Walking trail: Kotišina - St Martin's church

Updated: Apr 13, 2020


Difficulty: easy

Lenght: 700 meters

Time: 20 minutes walk

Basic features: #walkingtrail #kotisina #makarska #biokovo


When you've already reached Kotišina village, and have enjoyed the scents of Botanical garden, and the view of Kotišina fortress, but still feel like exploring a bit more, then continue towards the church of St Martin.


The church of St Anthony is the central point of Kotisina village near Makarska in Croatia
The church of St Anthony is the central point of Kotisina village

The church is of enormous cultural and archaeological importance for Makarska, since it is the only untouched building dating back to pre-Osman times.


The church was badly damaged in the catastrophic earthquake of 1962., when a whole cliff broke off from Biokovo mountain, broke through the north wall, and landed right onto the south wall of the church.


That obviously caused the damage on the entire church structure, and resulted in a collapsed ceiling, and total devastation. The only thing left standing after the earthquake was the east wall and the entrance.