Makarska Riviera include manny like beautiful long beaches, famous Cuisine, good traffic connections with the newly built fast highway (A1), the airports in Split and Dubrovnik. Ferry connections with the neighboring islands of Hvar, Brač and Korčula. You can decide and enjoy attractive excursion destinations: Dubrovnik, Split Trogir, Salona, Omiš, Biokovo Park, the Cetina, Neretva and Krka Rivers and stunning beauty of the old cities in the south Dalmatian hinterland.
How to get there?
Split airport is located about 80 km from Makarska.
..by car rental
The trip from Split along the coastal road Jadranska magistrala (D8) is a beautiful journey through small towns and beautiful villages along the Adriatic coast of central Dalmatia.
Makarska is a city in the Split – Dalmatia county of Croatia is located on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia, about 60 km southeast of Split and 140 km northwest of Dubrovnik. It is a tourist centre, located on a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic Sea. The city is noted for its palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafés, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many pleasure craft are moored. Arrival to Makarska over Biokovo, from Vrgorac offers a breathtaking magnificent view of riviera, from Drašnice, Podgora, Tučepi, Brela, all the way to the Split, and in front to the islands Bracč Hvar, Korčula and peninsula Pelješac.
It is a famous tourist centre, located on a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic Sea. One of the main sights in the town is the Franciscan monastery, which was built in 1614. The basement of the monastery houses a Malacological museum which apparently has the largest collection of snails, shells and mussels in the world. Fossils from the region are also on display.
Another important sight is the Parish Church of St. Mark, on the main square (Kacicev trg), which was built in 1776. Makarska is the center of the Makarska Riviera, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. The Makarska Riviera stretches for 60km between the towns of Brela and Gradac.
Brela has become one of the most exclusive and most wanted tourist destinations in Dalmatia during the last few decades of the 20th century thanks to the attractive natural environment, clean pebble and sand beaches, romantically arranged along a side where a promenade swerves between pine trees and modernly comfortable hotels, guest houses, apartments, boarding houses, catering and other modern tourist facilities.
High over Brela is the rural village Kričak with a wide offer of homemade specialties. The clean and clear sea and the care of the environment are best confirmed by numerous tourist awards. The Punta Rata beach has been carrying the Blue Flag for already 8 years.
The Blue Flag is the greatest international acknowledgment for a clean sea and environment. Lifting the Blue Flag on the Planet Earth on June 5 is a festive occasion. St. Stjepan is the day the Brela celebrates the day of the municipality.
A long time ago, the inhabitants of Brela established their existence by raising grapevines and the renowned “Maraska” cherry on the steep terrace-like land. With the development of tourism, the interest for agriculture decreased and in 1935 a society was established for making Brela more beautiful. But the thousand year old agriculture was preserved in numerous gardens and property on which the present inhabitants of Brela raise basically olives, grapevines, oranges and lemons.
Baska Voda is not only sun, transparent sea and beautiful beaches amidst pine woods and fresh mountain air.
Once a farming and fishing town, this idyllic spot is now a modern tourist attraction on the Makarska Riviera in the heart of Dalmatia.
Baska Voda, Baško Polje, and the surrounding villages of Topići, Bast, Krvavica, Bratus and Promajna form a kaleidoscope of hospitality, tradition, modern life and a preserved environment.
Crystal clear and warm sea, well preserved natural environment and magnificent geographical position, in the heart of Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast, make Baska Voda ideal tourist destination.
Popular tourist destination thanks to its glorious coastline, its opportunities for sports and its excellent accommodation, the settlement of Tucepi was first settled four thousand years ago by the Illyrians.
Tucepi is one of the most beautiful and famous vacation places on the Adriatic, with numerous hotels and family houses which offer diversified accommodation. The modern settlement of Tucepi, situated in the south of the area, along the four kilometres of mild, cultivated pebbly shore, seeks its prosperity in tourism.
It is distinguished by the most beautiful and longest gravel beach of the Makarska Riviera, a pine wood, olive-groves, luxury hotels, beautiful houses and sports grounds. Rich in natural water springs (the name ‘Tucepi’ may come from Old Illyrian and mean ‘village at the spring’), the area abounds with terraced gardens, vineyards and olive-groves. The coastal slopes are dotted with villages built in traditional Mediterranean style and the signs of an early habitation, such as the impressive tumuli – the burial mounds of prehistoric people. An ancient stone-built hill fort overlooks the village.
White pebble beaches are edged by pine and olive trees and enjoy a mild climate, due in part to the shelter provided by Mountain Biokovo. Local specialities are on offer both in large, comfortable restaurants, and in the picturesque little family-run konobas.
The settlement of Tucepi is daily connected by buses to Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik. Excursions to such important historical and cultural centres will enrich your stay.
It is the very place if you are looking forward to a holiday in a peaceful and quiet environment with beautiful gravel beaches, enjoying the authentic Dalmatian atmosphere, in close vicinity of the lagest tourist centers. Nowadays it extends along the very coast, but in the past it was situated in higher regions of the mountain as may be seen from the remains of many cultural and historical monuments. The graves from the Bronze and Iron Ages show evidence of the Brist history.
Older part of Brist was located underneath the mountain Biokovo, but it was abandoned in 19th century, and a new one was built alongside the coast. The area was inhabited in prehistoric times, which is proved by the remains from the Bronze and Iron Iron Age. The place is mentioned for the first time in 1571. In the old part is a decorated tombstone, ruins of baroque church of sv. Margarita and a birthplace of poet Fr. Andrija Kačić Miočić.