A charmer in Makarska's historic town centre

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  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Type: Apt. / Condo

A charmer in Makarska's historic town centre

Make yourself at home in Apartment Allegra, a bright and sunny apartment located on the top floor of a 3 storey walk-up with fabulous views of the harbour, the majestic Biokovo mountain range and the terracotta roof tops of the old town. You also have access to a secret roof top terrace with even more breathtaking views where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee and evening cocktails.

The apartment has been freshly furnished and has 3 huge bedrooms, separate living-room, combination kitchen/dinning, bathroom with half-bath/shower and toilet. There is another separate toilet room on the landing in front of the apartment. All bedrooms have ceiling ...Read more

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G. Ujdur

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A charmer in Makarska's historic town centre
Makarska, Dalmatia, Croatia

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Background:
The Makarska Riviera (btw split and Dubrovnik) is home to some of Croatia’s loveliest stretches of beach. Running from Brela in the north to Gradac in the south, the Riviera is 61 kilometres (38 miles) long and centres on Makarska.

Makarska:
Makarska itself is built around a deep sheltered bay, and backed by the dramatic rocky heights of the Biokovo mountain range (1754m/5770ft), which acts as a buffer from the harsher inland climate. Biokovo’s sea-facing slopes are criss-crossed by well-marked trails, so besides swimming in the deep turquoise Adriatic, it’s possible to get in some hiking or mountain biking too. The town is well known for its gorgeous beaches, backed by fragrant pinewoods overlooking the glistening sea. Makarska’s main beach is a long (2 kilometre/1.2 mile) curving stretch of pebble and sand, behind which runs a shady walkway with many cafes, bars, ice-cream parlours and restaurants. At the southern end of the main beach there is an outdoor market area where you can purchase beach gear and souvenirs. As the waters of the Adriatic are so clear, diving in Makarska is a popular option, and there is a dive centre based near the beach. There are also plenty of other water sport opportunities for the adventurous, including sailing, peddle-boats, banana rides, kayaking and jet-skiing. The region has a history of naked bathing dating back to the early 1900’s, so there are many discrete nudist friendly beaches (Nugal being the most beautiful).
Alongside the main beach is a beautiful palm-fringed promenade, lined with fashionable cafes, hip bars and boutique shops, all overlooking the town’s picturesque harbour. Tourist boats offer one-day trips to Jelsa on Hvar and Zlatni Rat in Bol on Brac from Makarska’s harbour. Through summer the town’s main square is filled with open-air restaurants and cafes, while behind the main Church, in the shade, the daily open-air market sells fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. In terms of recommending restaurants I suggest visiting the Roma and Konoba restaurants, both are centrally located and offer superb local food in a relaxed atmosphere. The nightlife in Makarska is just as varied as the food, with all types of bars and clubs, sure to suit anyone's tastes, playing anything from folk music to upbeat dance tunes. Try the many beach parties and boat clubs, or even head to the Deep bar with the adjoining Grotto nightclub, fantastically located in a cave above the sea.

Getting to Makarska:
Makarska is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Split airport. There are regular long-distance buses along the coast from Split to Makarska and from Zagreb to Makarska (6 hours 30 minutes). There is also a regular local bus service which runs between the villages of the Makarska Rivijera. Daily car ferries run from Makarska’s harbour to Sumartin on the island of Brac.

History:
Back in the 10th century, the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII referred to this region of the Croatian coast as Pagania. The long narrow coastal strip, between the mouth of the River Cetina and the mouth of the River Neretva, Pagania was named after its inhabitants, the Pagani. A rebellious people who lived from piracy, raiding passing galleys, the Pagani hadn’t accepted Christianity until the 9th century, far later than the other Slavs. Nowdays things are somewhat more peaceful, with the locals making a living from fishing, olive oil, wine making and tourism, but there’s still a rather pleasing, wild untouched feeling to the place. The settlements here remain small and villagey, with the exception of Makarska, with its lovely main square overlooked by the Baroque Church of St Mark and several elegant palazzo built by wealthy local merchants, recording 18th century prosperity and refinement under Venetian/Austrian rule. The best way to familiarise yourself with the history of Makarska is by visiting the Franciscan monestary which recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. The monestary boasts a picture gallery, library and a one-of-a-kind Malacological museum (dedicated to the study and preservation of molluscs).

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Beach or lakeside relaxation

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