The largest resort in the region, with a beautiful pebbly beach and many restaurants, cafes, shops and an animated local atmosphere. It has a lovely palm-fringed promenade, a Franciscan monastery and a bustling fruit and flower market. Founded by the ancient Greeks, Makarska has a traditional harbour serving as the focal point for its long fishing tradition.
The local Franciscan Monastery holds a wonderful seashell collection. Stone-clad streets and terracotta roof tops make it typical of the traditional villages found in the area, but today’s Makarska is also the cosmopolitan and thriving centre of the riviera. The town has an extensive choice of facilities and access to the beautiful islands that straddle the coastline.
- Currency: Croatian Kuna
- Glass of Coca Cola: € 1 - € 2
- Bottle of Beer: € 1.50 - € 3
- Bottle of Wine: € 4 - € 6
- 3 Course meal: € 7 - € 25
- Time Difference is GMT: + 1 hours (Daylight savings +1 hour, March to October)
- Airports: Dubrovnik
- Flight duration: approx. 3 hours
- Transfer time: 3 hours 40 minutes
- Languages: Croatian. Many people speak English, German and Italian
- Climate: Mediterranean climate with long dry summers
- Voltage: 240V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type F 2 pin is widely used with Type C 2 pin sometimes seen in use
- Vaccinations: Tetanus and Hepatitis A are recommended - please consult your GP.
- Visa (Irish citizens): No
- Passport: EU citizens travelling to Croatia must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
- Vaccinations: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Tick Borne Encephalitis are recommended - please consult your GP.
- These prices are given as a guide only.