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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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                                                                                                      We are a family of 5 with 3 young adults. We spent ages choosing our villa so we thought it would be good and it exceeded our expectations! The villa is very light and spacious and equipped to a high standard throughout . Its location is perfect, it is in a small hamlet of properties and is peaceful and not overlooked. The back drop of the villa is beautiful mountains and a pine forest and it is looking down on the town and harbour of Markarka. Our hosts Charly and Wanlop were extremely helpful, their recommendations for day trips and restaurants were much appreciated.I am sure we will be going back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property, quiet and secluded with everything you need although owner a little problematic.

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                                                                                                      We had a fantastic stay in the property. It had something for everyone and was completely kitted out to be fully self catered, the outdoor and bbq area being our firm favorite as there were places to sunbathe, places to sit and read in the shade, an ample table for dining outside with lovely decorations which we used to make a birthday meal extra special. The pool was perfect and filled with mild salt water, so no chlorine which was pleasant. The rooms were clean with plenty of spare towels, toilet rolls and bedding. The location was great but it was a bit of a walk to the town (about 20 minutes downhill) and coming back you had to be pretty fit as it is extremely steep (you'll want to jump in the pool straight after!). It was in a secluded and quiet area which we appreciated being able to have such privacy. Unfortunately our stay was somewhat imperfect-ed at the end. We had a blocked drain causing problems in one of the rooms which ended up being slightly flooded because of it. When we contacted the owner to inform her she came to the property and did not apologize for any inconvenience (which it was) or thank us for clearing up the mess back to it's original state and helping actually unblock the drain; instead she jumped straight into a variety of made up accusations as to why the block was out fault (even though the building is 600 years old and the sewage system isn't the best) and a very unpleasant and aggressive manor shouting at us and not listening to us at all.....rather than realizing it was a simple block where no one was to blame. Her manner and accusations were extremely offensive and such a shame as it really wasn't the ending to our holiday we wanted, she upset every member of the family with her reaction to the situation and it was very upsetting. When WE eventually cleared the block (with the help of her nephew) she then decided to apologise but it was unwanted due to how awful she had been earlier, my mother even refused the apology and she is one of the most forgiving and kindest people i know. So basically the property was perfect and we would love to say we would stay again but due to Krystyna, i don't think we will be which is a shame.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017