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Fisherman in Makarska

Street in Makarska

Croatia has a long coastline and the Makarska Riviera is probably the most beautiful part of the Dalmatian coast. Here you will find bays with long beaches and small towns surrounded by clear sea water from the Adriatic Sea and a landscape dominated by a green belt of vegetation followed by the steep and grey mountains. The biggest town on this coastline, also named "the capital of the Riviera", is Makarska. (See Makarska on a map).

The harbour in Makarska makes room for a wide range of boats. Some of them take tourists for cruises in the Adriatic Sea and along the Makarska Riviera, but you will also find smaller boats and fishing boats in the harbour. During the morning the fishermen enter the harbour with their catch. 

A walk on the long promenade shows the variety of a town where tourism and fishing traditions live side by side.

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Makarska is more than a pleasant walk along the promenade. The town is also know for its beautiful pebbled beaches with a wide range of water sports activities suitable for all generations. In summer it can be quite crowded on the beach closest to the harbour.

In Makarska you will find restaurants and taverns with authentic Dalmatian food and wines. There is also markets where you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and other farming products from the nearby areas. In the town you will also find several supermarkets, banks, a shell museum, a town museum and a lot of shops.

Most of the pictures on this page is taken in early October - the end of the tourist season. Makarska is then a quiet and peaceful town offering day temperature - and water temperature - around 20 degrees (Celsius). During the year Makarska is warmed by the sun for more than 2750 hours which makes Makarska one of the sunniest places in the Mediterranean.

Market in Makarska

Makarska is situated on the middle of the riviera, and by taking a bus or taxi you will have access to other beautiful places along this coastline. Ten minutes to the east you will find the bay of Tucepi, and if you drive for five more minutes you will enter Podgora. Driving west will take you to Baska Voda and Brela. 

Idyllic towns, villages and beaches is found in almost every bay along the riviera, and the view over the Adriatic Sea reveales the famous islands Brac and Hvar.

A part of Makarska town

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