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If you’re looking for a destination that combines natural beauty, cultural richness and outdoor adventure, look no further than Makarska. Located on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, this beautiful coastal town consists of stunning beaches, crystal-clear water and towering mountain ranges.
In addition to exploring the best places in Makarska, be sure to check out our Villas Guide to discover the best villas in this area and make the most out of your trip.
Now, let’s discover some of the must-visit spots in Makarska!
Unveiling the natural wonders of Makarska
Makarska is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, with a range of landscapes that make it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
The 2-kilometre-long Makarska beach is one of the top attractions, drawing in visitors from all over the world. The beach boasts soft sand, crystal-clear water and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, swim in the sea, or take part in water sports, Makarska Beach is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Adriatic coast.
Biokovo Nature Park
Just outside of Makarska, Biokovo Nature Park is a stunning mountain range with miles of hiking trails and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife.
The park is a must-visit spot for anyone who loves the great outdoors and is also home to the Biokovo Botanical Garden which features a range of flora and fauna native to the region.
At over 1,700 meters above sea level, Mount Biokovo offers visitors some of the most stunning views of the Adriatic coast and the surrounding countryside.
The peak can be accessed by car or foot, with a range of hiking trails leading to the summit. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply looking for a breathtaking view, Mount Biokovo is a must-visit spot.
Diving into Makarska’s cultural and historical heritage
Makarska is also home to a rich cultural and historical heritage, with landmarks, museums, and monuments that showcase the town’s fascinating history.
St. Mark’s Cathedral
A stunning example of Baroque architecture, St. Mark’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Makarska.
Built-in the 18th century, the cathedral features intricate carvings, a beautiful dome and a stunning bell tower.
Visitors can explore the interior of the cathedral, which features beautiful artwork and religious artefacts.
Makarska Old Town
Makarska’s Old Town is a charming maze of narrow streets, historic buildings and picturesque squares.
Visitors can wander through the town, taking in the beautiful architecture and soaking up the local culture.
Highlights include the main square, which features a beautiful fountain and outdoor cafes, and the town’s many churches and historic buildings.
The Makarska Riviera is a stunning stretch of coastline that runs from Brela to Gradac, encompassing some of the most beautiful beaches and coastal towns in Croatia.
Visitors can explore many of the towns along the Riviera known for their cultural heritage and outdoor adventure opportunities.