Makarska Riviera

However you approach the Makarska littoral, before you is a magnificent gift of nature - a monumental mountain slope Biokovo in his impressive size and beauty, which rises above the Makarska Riviera as insurmountable protector of all its settlements in the foothills and the seaside resorts along the coast which are like shiny, pearl necklace in his pedestal.

Arriving by boat at the Makarska Riviera is an unforgettable experience. So tourists usually came by boat until the beginning of the 60-ies, to enjoy the scenery, approaching the coast and harbors. Since the construction of the Adriatic tourist road in 1965, especially in recent years more and more pleasure coming from the sea have tourists - sailors who are resting in the old ports, coves or in new ports and marinas.

Makarska
Makarska
Biokovo
Biokovo
Tučepi
Tucepi
 

Land approach on to the Makarska Riviera from the southeast entrance of town Ploče, passing Bacina Lakes, you reach after 12 km first place on the Makarska Riviera, town Gradac. From the northwest on to the Makarska Riviera you arrive from the descent of highway A1 in Šestanovac. The arrival over Biokovo to Vrgorac particularly impressive and unforgettable sight when after a playful rocky Biokovo, opens the horizon and a magnificent view of the Riviera with all its beauty, from Drašnica, via Podgora, Tucepi, Makarska, Brela to Split, the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and peninsula Peljesac.

As you approached the Makarska Riviera you still see the old villages under the cliffs and slopes of Biokovo, still preserved village architecture, old houses and taverns, and tourist sites along with new hotels, houses, villas, harmoniously incorporated into the old fishing and farming villages in which a new contemporary life is pulsating in accordance with the legacy of ancestors.

Excursions

Geographical and traffic position of Makarska Riviera, and thus Zaostrog, allows visitors a half day or day trip, visit to the many natural, cultural and other sights and places along the Dalmatian coast. Close to 2 ferry ports provides memorable trips to the islands ("pearls") in middle Adriatic Sea:

  • Sucuraj site, the island of Hvar (the ferry from Drvenik-3 miles from Zaostrog, the ride takes 30 min),
  • Town of Korcula, Korcula island (the ferry from Drvenik-3 miles from Zaostrog, the ride takes 40 min),
  • Sumartin site, the island of Brac (ferry from Makarska-25 miles from Zaostrog, the ride takes 30 min).
Hvar
Hvar
Korcula
Korcula
Brac
Brac
 

For visitors of Makarska Riviera, particularly interesting is the trip to the mountain Biokovo that covers all the Makarska Riviera. From any point of the Makarska Riviera there are marked hiking trails to the slopes and peaks of Biokovo and Mt. Rilic. There is a road where you can with your own car reach the highest peak of St. Jure 1762 m/nv, where you can see a fabulous view of Biokovo hinterland and the whole Makarska Riviera and islands (for a sunny and windy weather is possible to see italian dry land).

Along the coast tourists can go on one day trips to the pearl town Dubrovnik (Old Town and the walls, the cathedral and the famous promenade Stradun, Archeological Museum, Cultural History Museum, Maritime Museum, House of the Marin Museum of Contemporary History, Ethnographic Museum, "Summer Festival" Festival of drama, music and dance from July 10-August 25-120km from Zaostrog),the archaeological museum in Vid Narona next to Metković (Roman temple Augusteum-40 km from Zaostrog), fertile estuary of the river Neretva (ride "trupica", ie, small boats, ships Marathon 2nd Saturday in August-20 km), fascinating Baćina lakes (10 km) through the tourist town of Makarska (Malacological Museum-museum of shells, long sandy beaches and a rich night life, "Makarska Cultural Summer" with its popular fishing festivals, carnivals, concerts-25 km), the mouth of the river Cetina (rafting and canyoning on Cetina River-60 km) and the famous pirate town of Omis (old town and the fortress above the town-70 km), knight city of Sinj (tournament competition which is held every year on the first Sunday In August, since 1818.god.), city under UNESCO protection Split (Roman Diocletian's palace, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, the Croatian maritime museum, Mestrovic Gallery, "Split Summer" or the Croatian Theater festival with operas, dramas, ballets, concerts from July 14 to August 14-90km), Solin (Salona ancient Roman, amphitheater and spa-95 km), Trogir (famous cathedral from the 13th century-110 km), Sibenik (known Cathedral of 15 th century -165 km), until the National Park Krka (135 km) or the Queen of Peace Shrine in Medjugorje (70 km) and Mostar (old bridge and old town-90 km).

Sibenik
Sibenik
Split
Split
The Alka of Sinj
The Alka of Sinj
 
Rafting on the River Cetina
Rafting on the River Cetina
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Narona
Narona
 
Bacina Lakes
Bacina Lakes
Medjugorje
Medjugorje
Mostar
Mostar