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About Drvenik

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Drvenik is a place at the Makarska Riviera, situated under the reefs of mountain Biokovo.
First mentioned in the 13th century, it was named after the word tree (“drvo“).
Remains of old dwellings in Staro selo from the 13th century still remind of that time. Drvenik is a place rich with historical and archaeological sites among which the most prominent are the prehistoric Gradina fort, the Church of St. George dating back from the 14th century, the monument to the unhappy love Kostanića greb from the 15th century and the path over the Biokovo mountain where  Alberto Fortis copied Hasanaginica.

After the earthquake in 1962 the residents of Drvenik moved out of the village to the foot of the mountain slope along the coast to two idyllic, sunny bays: Donja and Gornja vala, so the village Staro selo remained an idyllic place for rest seekers.
The untouched nature, olive groves, an observation point with a view to the two bays of Drvenik and the Hvar and Brač Channels, perhaps the most beautiful view of the region, offers each tourist a priceless experience.

Drvenik, with its promenade spreading over several kilometres along the sea, miles of beaches, scenic views, sport and recreation facilities and marked mountain paths, quickly becomes a favourite place to each tourist and hiker.
Drvenik is also proud to be one of the first destinations in the region where you can communicate with the whole world while sitting on the beach, thanks to the free Wi-Fi Internet network.

Visit Drvenik and see for yourself, because to experience Drvenik means to enjoy a quality vacation far away from urban centres, swim in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, enjoy watching the natural coastal and mountain landscape, taste the rich cuisine and feel the beauty of the seaside, domestic and original surroundings, and also to enjoy a rich program of Cultural and Entertaining Summer ("Kulturno i zabavno ljeto").


Tourist Board of Drvenik

Donja Vala 241
21333 Drvenik
+385 (0)21 628 200+385 (0)21 628