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Make a self catering villa in Makarska, Croatia your home away from home

Located on the west coast of Croatia, about 60km south east of the capital, Split, and 140km north west of historic Dubrovnik, Makarska is a popular tourist destination. It is on the Adriatic Sea at the centre of the beautiful Makarska Riviera and is backed by the towering Biokovo mountain. With peaceful sandy and pebbly beaches, historic architecture and plenty to see and do, it is an excellent base for a self catering villa holiday in Croatia.

Things to do in Makarska, Croatia

Promenades were made for strolling, and the lovely promenade in Makarska is lined with palm trees, giving a tropical feel to the horseshoe shaped bay. Cafés, bars and small boutiques overlook the harbour where pleasure boats bob at their moorings.

The main square in the town is presided over by the Parish Church of St Mark and has a regular fruit and flower market..

The main focal point in the town is the Franciscan Monastery which was built in 1614. For those who are interested in fossils and shells, there is a Malacological Museum in the basement of the monastery, with a giant clam shell.

The closest beach to your self catering villa is right in Makarska. It is a pebbly beach but it has safe swimming and bathing. There are plenty of watersports and fishing trips which can be booked at the harbour

Places to visit near Makarska, Croatia

An action-packed day is promised at Omis, an ancient town built on pirating just 37km from your villa in Makarska. It is known for its exciting water activities including rafting, kayaking on the Cetina River and paragliding.

Take a trip on a small boat to one of the nearby islands such as Brac, Hvar or Korcula. These boat trips give a true taste of Dalmatian life with fish, wine and authentic local music.

Split is just 60km from your self catering villa in Makarska and makes a great day out. This ancient Roman city has typical Dalmatian architecture. The Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman Emperor, dates back over 1700 years.

Medugorje is a holy city just 64km from your self catering villa and has some wonderful architecture and places of interest to explore.

Weather in Makarska, Croatia

From May to late October, the weather is warm and sunny. Average temperatures in August may reach 30C (87F) and generally the weather is dry and pleasant. Even in the winter temperatures remain above freezing.

Flights to Makarska, Croatia

Split International airport is approximately 60km from your self catering apartment in Makarska. There are many daily flights to Croatia from all over Europe.

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                                                                                                      Absolutely beautiful, clean and huge.

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                                                                                                      This property is absolutely stunning, immaculate and so spacious. The pool is huge, with a water fall feature and lights inside the pool that changes colours. The photos on this website do not do the villa justice, it was just so luxurious! I would go back to this villa every year if I could! The landlord is very helpful and friendly. The wood fired BBQ is great, there is lots of different places inside and out to relax. The bedrooms are very nice and quiet, the bathrooms are gorgeous. The views from every balcony are incredible! There's lots of lovely places to walk near the villa, the sea front is 5 minutes away, there's a small supermarket 2 minutes away and another 2 that are 5 minutes away. The sea near this villa is crystal clear and there are so many fish in the water. This villa is placed perfectly as there are clubs, bars, food etc placed so near yet the villa is very quiet and out of the way. We were discussing coming back again before we left! Would 110% recommend this villa!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      A beautiful villa with stunning views and great hosts

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                                                                                                      The villa was gorgeous and just as good as it looks in the photos. It was immaculately presented and well equipped and the views in all directions were stunning. WiFi signal was good as was mobile on both O2 and Vodafone. The TV only had local channels but also had Netflix and YouTube. The local towns and villages were beautiful, though on some steep slopes. We had a car which made it easy to get around, though parking was sometimes limited and relatively expensive and you need plenty of local coinage. Dubrovnik and Split are worth visiting and Krka National Park is beautiful. Closer to home Makarska is nice for a wander and we particularly liked Brela. We needed gluten free food and the Kaufland supermarket on the far side of town had a reasonable selection.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017