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Visiting Makarska Riviera

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When taking a one day trip to Makarska Riviera you have two options to choose between: you can visit the coastal towns along the Riviera and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia or you can go hiking to the Biokovo mountain which rises behind the Riviera of Makarska. Makarska Riviera stretches for 53 km along the coast, from Brela in the north till Gradac in the south. It includes several other places while Makarska is the centre of the Riviera.

 If you are not an active type of person and you like to spend your day at the beach, then the coastal part of the Riviera is the right choice for you. One of the most popular places are Brela and Baska Voda, however, other places do not fall behind much.

Both Brela and Baska Voda are famous for their beautiful beaches which stretch for kilometres along the coast. The most famous beach in Brela is Punta Rata which was proclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the Forbes magazine. Besides lying on the beach you can enjoy numerous water sports activities like paragliding with a boat, banana boat ride, diving and many more. Along the seaside promenade you can find a plenty of coffee bars and restaurants.







As for sightseeing, you should go to Makarska where you can visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Church of St Mark, St Peter, the city museum and the church of St Philip or Igrane where you can visit a small church of Saint Michael from the 11th century and is one of the most important medieval monuments on Makarska Riviera. You can also see the baroque mansion Simic-Ivanisevic which is located near the port.

For those a bit more active, hiking on Biokovo will be an excellent excursion. Biokovo is a Nature Park; people can here go hiking individually or with an organized tour. According to their physical abilities, people can decide which hiking trail to take. There is plenty to see in the Biokovo Nature Park; there are more than 1500 plant species, a variety of animals and several endangered species. From Biokovo viewing points you can see spectacular views of the coast, islands and even Monte Gargano in Italy when the weather is bright.






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