Makarska is a town with more than 15 thousand people, that consist of places under the Biokovo, Veliko Brdo, Puharić, Kotišina and Makar, by which it got its name Makarska. Makarska is known for its natural and climatic characteristics and is very attractive tourist center with varied tourist offer. The recognizable symbol of Makarska is sandy and pebble beach, 2 km long. Along the promenade, next to which are planted the pine trees there are comfortable hotels, restaurants with gastronomic specialties, and entertainment for the children as well as for adults.
Makarska is located in the heart of Dalmatia, at the foot of the mountain Biokovo, which protects the town and surrounding of penetration of continental climate and Mediterranean vegetation, mild winter, a long, hot summers with refreshing wind. Makarska has built around a natural port protected by a peninsula of St. Peter and the cape Osejava, which contributed in its development and today it is very important trading port-center. Those who plan to have a holiday in Makarska, will be interested in a fact that there is a ferry ride several times during the day from the port to
Sumartin on the island Brač
Cultural and spiritual history of the town is represented on the best way through the over 500 years old Franciscan monastery, and kept library, a unique Malacological Museum and Institute of mountains and sea. Kačić square is famous for the Church of Sv. Mark,and on the coast it is city’s museum and the church of Sv. Philip. In the city park is restored church of St. Peter, from where is a beautiful view of the town, impressive Biokovo and sea. Makarska is with its content most attractive to the families with children,those who like peaceful vocation, without disco noise and crowds.
Last few years it is particularly interesting to tourists from Serbia, who almost regularly spent holidays on the Makarska Riviera until disintegration of the state, and now they want to see what has changed in the past almost 20 years and is that famous beach still so beautiful as in a fairy-tale.
Text: Aleksandar Devetak
Photo: Adelina Metikos
Published on: 22.09.2010