Makarska is a calling card for the laid-back living characteristic of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.
Makarska is among the most traveled coastal destinations in Croatia, notable for its gorgeous beaches. Tucked away in the scrub-covered hills of Mount Biokovo, a collection of pristine coves, rocky bays, and pebbled shores are elevated in beauty with the teal-colored waters of the Adriatic. The town might be famous for its fine beaches, but much more awaits at its central harbor. There, a refreshing promenade lined with palm trees and alfresco cafes offers some well-deserved leisure.
The town beach is a blend of social hustle and relaxing scenery with joyful beach bars backed by tourism centers. You will find a range of activities from water-ski to banana rides. But for a quieter time, there are always the off-the-beaten-track coves en route to the town’s most spectacular viewpoints. Take a walk or cycle to one of these secluded paradises to enjoy the coast. As you do so, a salty fragrance of fresh pine will accompany you.
A break from the beach is a rewarding experience in Makarska, as numerous Baroque churches and Venetian monuments lie around every corner. Croatian architecture marked by creamy-white facades and tiled roofs is the dominant style, while bronze statues scattered across the city tell stories of Makarska’s authentic culture. Among them, the statue of St. Peter is, without a doubt, the most riveting. The patron of fishermen stands sentinel over the town with the heaven’s key in his hand and adds a touch of spiritual profundity to the blissful image of Makarska.
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