Baška Voda

Baška Voda (population 2200) is situated 9.5 km north-west of Makarska.

It is one of the oldest and most visited summer resorts in the Makarska Riviera. Long gravel beaches, thick pine wood and nicely arranged streets are the decoration and the distinction of this place. Baška Voda has a small port, with its southern part suitable for harbouring vessels. It was inhabited already in ancient times. There are traces of a settlement and a late antiquity fortress on the Gradina elevation. Seven antique tombstone monuments steles from the 2nd-5th century were found in the wider territory of Gradina.

There is a late Baroque church of St. Lovre in Baska Voda, raised on an antique locality, as well as the parish church of St. Nikola, built by the end of the 19th century.

Not tar from Baska Voda, there is the valley Baško Polje, a more recent tourist settlement.

Above Baska Voda, on the very slopes of Biokovo, surrounded by its cliffs, Bast is situated, a typical village of the Biokovo foothills with white stone houses, and the hamlet of Topići.

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