Makarska's geografical and traffical situation provides visitors and tourists a half-day and all day long boat trip to the island of Brač, Hvar, Korčula. Every island is known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The boats depart every day from Makarska. The price varies according to the place of departure and the content of the excursion, which the boats offer, the price also changes in pre-or post-seasons.
Biokovo was proclaimed a nature park in 1981 for its natural beauty, special plants and animal species. On different altitudes and in different circumstances some vegetation forms have developed from Mediterranean to alpine. Rare species such as the golden eagle, griffon vulture, wolf, boar, chamois and muflons can be found on this mountain. Various shapes of karst, caves, pits which are few hundred meters deep and sinkholes are an integral part of Biokovo. There is a paved road leading up to the top of St. Jura (1762m) with a beautiful view on Split, Omiš, Neretva River, the island of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Visa and Mljeta and the Pelješac peninsula, Imotski and Vrgorac and when the view is the clearest you can see all the way to Italy. The integral part of the nature park of Biokovo is the Kotisina garden (16,5 ha) in which hundreds of plant species can be seen. The entrance to Biokovo’s nature park is situated not far from Makarska, the entrance fee is http://biokovo.com/?show=6527.
Dubrovnik is situated 160 km from Makarska. The town itself is a living monument of culture with its nature’s beauty, Mediterranean climate and lots of manifestations. The perfect geographical situation influenced its development for years. As a result, the following places are recommended for sightseeing:
It is 1940 m long, which includes five fortresses and sixteen towers. This represents an open museum for tourists all year long. The walls served as a defensive force of the city, which is a significant symbol of Dubrovnik today. The interior and the terrace of one of the fortresses (Revelin) serve as a place for concerts during The Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra concerts.
It originates from 1301. Today it is known as a stage for The Dubrovnik Summer Festival and especially for performing William Shakespeare’s plays.
The favourite promenade and gathering place in Dubrovnik. It is a place for all the ceremonies, the widest and most beautiful city street, it is the main trading spot of Dubrovnik’s center. It was built in the late 11th century.
The hill Srdj rises above Dubrovnik, it is 413 m high. The fortress Imperial from 1810 stands out on it. Srdj has a museum with a beautiful view on the whole city.
The trip to Dubrovnik involves seeing many churches from different time periods, centers, the city’s port and surrounding islands which cannot be left out.
Dubrovnik is a Mediterranean city, a city of culture, entertainment, manifestation and an interesting nightlife.
The city of Split is situated 60 km from Makarska. It is an eternally young city because of the population’s positive temperament. It is 1700 years old. Split has about 200,000 inhabitants and it is the second largest port on the Croatian coast. Diocletian's Palace from the fourth century dominates the city attracting many tourists with its magnificence. It is under the protection of UNESCO since 1979. Among the attractions you shouldn’t miss St. Duje’s Cathedral, Peristil nor the path along the National Square, the city of Split and the promenade. Split is full of restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques, so visitors unintentionally become part of the city’s life. The trip to Split is sure to fullfill your holiday expectations on the Makarska Riviera.
The Imot region is decorated by karst formations from the chasms, alcoves analog lakes. Imot is located near the Blue Lake and it was named after the beautiful blue color of water. The Red Lake is only one kilometer away, which name comes from the surrounded red rocks. The depth of the Blue Lake was measured many times and it was declared that on one place it is 288m and on another approximately 147m. The Red Lake has a shape of a regular circle and the last measurement says that it is 588m deep. The lakes were created after caves collapsed over the water cannals. These two lakes are the biggest tourist attractions. They can get there trough the path from Prolosca that leads to Lokvica.
The National park Lake Plitvice is situated 140km from Zagreb and about 219 km from Split. It is a natural potential of Croatia which has special geological and hydrological features, protected species of flora and fauna, woods, hills and mountains. As the only natural value among cultural heritage it is under the protection of UNESCO since 1979 . It includes 16 lakes which are divided to upper and lower lakes, lots of waterfalls and slopes, rivers and streams, caves as well as unique and protected plant and animal species. In the park the following activities are possible: hiking, cycling,rowing, mountain climbing, driving an electric boat and train, and in the winter skiing. The trip to Lake Plitvice is a unique and special experience for each ndividual.
The entrance fee for adults from April to October is 110 Kuna and for children under 7 it is free.