Zaostrog is a settlement at the Makarska Riviera, 35 km southeast of Makarska. Chief occupations are farming, olive growing, fishing and tourism. The village consists of an older part below a steep limestone section of Biokovo Mountain , and a newer part, a coastal zone. Zaostrog is mentioned for the first time in 1494., but there are traces of human habitation since prehistoric times. Located in the emerald valley, surrounded by the slopes of Biokovo with beautiful beaches, Zaostrog is an ideal place for a pleasant vacation.
many famous names of Croatian culture and history one of the most
significant is fra Andrija Kacic Miosic, Dalmatian poet, writer
and a philosopher (born in Brist in 1704., died in Zaostrog
in 1760.), who lived and worked at the monastery in Zaostrog.
monastery also has a gallery of paintings by Mladen Veza, one
of the most famous modern Dalmatian artists (born in Brist in 1916.). In
the monastery there is also an ethnographic collection, traditional
furniture and tools, various traditional garments and the botanical garden with over 250
plants from all over the world.