Gradac – Hotel named «Desire»

Gradac – Hotel named «Desire»
A new hotel under the name ‘Suadade’ has been opened in Gradac, on the beach itself. This four star hotel has 26 double rooms, three spacious apartments, a la cart restaurant, wellness centre, fitness, large jacuzzi and other facilities which reflect its four star status. The name of the hotel means desire in Portuguese.

The hotel represents an elegant mix of modern comfort, top service and a Maditerranean experience. It is located right next to the city beach and not far from the centre of Gradac with which it is connected by a coastal walking pathway. It is ideal for guests wanting to swim and sunbathe, explore surrounding sites and enjoy gourmet dinners on the hotel`s summer terrace.

Gradac is a tourist village in the far south of Makarska Riviera, located half way between Split and Dubrovnik. The area of Gradac was inhabited even in prehistoric times. This is evidenced by the numerous stone piles from the Bronze and Iron Age. In ancient times, this area was probably a Roman civitas Biston which, as a coastal centre, belonged to the colony Narona, an important Roman stronghold on what is today Croatian territory. Also located in the area of today`s Gradac, was the medieval town Lapčan or Labinac, which is mentioned by the Byzantine emperor Konstantin Porfroge in the 10th century by the name Labinec. Gradac was mentioned for the first time by its current name in 1649.

It was named after a fort which was located above the today`s church of St. Mihovil and was most probably built during the Kandian War (1645-1669).

The beauty of the surroundings and the amazing mix of mountains and the clear blue sea with more than seven pebble beaches, have made it a favourite tourist destination. Its tourism symbol is the pebbled beach Gornja Vala, the most beautiful beach on the coast of Makarska and one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic. Stretching under the slopes of Biokovo Mountain are old, abandoned villages, symbols of old Dalmatian architecture. They are connected by marked walking and cycling paths that run through pine woods and olive groves, making them ideal for different types of excursions and outings.

The Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County

The Tourist Board of Gradac

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