Explore most sunny, topographically most diverse, and popular parts of the Adriatic coast in Croatia. Find out more about Makarska, Omiš, and Opatija Riviera and why they are so popular and why they attract so many guests and tourists.
Makarska, Omiš & Opatija
Omiš Riviera, located in the very center of Dalmatia, extends 30 kilometers between Split and another attractive Riviera - Makarska Riviera. Omiš Riviera starts in Podstrana in the north and it ends in the small fishing village of Piska in the south. Omiš Riviera is rich in numerous attractive pebble beaches and attractive views of the blue sea, the Brač Channel and the nearby islands of Brač and Šolta. Because...
One of the most attractive parts of Dalmatia, as well as the entire Adriatic coast, Makarska Riviera, is located in the Split-Dalmatia County. Around 53 kilometers long, Makarska Riviera stretches from the town of Baćina in the south to Vrulje bay in the north. Situated at the foot of the impressive Biokovo, Makarska Riviera is rich in numerous attractive beaches surrounded by thick pine forests. The nearby charming islands of...
Opatija is the center of one of the most beautiful parts of Kvarner, Kvarner Bay and entire charming Opatija Riviera. Opatija Riviera is situated in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county at the foot of the impressive mountain of Učka and Učka nature park. About 17 kilometers long, Opatija Riviera is one of the pearls of Croatian tourism, and it has the longest tradition in tourism in entire Croatia. Opatija Riviera is...
Below we will give you just a couple of reasons why we believe that spending a vacation on one of the Croatian rivieras is an ideal way to completely relax and spend a great vacation with your family and friends. There are plenty more reasons, but of course, it is much more interesting if you discover them by yourself.
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Riviera is originally an Italian word that means "coastline". Today riviera is applied to particular parts of the coastline that meet certain conditions. Riviera has to be sunny with numerous beautiful beaches, it has to be topographically diverse, and very popular with tourists. Makarska, Omiš, and Opatija Riviera meet all conditions so we can rightfully call them rivieras.
Around 53 kilometers long, Makarska Riviera stretches from Baćina in the south to Vrulje bay in the north. Situated at the foot of the impressive Biokovo mountain, Makarska Riviera is rich in numerous beautiful and attractive beaches (Punta Rata, Podrače, Nikolina, Nugal, Mala, and Velika Duba, Gornja Vala...)
The town of Makarska is the center and largest town of the entire riviera. Due to the excellent location between the major cities of Split and Dubrovnik, the nearby islands (Hvar and Brač), and the peninsula Pelješac, Makarska Riviera is the perfect starting point for daily excursions and adventures.
Makarska Riviera has a typical Mediterranean climate which is characterized by sunny, dry, and hot summers and damp and mild winters. Thanks to a large number of sunny hours throughout the year and the high air and sea temperatures, the tourist season lasts from early spring to late autumn.
Steep slopes and Biokovo peaks, green pine forests, and crystal clear Adriatic sea make Makarska Riviera one of the most attractive parts of the Adriatic coast.
Omiš Riviera extends 30 kilometers in length between the town of Split and Makarska Riviera (from Podstrana in the north until the small tourist village Pisak in the south).
Omiš Riviera is also rich in numerous attractive pebble and sandy beaches (Dugi Rat, Velika, Slavinj, Brzet, Mala Luka, Ruskamen...) and unforgettable views of the blue Adriatic sea, the nearby island of Brač and mountains Mosor, and Omiš Dinara.
Omiš, the ancient pirate town, is the center of this riviera. Omiš is located at the mouth of the Cetina river, an emerald beauty in karst area of Dalmatia. Here you can enjoy many activities like rafting and kayaking in pristine nature.
The entire area has a typical Mediterranean climate with average air temperature during summer at about 25 °C and in winter at about 8 °C. Temperature is ideal especially in Omiš during the summer months when, due to the fresh air coming from the Cetina river canyon, the air temperature is slightly lower than in other surrounding places.
Beautiful nature, parks, old Austro-Hungarian villas, long promenades, and beaches (Angiolina, Ičići, Peharovo, Medveja, Mošćenička Draga...) have been attracting tourists from Europe and the world for the last 160 years to Opatija, which is the center of riviera.
Coastal promenade Lungomare, which extends 12 kilometers from Opatija to Lovran is one of the most known and attractive parts of the riviera. The construction of the Lungomare promenade began in 1885 when the first hotels were opened in Opatija, and it was completed four years later when Opatija was proclaimed as a health destination.
About 17 kilometers long, Opatija Riviera is one of the pearls of Croatian tourism and has the longest tradition in tourism in entire Croatia.