Approximately 390 people live in the quiet coastal village of Igrane, which lies on the stunningly picturesque Makarska Riviera, just 17 kilometers south of the main town of Makarska. Previous generations of the old village settled on the slopes of the Biokovo Mountains and were primarily engaged in fishing and agriculture and now the town's current location is on the coast. As the village migrated to lower levels, the former fishing village also transformed into a popular tourist destination – if nothing else, because of the spectacular mountain scenery and the beautiful beaches in Igrane. The new area is characterized by modern houses and new buildings, which generally stand very close to the beach and many of which are rented as holiday accommodations to tourists.

In the upper district, there are old stone houses and historic buildings, such as the Church of Gospe od Ruzarija (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary) and the Zalina Kula tower, which served to ward off the Turks during the Kandijski War. The church has a multi-story bell tower, which was built along with the sacral building in 1752. The Church of Sveti Michael, surrounded by old olive groves, was built in the 11th century above the coast. It is one of the most important monuments of religious architecture in the Makarska Riviera. The surrounding olive trees come from a long tradition of the residents being olive growers. In order to revive this sector again, Igrane supports the emergence of modern processing plants.

Igrane offers visitors a broad selection of tourist offers. In addition to well-established restaurants serving local and international cuisine, a variety of confectioneries, bars and cafés, there is also a diving school and a wide range of sporting activities such as tennis, mini golf or jet skiing. Recommended destinations include the towns of Makarska, Dubrovnik and Split, the Biokovo Nature Park and the islands of Brac and Hvar.


Beach Igrane

Central Dalmatia, Riviera Makarska, Igrane

type of beach gravel, fine gravel


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