The town of Makarska (12000 inhabitants) is one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast, the “nucleus” of tourism in Dalmatia. It is the centre of culture, sports, entertainment an business of the Makarska Riviera.
Dalmatia apartments and accommodation Makarska With an air of the Mediterranean and an inherent Dalmatian architecture. Makarska is a tourist resort of exceptional beauty. It lies on the curve of sweeping horseshoe bay fringed by two peninsulas covered by pine groves, Osejava and St. Peter and backed by the impressive mountain range of Biokovo (peak St.. George).
A wide promenade stretches along the line of the bay and the city beach – here you will find a multitude of shops, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, terraces with live music and souvenir shops. Makarska takes great pride in the richness of its preserved nature and its ecologically clean coast and sea. Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across a number of churches and other architectural and cultural sights among which is the popular Museum of Shells, situated in Franciscan monastery. The fine weather conditions in Makarska allow you to engage in sports activities throughout the year – at The City Sports Centre, Your hotel or indeed the sea. Dalmatia Makarska location map Makarska has a long tradition in tourism and as our guests you are welcome to attend its many cultural and art events as well as the local festivities that are held during your stay. The geographical position of Makarska is perfect if you want to go on day trips to Split, Dubrovnik or Medjugorje or to the islands of Brac, Hvar or Korcula.
Makarska (Italian: Macarsca; German: Macharscha; pronounced [mâkarskaː]) is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Split and 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Dubrovnik. It has a population of 13,716 residents. Administratively Makarska has the status of a city and it is part of the Split-Dalmatia County.
It is a tourist centre, located on a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea. The city is noted for its palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafes, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many pleasure craft are moored. Adjacent to the beach are several large capacity hotels as well as a camping ground.
The center of Makarska is an old town with narrow stone-paved streets, a main church square where there is a flower and fruit market, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a sea shell collection featuring a giant clam shell.
Makarska 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.
Source: DalmatiaNet.com, Wikipedia.org