Igrane - Tourist guide

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Igrane is a village and small harbour on the Makarska Riviera, 7 km southeast of Podgora. It is located on a small peninsula, with a large sand beach (1.5 km) on the south-eastern coast.

A settlement existed already in Roman times (sarcophagi). The apse of a small mediaeval church has been preserved on the cemetery. In the olive-groves above Igrane is the church of St. Michael (11th/12th c.), a pre-Romanesque basilica. Above the village is the tower Zale, built in the 17th century for the purpose of the defence against the Turks.

The dominant structure in the village is a high bell tower, constructed in 1920 following the example of the tower of the cathedrale in Split. Next to it there is the parochial church of the Saint Virgin Mary of the Rosary dating from the XVIII century. At the coast we notice the Baroque summer mansion of the Simic-Ivanisevic family which is considering reconstructed.

The harbour has a breakwater along which smaller yachts may dock. Igrane offers the atmosphere of a typical Dalmatian tourist resort for peaceful vacations. Apart from crystal clear seawater and pleasant walks, visitors may also enjoy boccia or miniature golf; water sports opportunities are also provided.

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