Makarska is a beautiful natural port, sheltered from the sea by a peninsula, and from the elements by the magnificent Biokovo mountain range. The highest peak in the range is 1762m and in winter the mountains are often covered in snow. Venture into the mountains for walking, hiking, climbing or take an off-road tour. Makarska has a pretty pebble beach more than 2km long, as well as shady pine tree-lined promenades. Check out the lush forest park on St Peter Peninsula, which has walking trails, a lighthouse, a beach and the oldest church in Markarska, the 13th century St Peter’s Church. If you want to get out on the water, take a ferry to Brač Island and explore the cute towns and little beach coves. For a taste of local culture, Makarska has a nice range of art galleries featuring local artists and some interesting museums themed around the town’s relationship with the sea.