Drvenik is a tourist resort and a port of Makarska Riviera and one of the favorite tourist destinations in this attractive corner of the Earth. It is located 29 km south of Makarska on the Adriatic coast dotted with many small coves and sandy beaches, suitable for family vacation and swimming in the shade of pine trees. A village with only 500 residents is hiding taverns and restaurants that offer local specialties of seafood, combined with olive oil and, naturally, wine. Dalmatian cuisine is truly wonderful.
Situated between the steep cliffs of the mountain Biokovo and the coast with beautiful beaches, the village is divided in two parts. It is an important traffic hub as this is ferry terminal that connects the island of Hvar with the coast. You can visit nearby islands Big Drvenik and Small Drvenik which are beautiful islands rich with colorful and lush Mediterranean vegetation and beautiful beaches surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Drvenik Big is located in central Dalmatia, southwest of the island of Šolta. Drvenik Small is the perfect place for those who seek pristine nature, clean sea and relaxing. The main occupation of locals on the island is farming, viniculture, olive growing and fishing.
The first settlement in the area of Drvenik was mentioned in the 13th century. The old town has the church of St. George dating from the 15th the century. This used to be a Gothic church that was later reconstructed in the Baroque style. It features built-in tombstones from the Middle Ages. On a hill overlooking the town is a fortress from the time of the battle with the Turks.
As for your accommodation in Drvenik, it can be found mostly in private rooms and apartments. Drvenik is recommended for guests who prefer something quieter and peaceful for their holiday destination. You can rent an apartment in Drvenik or a holiday villa; it is all up to you and your budget or preferences. If you prefer hotels, you can book one of the two hotels in Drvenik. Besides that, the latest trend is building small hotels, so if you fancy this, you can find accommodation in one of the cute family hotels in Drvenik.
As we said, it is for those who want peace and quiet combined with the pure enjoyment of unspoiled nature, blue sea, Mediterranean vegetation and beautiful beaches. Drvenik is an ideal destination for quiet holidays with family. During the day you can enjoy endless sunny hours at the beach or in some of the local restaurants in Drvenik that offer famous mouth-watering Dalmatian specialties. You can have long walks along the promenade if you like it. At night you can listen to the sound of waves crashing into the shore. This is one of the most relaxing sounds ever!
If you feel like exploring the surrounding area, you can always take the ferry that goes to the islands of Korčula and Hvar, several times a day, especially during the tourist season. These two will blow your mind. Hvar is popular among celebrities and party-goers, and Korčula is more peaceful place. All of these have in common one thing – one of the most beautiful seas in the world. A swim in the Adriatic will definitely be something beautiful to remember so enjoy it as much as you can.