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Makarska Riviera Holidays

Majestic seaside resort

Makarska Riviera is Southern Dalmatia’s most cosmopolitan getaway and it stretches for 60 kilometres between the towns of Brela and Gradac. Wherever you are in it, you’ll see the magnificent grey massif of the Biokovo Nature Park rising up behind it. Makarska Riviera holidays offer a treasury of architectural riches, as well as all the convenience you would expect from a contemporary seaside resort. With several handsome churches, a Napoleonic-era monument and a Baroque palace, the region is studded with beautiful antiquities.

Its main city, Makarska, is a Roman settlement now celebrated for its beaches, bustling palm-fringed promenade and scenic splendour, and it has a central marina lined with hotels, restaurants and bars of serious quality. There’s also the smaller town of Brela to explore, with its pebble beaches and pine forests. With extraordinary landscapes, enticing beaches and promising food, holidays to Makarska Riviera provide an unforgettable range of experiences.

Your Makarska Riviera questions, answered

Makarska Riviera suits a variety of visitors and budgets thanks to the range of accommodation on offer. It also has some of the most child-friendly beaches on the Mediterranean – check out Punta Rata.
The area rarely suffers from overcrowding, so you’ll find plenty of space to lay your beach towel. There are isolated beaches, as well as ones fringed with bars and restaurants.
Makarksa Riviera has a rich culinary tradition, from traditional Balkan dishes like ‘peka’ (a baked meat and vegetables dish) to Venetian-inspired dishes. Try the tasty ‘pašticada’ (slow-cooked beef in a sweet-and-sour sauce).

Best things to do in Makarska Riviera

Scale a mountain

Wherever you find yourself in the Makarksa Riviera, the Biokovo mountain range soars above all, rising dramatically from the Adriatic Sea and tempting you to take a hike.

Go kayaking

Kayakers are in for a treat in the Makarska Riviera, as they will enjoy the long, uninhabited coastline and hidden coves that are only accessible by sea – the sandy Vruja Bay is a special treat.

Dine out

Makarska is a mecca for foodies who like to dine in style, and the city has plenty to offer. Here, you’ll find everything from brilliant family-run restaurants to high-end molecular gastronomy.