* * * MAKARSKA RIVIERA * * * the most wanted vacation destination
Makarska (population 15000) lies at the foot of Biokovo, in a natural harbour closed by the Osejava promontory from the south-east, and by St. Petar peninsula on the north-west. Makarska is an economic, cultural and tourist centre of the Makarska Littoral. There is ferry landing pier for the destination Sumartin on Braè island in the port. It consists of the old core of the Mediterranean type and a newer part with hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. It has a beautiful 1500 m long beach in a pine wood and numerous sandy coves. It developed from Makar, a settlement at the foot of Biokovo which was mentioned as Muccurum in the documents of the council in ancient Salona of 4th May, 533. We find the name Makarska only in the beginning of the 16th century in Turkish, Croatian and Latin sources.