Symposium is going to be held in Makarska, coastal town in Croatia, loomed over in a rather impressive fashion by Mount Biokovo. Makarska is a combination of a cosmopolitan seaside town, with its pretty promenade, and popular family resort in summer.

There’s a daily 50-minute ferry across to Sumartin on Island Brac from Makarska for those that want to take a trip to one of the Croatian islands. Plenty of other day trip excursions to the local area (to the islands, to Split, and more) are also possible.

Split Airport is the closest airport to the town. Visit our Getting to Split page for full details on which airlines fly there from the UK and Europe.

From Split Airport, take a bus to downtown Split Bus Station. From here, there are numerous buses per day (see the website for timetables) – journey time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can also see some bus timetables on the Promet Makarska website.

Towering above Makarska is mount Biokovo, with Biokovo nature park where the symposium excursion is going to be held. Biokovo Mountain was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1981 because of its geomorphology and its biological diversity.

In the impressive list of plant and animal species, there are 42 species of mammals on Biokovo.  Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), subspecies balcanica, was introduced to Biokovo from the areas of Čvrsnica and Prenj in the period from 1964 to 1968. The Biokovo population of chamois is considered to be the most stable and the biggest chamois population in Croatia, with around 400 animals. 


Symposium will be held at the Aparthotel Miramare Makarska, where we prepared a discount offer for lodging of the symposium participants. The hotel offers relaxing ambience with the view of the sea and islands, scented pine trees, impressive mountain of Biokovo and vistas of the old city centre signal the beginning of your vacation.

Accommodation price

Bed and breakfast in a single room59 euros + residence tax
Bed and breakfast in a double room44 euros + residence tax
* prices are per person per day

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