Locals are passionate about Makarska and worked tirelessly to help popularize the whole idea of a “Makaska Riviera”, the wonderful serpentine stretch of shoreline, at times just a meter from the sea, that winds its way up the coast to Split, little more than an hour from Makarska. The Riviera includes some really pretty seaside villages like Omis, Brela and Baska Voda, but Makarska is the happening place. With the Biokovo Mountains looming over the town, Makarska is practically pushed into the ocean, which adds to its salt-sea ambiance. It seems much larger than 12,000 people, because it has all the creature comforts you could want—attractive places to stay; decent hotels; sites to see and a mountain to climb; daily ferry to Brac; arguably the best pebble beaches around and plenty of them; lots of shops and excellent bus connections to anywhere, often. It can get pretty crowded in season, but with its great coastline, finding some privacy to park your blanket and enjoy the gorgeous water is easy. The most intriguing site in town is the Franciscan monastery, built in 1614. In the basement there is a curious Malacological museum which claims to have the largest collection of snails, shells and mussels in the world. Interesting fossil collection, too. Bring the kids!

Tourist Office

Obala kralja Tomislava 16,

21300 Makarska,

Tel: 385 021 612 002 or 021 616 288

Fax: 021 612 002 or 021 616 288



Our favorite links

–town site, lots of information

–good town map, history, photos

–also billed as the town’s website, a bit quirky

–multi-lingual, mostly for apartments

–for more about the monastery and the museum of shells






Legal Validity of this Disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

Subscribe To Our Blog

Get the latest news from us, on your email!

Created by Greentendency