Is it really necessary that we describe Makarska separately? Indeed not, but we will take the opportunity to introduce you to the main tourist destination located south of Split. Just like other coastal cities of Split-Dalmatia County, behind Makarska, there is a mountain slope of Biokovo, and in front of this place, there is one of the cleanest seas in the world, whose beaches are getting more and more visits every year. In front of Makarska there is an island of Brac which is connected by regular ferry boat Sumartin. Our web cameras offer live streaming of Makarska waterfront, a large parking lot and a long promenade that goes along city's coastline. If you decide to visit Makarska, we strongly encourage you for a pleasant walk along the beach, or enjoying a local coffee shop with light refreshment drink.
Makarska is located in the southern Dalmatia in a naturally protected harbour. The harbour is protected from the north with the peninsula St. Peter, and from the north-east with a cape Osejava.The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and long, warm summers. It has more than 2750 sunny hours per year, with the air temperature above 20 °C from June to September. Very rich history of Makarska begins in prehistory, in the times before writing was invented. The oldest objectcreated by man (stone blade) belongs to the Palaeolithic (older Stone Age) and it dates back 40000 years B.C. It is believed that it was made by Neanderthal. In terms of sightseeing,it is recommended to visit the Malacological Museum of the Franciscan monastery. It has the most knowncollection of sea snails and bivalvesin the entire Croatia. From more than 3000 samples of the shells from the Adriatic Sea, in the Museum it is possible to see numerous varieties from tropical and subtropical seas. The botanical garden Kotišina is located on the coastal slopesof Biokovo at the altitude of 350 to 500 meters above the sea level and it is part of the Park of Nature Biokovo. The concept of the botanical garden foresees the garden as the fenced part of the nature where natural characteristics of vegetation are preserved, and plants are not brought into it in accordance with certain rules. At the fairly small surface of the botanical garden there are 300 species of the Mediterranean, alpine, exotic, agricultural and medicinal plants. Makarska is one of the most attractive and most famous destinations of the Croatian tourism. It is attractive thanks to the variety of tourist offer, landscape and cordial hosts. The quality is complemented by numerous tourist awards and acknowledgements awarded to Makarska every year.