Tučepi
Town
Tučepi, with mountain Biokovo behind
Tučepi, with mountain Biokovo behind
Tučepi is located in Croatia
Tučepi
Tučepi
Location of Makarska within Croatia
Coordinates: 43°16′N 17°03′E / 43.267°N 17.050°E / 43.267; 17.050
Country Croatia
CountySplit-Dalmatia County
Area
 • Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total1,761
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21300
Area code(s)021
Websitewww.tucepi.hr
Old Church of St. George from 1311

Tučepi (pronounced [tǔtʃɛpi]) is a small town and municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia known as Makarska riviera, about 5 km southeast of Makarska, population 1,763 (2001). It is a popular tourist destination thanks to its scenic coastline, its opportunities for sports and its excellent accommodation.

History

The settlement of Tučepi was first settled four thousand years ago by the Illyrians. Until the earthquake of 1962, the majority of its inhabitants were living in scattered hamlets like Gornji Tučepi, Podpeč, Čovići, Srida Sela, Šimići and Podstup at the lower foot of the mountain Biokovo and since the 18th century these towns have seen a gradual process of depopulation, as their inhabitants began moving down to Tučepi-Kraj,[2] now a 4-km long resort.

Legend

According to a local folk legend, the Venetian Doge Pietro I Candiano is buried here. In fact, the first of the four Venetian Doges of the Candiano family, Pietro, died on 18 September 887 in a battle against the Croatian tribe of Neretvans who defeated the Venetian fleet near Makarska. After his defeat the Venetians made a treaty with Prince Branimir in 888, agreeing to pay a tribute to the Croatian rulers for the right to sail and trade unmolested along the Adriatic, which they had to adhere to until the end of the 10th century.[3]

Notable natives and residents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Općine Splitsko - dalmatinske županije". dalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Split-Dalmatia County. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ Jane Foster, Footprint Croatia, pg. 232, Footprint Handbooks (2004), ISBN 1-903471-79-6
  3. ^ Naklada Naprijed, The Croatian Adriatic Tourist Guide, pg. 307, Zagreb (1999), ISBN 9531780978

External links

Media related to Tučepi at Wikimedia Commons

  • Tourist Board Tučepi
  • Tučepi Photos
  • Doge Pietro I Candiano died on 18 September 887 in a battle against Narentines

Coordinates: 43°16′N 17°03′E / 43.267°N 17.050°E / 43.267; 17.050