The Name Makarska Originates From A Smaller Roman Settlement Called Muucurum And Is Mentioned Long Before The Arrival Of The Slavs.
About Makarska Riviera
Makarska is the heart of Dalmatia then one of the most appealing Croatian tourist destinations. It lies beneath Biokovo Nature Park in sea lagoon between Cape Osejava and St. Peter peninsula. Biokovo can be a specific rocky mountain in coast inland and is also known for its rich plant life and animals (particularly chamois) and beautiful scenery. Re-decorating the highest mountain in Dalmatia using more than thirty hiking trails some of which are easier, more difficult to overcome. In addition to the ancient settlements remains and lots of caves, hikers can find their oasis in Biokovo Botanical Garden at the same time. The name Makarska originates from a smaller Roman settlement called Muucurum and is mentioned long before the arrival of the Slavs.
Places And Beaches Along Makarska Riviera
Next to Makarska in 15 km coastline segment below mountain Biokovo you will find 5 small settlements having a long tourist tradition. These are Gradac, Drvenik, Zaostrog , Podaca and Brist. In Gradac there is the most beautiful and longest pebble beaches in Adriatic. Drvenik is small fishing village and Zaostrog is definitely an oasis of peace and beauty to which ancient Franciscan monastery contributes greatly. Podaca and Brist are picturesque places whose unspoiled beauty more and more tourists are discovering each day. Northwest to Makarska are famous tourist resorts with beautiful beaches and dense pine forests these are Baško Polje, Baska Voda and Donja Brela. Southwest to Makarska are popular summer resorts Tučepi and Podgora.
Sights And Accommodation
Makarska Riviera from Tucepi to Brela and Brist area carries a long tradition of providing excellent private accommodation in the most outstanding facilities (hotels or apartments) and many certainly you will feel the hospitality with the host in any of the thousands of rooms or apartments. In addition to the dynamic nightlife and superior gastronomic offer and also famous therapeutic health and recreation centre Biokovka Makarska offers its visitors rich cultural heritage. Sights like famous Croatian poet Andrija Kacic Miosic monument in town square, 17th century St. Mark Cathedral, 15th St. Peter church and St. Mary baroque church from Eighteenth century are the point views not to be missed during the sightseeing tour. The main Franciscan monastery can boast with its library and archive but what is unusual and is also displayed in monastery can be a beautiful collection of shells, writes tagza.