Makarska from Statue of St Peter - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing the view back to Makarska in Croatia taken from near the base of the large statue to St Peter (SV. Petar) near the entrance to the bay in the morning. The town, backed by the Biokovo Mountains, is very pretty. Image taken September 2011.
Makarska from Statue of St Peter - FURTHER INFORMATION
Makarska from Statue of St Peter - Makarska visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Makarska from Statue of St Peter' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Split-Dalmatia County.
The statue of St Peter (Sv. Petar) dominates the entrance to Makarska from the sea. The statue stands on the eastern end of Sv Petar peninsula, which juts out from the eastern end of the bay separating Makarska bay from Donja Luka.
Sv Petar contains a number of sights and attractions, including a 14th century Sv. Petar Chapel and 19th century Sv. Petar Lighthouse (Svjetionik). Paths proceed through the woodland covering the penisula and along the rocky shore along the southern edge. The rocks here are quite secluded and used by naturalists for sunbathing.
The view from this point is stunning, and clearly shows how Makarska and the surrounding villages occupy a narrow stretch of habitable land between the Adriatic coastline and Biokovo Mountains. On the far side of the bay is Osejava, another hill with various walking and cycling paths and a couple of climbing routes.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Split International Airport found 20km west of Split, transfer by either taxi or bus.
Ferry: There are regular ferries to Sumartin from Makarska Harbour. Otherwise take a ferry to from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mljet, Pescara, Rijeka, Vis, Hvar, Spetare (Brac), Stari Grad, Drvenik and Ancona in Italy and then transfer by bus.
Road: Makarska lies on the 8 coastal road, about 60km South of Split, 42km south of Omiš and 140km (3 hours by bus) north of Dubrovnik.