The city of Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coastline and is attractive for both its climatic and natural features, diverse touristic offer and hospitable local population. The history of Makarska can best be learned by visiting the Franciscan monastery, which is more than 500 years old, where a Pinacotheca, a library and a unique Shells Museum are situated. Kačićev Square is the heart of culture and entertainment and next to it there is St. Mark’s Church. The City Museum and the Church of St. Philip are situated directly on the waterside. The city of Makarska is the center of Makarska Riviera, which abounds in beautiful beaches and entertainment as well as many restaurants and night bars in case you want to spend a night out in the city.
Makarska Riviera is situated underneath Biokovo mountain, which is one of the most beautiful mountains in Croatia and a great destination for weekend tourism, mountaineers, botanists and cyclers. Due to its exquisite natural beauty and bilogical diversity, it was proclaimed a nature park. It rises high above the Adriatic coast up to 1762 meters of altitude and its highest peak St. George (Jure), from which a spectacular view of Makarska coastline, islands, and Dalmatian Zagora is to be enjoyed. Aside from mountaineering routes, a 23 kilometers road leads to the top of Bikovo, and it is also the highest asphalt road in Croatia.