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Once a shepherdess, and today a milkmaid Mare from Kotišina will take you through her hamlet, a magical place. She will tell you interesting stories, some are instructive, touching, and some fun and scary.

‘Agata Croguide’, a craft for tourist services

Agata Ravlić
Slikara Gojaka 34
21 300 Makarska
OIB: 94471064458
e-mail: info@agatamakarska.com
tel. +385 98 1812 747



Treasure hunt

Topic: Life in the botanical garden teaches us to respect history, nature, culture and tradition.

It was founded in 1984 on the idea of Dr. Fr. Jure Radić, his associates and volunteers, and was conceived as “Biokovo in miniature”. The garden is specific with its appearance and characteristics because it contains around the native flora that is indigenous to the area of the Nature Park and Podbiokovlje. Since all species are native, in any part of the year, regardless of climatic conditions, flowering plants can be seen, so this garden bears another name “Garden of twelve flowering months”. The program includes a tour of the botanical garden in the context of “Treasure Hunt”, hunt for values – intangible heritage.

Interesting facts:
• The character of Fr. Jure Radić – the person who first discovered the treasure in the botanical garden
• History shows who found all the treasures in the botanical garden (the notion of treasures in the past)
• There is a hidden treasure in nature
• In the past, the inhabitants created treasure – intangible heritage

In the program: visit to the church of St. Anthony from the 17th century, Kaštel from the 17th century, Kotišina Interpretation Center, Biokovo botanical garden Kotišina

Duration: 2 – 4 hours

Guide: Agata Ravlić, licensed tourist guide, certified Heritage Interpreter (CIG Interpret Europe)




Church of St. Martin – a place shrouded in a veil of secrecy

Topic: Integrated tours in the footsteps of the St. Martin’s fraternity

Namely, the rich tangible and intangible heritage of the Kotišina area is associated with the worship and cult of St. Martina.
Under the phrase preservation of heritage and preservation of the environment, and based on historical facts, archeology and ethnology, the subject program reveals the hidden cultural potential of St. Martin’s heritage. Cult of St. Martina in Makarska has a special attention given how he lived, lasted and survived here until today, as evidenced by numerous narrators and scientific research. This unique site offers an irresistible panoramic view of Makarska, Makarska Riviera, the islands of Brac and Hvar, and even in nice weather on the Peljesac peninsula and the island of Korcula. This is a place of exceptional peace and quiet, ideal for all nature lovers, especially hikers, trekkers, hikers and other recreationists. The church can be reached by a hiking trail and the path to it is very interesting and educational. The view on one side directly on the nearby cliffs of Biokovo, and on the other side of the open sea, in this natural environment, a favourite of many species of animals, gives visitors unforgettable moments: a combination of history, tradition, nature, but also a sense of peace and freedom.
This is the ambience in which visitors will feel the values promoted by St. Martin’s heritage, namely family togetherness and fraternal togetherness, which is ultimately the fundamental goal of the presentation of intangible heritage.

Interesting facts:
• The mysterious life of a man who has become a symbol of love
• An oasis of peace hides the secrets of the spiritual life
• An oasis of peace hides the secrets of the spiritual life
• A place that reveals the secrets of folklore
• The wonderful world of nature is permeated with secrets

In the program: visit to the church of St. Martin from 12. /13. century, a walk along the path

Duration: 2 hours

Guide: Agata Ravlić, licensed tourist guide, certified Heritage Interpreter (CIG Interpret Europe)




Topic: The natural area where the Kotišina area is located is rich in many natural, historical and landscape values. In addition to the endless view provided by the collision of mountain and sea, there are numerous traces of human life, buildings woven at the foot of the mountain massif, many sources of drinking mountain water, the richness of indigenous plant communities and floral elements and a wealth of visual, auditory and olfactory stimuli. they give an unforgettable experience of the connection between man and nature. The program includes a tour of all cultural and natural features of the hamlet of Kotišina.

Interesting facts:
• Intangible heritage indicates the wealth of creative power of the inhabitants
• The plant world is the perfect place for inspiration
• There are many examples of the will to live in history
• The Franciscans found inspiration here

In the program: visit to the church of St. Ante from the 17th century, the church of St. Martin from 12th/13th century, Kaštel from the 17th century, Kotišina Interpretation Center, Biokovo Botanical Garden
Duration: 2-4 hours
Guide: Agata Ravlić, licensed tourist guide, certified Heritage Interpreter (CIG Interpret Europe)


KOTIŠINA – Interpret Europe Heritage

All programs are prepared according to the Interpret Europe Heritage interpretation method from a licensed tour guide and certificate Iranian Heritage Interpreter (CIG).

Programs follow the authentic location of the hamlet of Kotišina, include places: Church of St. Anthony, church of st. Martin, Kaštel Interpretation Center and Botanical Garden.

The programs follow the theme of life in the hamlet of Kotišina, community of inhabitants, respect for tradition, understanding the context of the time, admiration for nature and respect for coexistence with it. The programs are ideal for younger or older children, groups or families. They are age-appropriate.
They are available in Croatian, English and Polish.
Programs are copyrighted.

The programs are based on professional sources and literature:

1. Dukić D., Zmaj, junak, vila, Split 1992
2. Fortis A., Put po Dalmaciji, Zagreb 1984
3. Glavina F., Makarske teme, Makarska 2010
4. Kačić ( zbornik), Franjevci I Makarska, Split 2004
5. Kaer P., Makarska i primorje, Rijeka 1914
6. Ozimec R., Biokovo, Zagreb 2008
7. Šunde S., Sutikla- crkva, legende i običaji u Podgori, Zagreb 2011
8. Radić N., Dr fra Jure Radić, Split 1998
9. Ravlić J.,Makarska i njeno primorje, Split 1934
10. Tomasović M., Vodič kroz kulturnu baštinu: Makarska i Makarsko Primorje, Biokovo i Zabiokovlje,Omiško-rogoznički i Neretvansko-stonski prostor, Makarska 2015
11. Tomasović M., Uklesani i urezani simboli na arhitekturi Makarske i njenog rubnog područja, Makarska 2019
12. Zaradija Kiš A., Sveti Martin- Kult svetaca i njegova tradicija u Hrvatskoj, Zagreb 2004