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The Makarska Riviera is one of the most visited and well established holiday destinations in Croatia, not least because it has more beaches than any where else. It stretches from Brela in the north to Gradac in the south, a sixty kilometre necklace of unexploited & unspoilt towns and little fishing villages nestled amongst dark green cypresses and pines.

The town of Makarska

It offers one of the most dramatic settings in Croatia, being bounded on one side by the turquoise Adriatic and on the other by the cliff faces of Biokovo, the highest Mediterranean coastal mountain (1762 m). Makarska itself is a lively town with a superb pedestrian centre full of chic shops, restaurants and bars with a maze of ancient streets and squares paved in white flagstones.

To the north of the town is the large beach of Donja Luka sheltered by the Sv.Petar, a large rock (almost an island) that stretches towards the sea forming the bay of Makarska. Enclosed in the bay is a marina and palm treed promenade from where you can catch a car ferry to the island of Brac.

Makarska Kacic town square

With the islands of Brac and Hvar being so near, boat excursions from Makarska are very popular. The trips, which can be from a few hours to a whole day, are always in very attractive old boats and usually include a ‘fish picnic,’ locally caught fish prepared à la Croatian and served onboard. There are several different destinations, the most popular being to the famous beach at Bol on the island of Brac.

A Makarska backstreet

Old boat, Makarska

A beach at Brela

The beaches on the Makarska Riviera are particularly beautiful. They are clean, are well surveyed for your safety and nearly all are nestled in pine glades, which is very convenient if you‘re seeking a bit of shade. Specially built promenades connect all the different little resorts along the coast.

Festivals and carnivals take place all year round in Makarska starting with Mardi Gras in February. In summer it seems any excuse is made to have a festival, from celebrating Saint's days to having ‘Fishermen's Nights,’ where fish are grilled on a communal barbecue to the accompanyment of traditional Croatian dancing & music.

Makarska carnival

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