Sightseeing around Makarska

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When you think of Makarska first association is sea, great domestic food, and wine. But Makarska is so much more than that! Sightseeing around Makarska as well as the city itself will make you fall in love with this southern region of Croatia.

Makarska
Makarska
21300, Makarska, Croatia

Makarska is a city that belongs to Split-Dalmatian County. It is located south from Split, 90 km away (via E65 highway), and 150 km from Dubrovnik, via road D8.

If you start from the city center you should start from main church square. Walking through narrow streets, soon you will find yourself at Kačić square. You will take fabulous pictures of St. Mark's church with Bikovo mountain in the background. As the very best protector of the city, this mountain also represents one of the biggest national parks in Croatia. Don’t miss to come back at night also! Sit in some of the local bars, or just relax on the stairs leading to the church above the square and take a deep breath! Yes, this is magical, and no, you are not dreaming!

Kačić's square
Kačić's square
Biokovo Mountain
Biokovo Mountain
Biokovo, 21300, Makarska, Croatia
©iStock/Gennadiy Kravchenko
©iStock/Gennadiy Kravchenko

If you like hiking, south from town you can walk through Osejava park and reach next settlement, Tučepi with very popular beach, Slatina. Be careful, though, if you want to get down to the beaches along the way, because there are some slippery rocks.

Forest park Osejava
Forest park Osejava
Setaliste Dra Fra Jure Radica Bb, 21300 Makarska, Makarska, Хрватска
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Tučepi
Tučepi
Tucepi, Croatia
Slatina Beach, Tučepi
Slatina Beach, Tučepi
Dračevice 41, 21325, Tučepi, Croatia

North from Makarska, you will reach The Sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes called Vepric. It is made on slopes of Bikovo, in rocks and has beautiful little square and park. A quiet and peaceful place where you can feel a very strong connection with surroundings.

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Peninsula of St. Peter is one of the must-see places in Makarska. Walking by the sea you will see Hvar, Paklinski otoci, and Brač on the horizon during the day and beautiful view on Makarska during the sunset. Also, few small beaches are waiting for you here, hidden from everybody’s eyes. And, this is not all of it. Come and find your own piece of greatness in Makarska!

Paklinski Otoci
Paklinski Otoci
Pakleni otoci, Croatia
Hvar, island
Hvar, island
Hvar, Croatia
Brač, island
Brač, island
Island of Brac, Croatia
©iStock/RastislavSedlak
©iStock/RastislavSedlak

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Marko Radojević

Marko Radojević

I am Marko, 28 years old, from Croatia. Travel, languages and nature enthusiast, lover and explorer. I share about my beautiful country.

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