Taking a Trip from Split to Makarska?

Daniela Rogulj

Because who said a trip down the coast isn’t just as good in the offseason?

Yes, we may have kissed our sweet summer goodbye, and the blustery bura winds we experienced earlier in the week were a cruel reminder of the seasons changing. But who said the offseason in Dalmatia isn’t just another great excuse to jump in the car and take in all our wonderful coast has to offer?

If today gives us any insight into what our Split fall might look like, then we can be sure we can look forward to warm days, cool breezes, and a sea that might not be warm enough to swim in, but sure is pretty to look at. 

One of the best day trips you can take this offseason is to Makarska, a town that marks the center of the Makarska Riviera. With some 15,000 inhabitants, Makarska sits at the foot of the Biokovo mountain which protects it from the harsh continental climate – extending the summers and offering cooler winters compared to other parts on the coast. 

While the town’s 2 kilometers of beaches might not be of much help this autumn (though the brave ones up for a swim shouldn’t be too alarmed), the town itself has so much to offer. Kačić square is the always lively main square of the town which gathers locals and tourists for a bit of culture, entertainment, and fun. And while you’re already at Kačić square, make sure you don’t miss St. Marks Church.  

The Franciscan Monastery, which just recently celebrated 500 years, is equipped with 5,000 books, 24 incunables, periodicals and manuscripts, and has deposited 369 Turkish documents. Dr. Jure Radić created the Institute of the Sea and Mountains which is based in the monastery, and it boasts a Malacological Museum which is considered one of the town’s must-see attractions.

The museums of Makarska are always popular – the waterfront City Museum is located in the baroque palace Tonoli, while the Museum of Fish and Crabs has preserved more than 250 species of fish and crustaceans. You can find the works of ‘Makarska’s Van Gogh’ at the Gojak Gallery which was opened in 1988 as the first town gallery, located in the building of the former grammar school. And, of course, you should be sure to visit the statue of St. Peter the Apostle, Makarska’s protector, which was erected in 2009. 

Because planning a trip to Makarska this offseason should certainly be in your plans, make the trip even better by choosing the easiest way to travel there – using Solo Transfers. With door-to-door service and fixed prices that include your luggage, let Croatia’s most reliable transfer service take care of you and your needs on your Makarska holiday. 

You can find more information and book now at Solo Transfers


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