At the foot of Biokovo Mountain lies the Seaside Town of Makarska. The Town of Makarska is an excellent choice for those wanting to sail to Brac, Hvar, Korcula or Mljet. The Biokovo Nature Reserve is a great place for Outdoor Enthusiasts.
During the town of Makasrska's turbulent history. It has been occupied by the Turk's until 1646, then Venice till' 1797, followed by Austria, then a brief but rewarding period under French Rule. The French improved the Town's infrastructure and opened Schools for local Children.
Makarska was badly damaged in the Second World War and then hit again by an Earthquake in 1962. The Town has some very interesting ancient buildings which include a House from the Baroque period and the Ivanisevic Baroque Palace within the Old Town. On the East Side of the Harbor lies the Franciscan Monastery, which has a fascinating Shell & Snail Museum.