along the coast road south from Split toward Dubrovnik is spectacular
relatively unobstructed, easily rivaling Highway One in California for
towers above the Makarska Riviera and dominates
the skyline for miles
around. Mouflon big horn sheep can be seen at the higher elevations. At
sea level, the warm Mediterranean climate contributes to the beach-town
is also a good place to arrange a
charter boat to tour the country’s more than 1,000 islands,
take a ferry to the nearby island of Brač.
town of Makarska
is situated on a horseshoe bay with an abundance of pebbly beaches.
They aren't quite the same as fine sand beaches, such as the one near Nin, but
they’re certainly better than the rocky edges and sheer
found in some other places along the coast. The old town center has
cobblestone streets, a
Franciscan monastery and other architecture contributing to a
charmingly old European character.