Baška Voda is situated on the Makarska Riviera in middle Dalmatia. According to some antique architectural findings it has been determined that a small village called Biston, was placed in the spot where Baska voda is today. The development of the city took place in the in the 18th century, where people from the area behind mountain Biokovo escaped to the city as Turks expanded in the area. The architectural findings include tombstones, jewelry, money and tombstones with the names of the oldest inhabitants of the place. Today Baska Voda, is one of the most popular holiday destination on the Makarska Riviera. The city is situated 10 km away from Makarska, the 3000 residents in the city are more or less all involved in tourism.
Accommodation in Baška Voda:
As a very famous tourist destination, Baška Voda offers all types of accommodation. You can find hotels ranging from luxurious to mediocre, private accommodation in rooms, family houses or apartments in Baska Voda. In the area there are also two campsites. Baška Voda has beautiful sandy and pebble beaches on which you can enjoy crystal clear sea and a number of recreational activities. In the hinterland there are two deserted settlements which have preserved the old rural architecture. These days, some old houses are being renovated and there are some very attractive restaurants decorated in the style of old taverns.
What to see in Baška Voda:
The church of St. Lawrence which was built in the 18th century on the foundations of an antique building.
The church of St. Nicole from the 19th century with the belfry and a valuable collection of ethnographic and sacral items.
Two museums: one with the archeological collection and the Malacological Museum with the biggest collection of shells on this area.
You can organize a trip to the Nature Park Biokovo which is 15 km away.
Where to eat:
In Baška Voda there are many restaurants, pizzerias and taverns. What they offer is typical Dalmatian specialties like pršut, lamb, seafood dishes, especially from various fish like grouper and angler. This area is known for rafioli, a type of cookie.
How to get to Baska Voda:
By Car: take the A1 motorway from Zagreb to Ploce, exit the highway at the Šestanovac exit, from here you will have to go on a small road down the mountain till you hit the magistrala (main coastal road), be aware that it can get crowded on this last piece during the summer month.
By Plane: Nearest airport is the one in Split, from there is 70 km. From the Airport you have the following transfer options. (All prices below are ESTIMATES, prices depend on several factors, like time of year, day of travelling etc.)
Bus – take the Airport bus to Split centre, from here there is 300 meters to where frequent buses departure for Baska Voda – Total cost per person app. 80-90 Kuna.
Taxi – price for a taxi is some where between 600 – 800 kuna, remember to agree on a fixed price before leaving the airport.
Transfer – you have option to pre-book a transfer where the company will send a driver who will wait for you in the airport, price of transfer 1-3 persons app. 500-700 Kuna, 4-8 persons price should be around 700-900 Kuna.
Owner pick up: when you browse our database for accommodation you have option to set owner offers pick up as a criteria if you go to the advances search option, not all owners offer transfer for free, but often they do transfer for relative small fee.
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