Drvenik

Drvenik is a coastal settlement, 24 kilometers southeast of Makarska, located between the mountain Rilic and the coast. Drvenik lays in two bays (Gornja vala and Donja vala). Drvenik represents a unique symbiosis of sea and mountain beauty with its bay surrounded by the cliffs of mountain Biokovo. Nice, green coves with the springs of potable water render a special atmosphere to Drvenik.

Drvenik has about 480 inhabitants and approximately 1600 beds in private accommodation facilities. Drvenik is a ferry pier for Sucuraj on the island of Hvar and for the island of Korcula.

Rich gastronomic offer of Dalmatian taverns and the beautiful beaches in the shade of pines attract an increasing number of tourists to Drvenik inviting them to spend their holidays there. Entertainment programs are offered in nearby Gradac. On a knoll north of the village are the ruins of a tower with fortification walls from the 17th century.

The Gothic church of St. George, later reconstructed in the Baroque style, features built-in tombstones from the Middle Ages. Drvenik was first mentioned in the 13th century. One of the more important monuments-fortifications on the Makarska coastline is fort Drvenik which sits on a summit overlooking the town and it was built in the 17th century.

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