JOIN ME IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ANNA AND VIKI FROM THE SMALL PORT TOWN OF CROATIA, MAKARSKA.
ANNA AND VIKI ARE THE MOTHER – DAUGHTER DUO WHO KNOW AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN MAKARSKA AND USUALLY VENTURE OUT TO MANY DESTINATIONS FAR AND NEAR.
WHICH IS THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT MAKARSKA AND WHY ?
Best time to visit Makarska would be May, September and October.
May because it is not a high season yet, but it is still sunny and warm. Sometimes you already can swim and enjoy beaches, which are still free of tourists. We also like to travel around Dalmatia, the region where we live to see the snow on the mountain tops, for example Biokovo mountains and the peak of St. Jure. Or to have a picnic time on the Blue lake in Imotski just 40 minutes by a car from Makarska.
The end of September and October because it is not already a high season, so you can relax on the beach and enjoy the still warm sea. It is a perfect time to visit islands in front of Makarska – Brach and Hvar.
WHICH IS THE MOST CONVENIENT AND FAVOURED TRANSPORT IN MAKARSKA ?
Makarska is a small town, so a car would be the most convenient transport. But during high season which is in July and August, we have traffic jams. Hence, a lot of local people prefer scooters or motorbikes, even my husband and I envy him
WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 MUST VISIT PLACES IN MAKARSKA ?
First place – Is of course Central square, Kachichev trg. You can visit the cathedral, make nice photos of fountain and monument to Father Andrija Kachich Miochish, take a cup of coffee in the morning, cocktail or glass of white wine in the evening in one of several cozy cafes, taste dalmatian cuisine in one of amazing restaurants, and also visit concerts in which entry is free.
Second place – The Peninsula of St. Peter. I like to make a slow promenade through the bizarre stone walls to admire the panoramic view of sea town Makarska, marina with its yachts and boats. You can also see or make lovely photos of lighthouse, little tower and the sculpture of St. Peter, who is holding the key of the town in his hand.
Third place – Is old street in the center of Makarska which is known as Kalelarga street, it is narrow and full of pedestrians, small boutique shops, beauty salons and several restaurants.
WHAT IS THE MOST CELEBRATED HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR IN MAKARSKA ?
Two carnivals – first celebrated in February and the second in August. In February first day is kids carnival while the second day is for adults. They are always colourful and fun. They are the most celebrated holidays of the year and we all look forward to them.
WHICH IS THE MOST HAPPENING PLACE IN MAKARSKA ?
Central square is the place number one for celebrations, festivals and concerts ! Recently we watched here football matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on the big screen, it was so incredible ! And we celebrated even when Croatian team secured a second place.
WHERE CAN ONE FIND AMAZING STREET FOOD IN MAKARSKA?
We have a number of good street food, but local people prefer to buy pastry in bakery and bring it to the favourite cafe. Croissant and coffee macchiato – typical choice for us.
WHERE TO HEAD FOR AFFORDABLE SHOPPING IN MAKARSKA?
Like I said before, Makarska is a small town, so we do not have any shopping center here. Usually we go to Split for shopping. But of course, you can find small boutiques in the old center.
WHICH IS THE MOST LOVED LOCAL FOOD IN MAKARSKA ?
Savoury : Peka, a baked dish with meat or octopus with vegetables (potato, carrot and onion) made in a pot that is put into the embers of a fireplace. And it is a top gastronomic offer in Dalmatian cuisine.
Sweet : Makarana, a traditional cake which is 90 % made from almonds. Makarska is popular for it’s Makrana cakes.
Which side of the road does Makarska drive on ?
Croatia is a right side drive country. Bicycles are also popular in Makarska – sportsmen come to train on the main road which is serpentine. Local people and tourists like to ride along the coast, and it is a really optimal way to discover Croatia beauty.
Would you recommend any Apps for Makarska ?
Makarska Riviera Beaches app to discover and explore the splendid Riviera beaches of Makarska and more.