Beautiful beaches and plenty of history all in one place
One of the most popular tourist destinations on the Croatian coastline stretching for 60 Km between the towns of Gradac and Brela. One of the attractions of this particular coastline is the number of beautiful sandy beaches, which are not very common in Croatia. Accommodation is a good standard with many hotels and apartments offering excellent rates.
The town of Makarska features a main square filled with open air restaurants and cafes creating a great buzz about the place. There’s also a market selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.
The beaches are beautiful, with many surrounded by pine forests making them secluded and peaceful.
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The hottest months of the year are from May until September when average temperatures vary between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius. Rain can be expected at any time especially in May and June. In the winter months (November to March), average temperatures can drop to 6 degrees with November and December being particularly wet.
The town of Makarska is well worth a visit with its museums, galleries and shops. There’s also a fascinating Franciscan monastery which houses a picture gallery and library of local artefacts. If you would like to sample the local Dalmatian cuisine there are many restaurants and cafes serving delicious food. For the less adventurous there’s also a selection of pizzeria’s.
Another popular resort on the Makarska Riviera, Baska Voda boasts many historic churches and museums. Nearby there’s the Biokovo Mountain which has been described as “the most picturesque landscapes on the Adriatic.” It peaks at 1762 m.
Of course, many people visit the Makarska Riviera because of its glorious beaches. Many of them are sandy, which is unusual for Croatia. One of the best beaches is at Velika Duba Bay, although this particular beach isn’t child friendly. For families, beaches such as Jadran and Podaca are the best option.