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Gradac is situated on a mild slope covered by olive-groves and pine forests, Gradac is an attractive tourist resort, with one of the most beautiful and longest beaches not only on the Makarska Riviera but also on the entire Adriatic coast. Recreational facilities include numerous sports grounds and water sports equipment. Apart from an exquisite gastronomic offer, attractive are also numerous feasts visited by the population of other neighbouring places (Drvenik, Brist). Gradac, a town and small harbour on the Makarska Riviera, 13 km east of Ploce. Economy is based on farming, viticulture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. South of the harbour is Gornja Vala, with the largest and most beautiful beach on the Makarska Riviera.

Practical information

Recommendation: do not leave valuables in the cars, do not carry them to the beach, lock the accommodation units and close the windows before you leave, follow the traffic rules, especially in smaller towns and drive cautiously when it rains.

Tourist Board Gradac
Stjepana Radića 1, 21335
Tel./fax: +385 21 697 511

History and monuments

Gradac on Makarska Riviera and the ancient history is still recorded in the Old Bronze and Iron Age. Although Gradac area was inhabited in ancient times as an urban settlement is first mentioned 1649.god., Whose name derives from the fort which was built during the Kandyan war in the 17th century Here you can find many historical Baroque, Renaissance and Romanesque churches and ruins and ruins that are still valuable evidence of the tumultuous history of the Dalmatian. During the Turkish invasions in the area were built many defensive structures such as the stone tower of the 17th century Gradac is certainly marked the turbulent past and the various conquests and rule, but has always managed to preserve its original spirit is still felt at every step and every historic building.
Baroque church in Podaca is a baroque church from the 18th century and pre-Romanesque church of Sv. John from the 12th century, which preserves valuable details of the times and an important cultural sights. 
Baroque Church of Sv. Michael from 1852 In which today are three marble altars and the old wooden statue of St.. Deadline, and a stone font. Stone Tower Stone  from the 17th century around which the authentic remains of abandoned houses.

Koupání a pláže Gradac

Gradac is a small tourist town and harbor, with the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic. One of the most popular sandy beach on the Makarska Riviera and the largest beach on the Adriatic, Gornja Vala. It is located in the southern part of the harbor, the slope in the setting of olive and pine trees that provide plenty of shade. City harbor is sheltered from adverse winds, and it can be anchored boats and small yachts. Near the Upper Vale, there is a small nudist beach. On the beach you can have fun in different ways, with a range of sporting activities

Sports offer

Gradac is a tourist paradise and a place with exceptional range of sports and recreational facilities. Here you will find yourself part of the lovers of active holidays and those seeking simply lying in the sun.
For all nature lovers here are many mountain trails, a beautiful environment for walking and cycling, as well as the opportunity to explore the hills of the city and the rapprochement with the untouched and pure nature.
For those who like adrenaline are available for various sports facilities:
Table tennis
Mini golf
Water Polo
Sport gym fitness
but also interesting water sports:
Jet Ski
Scuba Diving
Water Skiing

Traffic information Gradac

Airport Split - Kaštela - web:, tel.: +385 (0)21 203 555, fax: +385 (0)21 203 422, adresa: Zračna Luka Split - Kaštela, Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana 96, P.P.2,  21210 Kaštela
Croatia Airlines Split - web:, branch office Split, tel.: +385 21 203 183, e-mail:
Bus station Makarska - tel.: +385 21 612 333, A. Starčevića 30, Makarska
Ferry Jadrolinija Makarska - tel.: +385 21 611 977, web:, Obala K. Tomislava, Makarska
HAK (Croatioan auto-club) - tel.: +385 1 987, web:, (Makarska) tel.: +385 21 611 987

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