Most visitors to Dalmatia head straight for the islands, but the Makarska Rivijera on the mainland coast, between Split and Dubrovnik, is home to some of the country’s loveliest stretches of beach. Running from Brela in the north to Gradac in the south, the riviera is 38 miles long and centres on Makarska.
The island and town of Hvar seem to deliver on almost all levels. It is a posh island getaway that serves up a laid-back Mediterranean vibe rich with heritage and history. The welcoming atmosphere on the sun-drenched island of Hvar is renowned making it a well-known destination, yet it seems poised to grow even larger.
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