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Tučepi, with mountain Biokovo behind
Tučepi, with mountain Biokovo behind
Tučepi is located in Croatia
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
 • Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total1,761
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)021

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.


The settlement of Tucepi 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, Čoviči, Srida Sela, Šimiči, 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.


According to a local folk legend, the Venetian Doge Pietri I Candiano is buried here. In fact, the first of the four Venetian Doges of the Candiano family, Pietro, died on 18 September, 886, in a battle against the Neretvans who defeated the Venetian fleet near Makarska. After his defeat the Venetian made a treaty with Prince Branimir in 888, agreeing to pay the Croatian rulers a tribute 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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Općine Splitsko - dalmatinske županije". dalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Split-Dalmatia County. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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[edit]

Media related to Tučepi at Wikimedia Commons

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