Makarska Riviera is often mentioned, and even more often, images of its beaches and symbols adorn many tourist materials. If you haven’t visited it yet, here’s a list of 10 things you need to know that will surely help you make a decision and come as soon as possible.
1. Where is it located?
Makarska Riviera is located south of Split in the direction of Dubrovnik.
2. How long is it?
Makarska Riviera is about 60 kilometers long.
3. What places does it cover?
It includes places (arranged from north to south): Brela, Baska Voda, Promajna, Krvavica, Bratus, Bast, Makarska, Tucepi, Podgora, Drasnice, Igrane, Zivogosce, Drvenik, Zaostrog, Podaca, Brist and Gradac.
4. City of Makarska
Makarska is the only city on the Riviera, and the whole area was named after him. It is also an administrative center. The most important institutions are located in Makarska and numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes. Wherever you stay on the Makarska Riviera, it is worth visiting the city of Makarska for at least half a day.
5. Mountain Biokovo
Mountain Biokovo keeps its back to the entire Riviera and makes the landscape unique and unforgettable. It is a favorite destination of many visitors, especially lovers of nature and hiking. From 2020, it is beautiful because of the Skywalk that you should see while staying on the Riviera.
6. Proximity to islands
From Makarska, the ferry goes to Brač (in Sumartin) and from Drvenik to the island of Hvar (Sućuraj). From all places on the Makarska Riviera, there is a beautiful view of the islands, and the closest is Hvar and Brac. Also, there are many different options to visit these islands during your stay and take advantage of a day trip to discover the islands’ beauties, hidden coves, and enjoy a boat ride.
7. Proximity to all excursion destinations
The location of the Makarska Riviera is ideal for those who plan to visit destinations such as Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, or the Krka National Park during their stay in Croatia. We have already mentioned that the islands are within easy reach of the Makarska Riviera. Only an hour or two drive separates the Riviera from, for example, Mostar, the Neretva Valley, Omis, or Imotski.
8. Beautiful beaches
Every local will tell you that the most beautiful beaches and bays are in his place. Indeed, it will be difficult for you to decide where they are most attractive. Each place is adorned with a necklace of beautiful beaches with pine trees.
9. Characteristic promenades
Along the beaches, there are always kilometers of paths. They are ideal for those who like to run or enjoy the sea air while walking. Apart from being a wonderful and relaxing experience, it is also extremely healthy for the whole organism.
10. Charming villages
The inhabitants of the Makarska Riviera came to the coast for the most part in the second half of the 20th century. Until then, they lived in picturesque villages with stone houses that still preserve memories of a rich past and tradition and are worth visiting.