Hidden Makarska - hidden fortress, botanical garden and "not for everyone" stories!

“Oculis, mente, corde per visibilia ad invisibilia”

As regular visitors, we dare to say that Kotišina is one of the most beautiful parts of the Makarska Riviera. Located at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, Kotišina is not popular for its beaches, but its history, lookouts, and natural diversity.


It is clear that the most beautiful photos of Makarska are the ones with beaches. This time we won't show you the beaches, but spectacular scenes a few kilometers above the town of Makarska, to show you all the beauties of this hamlet. If you love to enjoy nature, fresh air, and amazing views, these photos are for you.


Saint Anthony of Padua, Kotisina, Makarska
Saint Anthony of Padua, Kotisina, Makarska
The Grand Castle, built in stone, Makarska, Kotisina
The Grand Castle, built in stone, Makarska, Kotisina

The Kotišina fortress was designed as a defending fortress, used to defend the villagers against the Turks, build in the 17th century. This castle was used to protect the people in a case of emergency, not only the locals of Kotišina but also the inhabitants of Biokovo and Makarska.


Lookout at Saint Marin Church, Kotisina, Makarska
Lookout at Saint Marin Church, Kotisina, Makarska
Saint Marin Church, Kotisina, Makarska
Saint Marin Church, Kotisina, Makarska