About Makarska

Makarska is a coastal city of Split-Dalmatia County, located at the foot of a mountain Biokovo. It is the center of Makarska Riviera, micro region that extends from Brela in the west to Gradac in the east. Makarska with urban area of Veliko Brdo counts 13716 inhabitants.

Makarska is located in central Dalmatia, at the touch of Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic sea. It is located at 43 ° 17 '38 " north latitude and 17 ° 1' 20" east longitude.

The town of Makarska occupies a central position in the Makarska coastline, not only because of it’s location, but primarily because of economic and social factors that made this city the second largest economic and demographic bacbone of Central Dalmatia(immediately after the Split), which is the reason why the Makarska coastline lately more and more used the name Makarska Riviera.

Historically, Makarska is significant as the former headquarters of Makarska diocese, and today the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska carries name Makarska in itself.

Makarska has Mediterranean climate. The winter average temperature is 10 ° C and summer around 25 ° C.