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Set at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain Range, this cosmopolitan seaside-town on the beautiful Dalmatian Coast has a lively atmosphere and is popular with families and those seeking fresh air and the great outdoors. It is a town surrounded by beautiful countryside and is known for its two-kilometre-long beach. Here you will find a harbour full of luxury yachts, excursion boats puttering out to sea, cultural performances in the main square, and elegant cafes and restaurants with chairs and tables sprawling out onto the streets.

Things to do in Makarska

There are plenty of fascinating sights to visit and explore during your Villa Holiday in Makarska. Discover the Statue of the Friar Andrija in the main square, the Venetian Fountain and the sleepy Late Baroque St Mark's Church. Stroll along the pretty Makaraska Waterfront, visit Tonoli Palace and delight at the Baroque architecture of Kalalarga Street. You can also visit the Monument to the Revolution, which commemorates the fallen soldiers of World War II. The town is also perfectly located to enjoy day trips to other destinations in Croatia including Split, Brac, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik. Our villas in Makarska are ideally located as a base from which to explore the surrounding area.

Makarska, Croatia
Makarska riviera

History and culture in Makarska

Originally an Illyrian settlement, which has grown around a natural harbour, Makarska has a turbulent and fascinating history. The Romans, Slavs and Venetians have all lay claim to the town at one point, but it was the Turks who built a fortress here in 1568 to keep the Venetians out. The Venetian's took back control from 1646 to 1797, and since then the French, Austrians, Italians and the Republic of Yugoslavia have ruled. During the 60s and 70s, Makarska proved popular with visitors from all around the world. Since Croatia became independent in 1991 it has regained its reputation and is a much-loved resort once again. 

Family holidays in Makarska

For a memorable day out, take a stroll along the beach to Sveti Petar Park which is lined with ice cream shops and beach stalls. The Franciscan Monastery, founded in 1614 by Bosnian monks, has a fantastic Malacological Museum which has displays of snails, shells, mussels and fossils which will delight children. There is also the Makarska Observatory and Astro-park for budding scientists, as well as hiking trails that are suitable for children of all ages. A villa holiday in Makarska is perfect for families of all ages.

Makarska sunset
Makarska marina

Adventurous activities in Makarska

If you are looking for a spot of adventure there are plenty of activities available in and around Makarska including climbing, paragliding, mountain biking and windsurfing. Hiking trails around Mount Biokovo are excellent too. 

Romance in Makarska

For a romantic break away perhaps choose a villa with private pool to enjoy during the day. However, Makarska comes alive at night. The atmosphere is electric with vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars around every corner. Enjoy relaxing evenings on the pretty promenade and enjoy romantic boat trips at sunset. During the day, why not sunbathe on remote stretches of the beach or go wine-tasting in nearby villages. 

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