The battle of Makarska

The battle of Makarska

The battle near Makarska  - 18. September 887.  On this day in the year 887 AD, at the foot of Biokovo Mountain near Makarska, in the battle called 'MUCULES', the pirates of Neretva inflicted a catastrophic defeat on the Venetians who were led by the Doge Petar Kandijan. After this battle, the Venetian Repulic was forced to pay tribute in gold to the Croatian rulers so their ships could sail and trade in peace. To commemorate this important battle, the modern state of Croatia celebrates annually the 18th September as 'Croatian Navy Day'.