Drvenik is a small place on the Makarska Riviera located under the towering cliffs of mountain Biokovo.
It was first mentioned in the 13th century and it got its name after the word ‘drvo’ (tree).The remnants of settlements in the village of Staro selo dating back to the 13th century bear witness to that time period even today. Drvenik is a place extremely rich in historical and archaeological sites, among which it is worth to single out the prehistoric fortification called Gradina, the Church of St. George from the 14th century, the monument to unhappy love ‘Kostanića greb’ from the 15th century and the path over Biokovo on which Alberto Fortis made a copy of Hasanaginica.
After an earthquake in 1962 the people of Drvenik moved from the settlement at the foot of mountain Biokovo (Staro selo) to the coast in two idyllic, sunny bays: Donja and Gornja Vala, so the settlement of Staro selo has remained a perfect place for holidays. Pristine nature, well-kept olive groves, the best view of the two Drvenik bays and the Hvar and Brač channels, possibly the most beautiful view from this area, offer each tourist an invaluable experience.
Drvenik, with its several kilometres long seafront promenade, kilometres of beaches, viewpoints, sports and recreational amenities and marked mountain trails for trekking, soon becomes a favourite place for every tourist and day tripper.
Drvenik can also boast that it is one of the first destinations in this area where you can sit at the beach and communicate with the whole world for free, thanks to the open Wi-Fi internet access.
Drvenik is one in a series of beautiful places stretching along the Makarska Riviera, bounded by the rugged cliffs of mountain Rilić (southeast part of the Biokovo massif) and the compellingly turquoise and clear Adriatic Sea.90km away from Split, 123km away from Dubrovnik and connected with the island of Hvar with a ferry line throughout the whole year, it is an ideal place for holiday, and thanks to its proximity and excellent geographic position, you can visit some of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia from Drvenik in less than two hours. Drvenik has around 300 inhabitants who usually spend the winter preparing for the summer season and enriching their tourism offer, and they spend a large part of their free time at sea, fishing, just as their ancestors, for whom it was the only source of food and income, used to do.
Drvenik was first mentioned in the 13th century and many remnants of settlements in Staro selo and its surroundings dating back to that and even earlier periods are still present to this day. It abounds in historical and archaeological sites, some of the most significant being the fortification of Gradina, the Church of St. George from the 15th century, the monument to unhappy love ‘Kostanića greb’ from the 15th century as well as the path over Rilić where Alberto Fortis transcribed Hasanaginica. After an earthquake in 1962 the people of Drvenik moved from the settlement at the foot of mountain Rilić to the coast in two idyllic, sunny bays: Donja and Gornja Vala.
Today, Drvenik is an ideal place for getting away from everyday life and a hectic lifestyle, where you can enjoy natural beauties, well-kept olive groves and possibly the most beautiful view of the islands of Hvar, Korčula, Brač and the Pelješac peninsula.
Drvenik, with its several kilometres long seafront promenade and wide, pebbled beaches that offer perfect pine tree shade for resting in the summer heat, viewpoints, sports and recreational amenities and marked mountain trails for trekking, soon becomes a favourite place for every tourist and day tripper.
Visit Drvenik and see for yourself, because to experience Drvenik means to enjoy a quality holiday far away from the urban centres, to swim in the crystal clear sea, to spend quality time sightseeing the natural seaside and mountain landscape, to try out the rich gastronomic offer and to feel the beauty of the authentic, coastal, local atmosphere and at the same time enjoy a rich cultural and entertainment programme.