Makarska is a small town on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia
, about 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Split and 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Dubrovnik
It is the center of the Makarska Riviera, a popular tourist destination under the Biokovo Mountain.
It stretches for 60 km (37 mi) between the towns of Brela and Gradac. In the summertime tens of thousands of tourists flock to the area from all over Europe. There is an abundance of ocean facing accommodations, vacation rental, condo rentals and apartment rental.
It is recommended to visit from April until October and for younger people July and August. If you want take a rest with no crowd on the beach then September is a good time. Makarska is a good place to stay with many accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and apartment rental options.
The city is best explored on foot. All the major areas of interest are within a short walk of each other.
Besides enjoying the sun, untouched nature and sea and different attractions this small town offer supreme accommodations and lodging in top-quality vacation rentals and apartment rentals.
You can take a scenic walk around the peninsula, the marina, and the main square.
The peninsula area in particular is scenic, relaxing, and some parts are not too crowded. At the southern end of the beach (near the peninsula), there is an outdoor market area. There you can buy souvenirs, beach gear, and food. In this area are other simple but fun attractions such as trampolines to jump on.
Some worthwhile sights not to miss include; The Franciscan monastery (16th century). It houses a library with numerous books and rare incunabula's and a famous, world known collection of shells from all over the world, collected in a Malacological Museum from 1963. The Napoleon monument was erected in the honour of the French Marshal Marmont in 1808. The Villa Tonolli, which is home to the Town Museum.
Biokovo National Park
In the mountainous area behind Makarska. You can walk on foot into the mountains behind Makarska, however if you want to reach the best mountainous areas you will need to drive to the official park itself. There are excellent hiking opportunities in the park, although sometimes the fog makes it difficult to have a good view of the surroundings.
A true Croatians gem and popular European seaside resort, Makarska has something of everyone and accommodation, vacation rentals and apartment rentals to boot.
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