Croatia is a country that delights visitors with its beautiful coastline, clean beaches, azure sea, breath-taking landscapes, as well as interesting history and numerous monuments. It is no wonder that crowds of tourists visit Croatia’s most popular cities such as Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Zagreb and Sibenik every year. If you are planning a holiday in Croatia, the Makarska Riviera is definitely worth a visit. It is the perfect place to relax with friends or family.
Makarska Riviera in Croatia – an ideal holiday destination
The Makarska Riviera is located in the southern part of Croatia, in the heart of Dalmatia. It stretches along the coast for 60 kilometres, from Brela to Gradac. The main centre of the Croatian riviera is Makarska, a city located on the Adriatic Sea, at the foot of the Biokovo mountain range, which forms part of the Dinaric Alps.
It is one of the warmest destinations in Croatia (average annual temperature is 20 degrees Celsius), with hot summers and mild winters. Apart from relaxing on the beach, strolling along the beautiful coastal boulevards lined with palm trees and swimming in the azure sea, Makarska offers many attractions.
The city is famous for its many cultural events, clubs, pubs and restaurants. The main sights include the City Museum, the Franciscan monastery from the early 17th century, the Cathedral of St. Mark from 1766 and a Baroque fountain.
1. Makarska Riviera – beaches
During a holiday on the Makarska Riviera, it is worth going to one of the beaches to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, relax, and enjoy the sun and water. The beaches on the Makarska Riviera are rocky and pebbly, surrounded by nature, and the water is clear and highly saline, which is great for the skin (nourishing and regenerating).
2. Makarska Riviera – mountains
Although Croatia is primarily associated with beaches and the sea, there is a mountain range in the Makarska Riviera area. Those who like to hike along mountain trails can choose to go to the peak of Biokovo, Sveti Jure with an altitude of 1762 metres above sea level.
3. Makarska Riviera – attractions
Wondering what attractions await you on the Croatian riviera? Throughout the region, you can enjoy many cultural events, folk celebrations and summer parties, in which the youngest tourists can also participate. There is no shortage of beaches, restaurants, cafés and clubs. During a holiday on the Makarska Riviera, you can taste the local cuisine (especially fish) and Dalmatian wines, enjoy the views, and visit nearby towns and cities.
Makarska Riviera – Croatia cruise
A great advantage of the Croatian riviera is its location. It is an excellent base for exploring the nearby towns. While in Croatia, it is also worth taking a yacht cruise on the Adriatic Sea. This allows you to visit the largest Croatian islands, such as Hvar (the so-called lavender island) and Brač (an island famous for its limestone), as well as famous Croatian cities.
Heads Yachting offers charter of luxury motor boats with 2, 3, 4 or more cabins. All available yachts are safe, modern, comfortable and well-equipped to make your Adriatic cruise enjoyable and comfortable.
Makarska Riviera – summary
For those planning to spend their holidays in Croatia, we recommend visiting the Makarska Riviera. It is a beautiful region with an impressive landscape (mountains, sea), interesting architecture, numerous attractions and great weather.
Thanks to the riviera’s excellent location, it can be the starting point for visiting Split, Dubrovnik, Trogir or Sibenik, as well as for sailing around Croatia to see the surrounding islands and experience an unforgettable adventure..