SVETI MARTIN EXPERIENCE
Sveti Martin na Muri is located in a valley among the northern hills of Medjimurje near the river Mura. The municipality with a rich history (the old Roman city Halicanum), the beautiful protected landscape of the river Mura (Regional Park Mura – Drava), a number of traditional events and a beautiful wellness oases is enriched by caring and good-humored people of Medjimurje . Among tame forests and vineyard hills lies the wellness oasis: the beautiful countryside, the modern thermal spa and the center for inner peace and beauty. Hedonistic gastronomic pleasures in Sveti Martin will bring you the flavors that you’ve never experienced before. Whether it is traditional, international or just simple and healthy food, you will remember it for a long time!The Sveti Martin Spa & Sport Resort is the first Adria Bike Hotel in Croatia and offers the complete infrastructure for recreational and professional cyclists. Explore more than 700 kilometers of cycling through the 12 routes with more than 20 points of interests.
Mr MAKOVEC FRANJO
Franjo Makovec is the Mayor of Sveti Martin na Muri more than 20 year. His activity in the community, forming its portfolio. 20 years ago Sveti Martin na Muri was a transit place without the tourist attractions. With great initiative of Franjo Makovec in early 90s, today’s Lifeclass Spa St. Martin was opend, which became one of the best Croatian continental spa. Mr.Makovec recognize the tourism potential of the municipality and with systematic planning and cooperation with the local community and the relevant institutions, and with his maximum involvement develop and entertainment facilities: a mill on Mura, Visitor Centre Eco-museum Mura, Wine Route, cycling and walking nature trails , eno-gastronomic offer, private accommodation, a number of events throughout the year. The result is a recognition and branding St. Martin na Muri as a tourist destination. This is supported by numerous awards: 2007 EDEN destination, 2010 Golden Flower of Europe, a number of years among the top three destinations of Green and Croatian Tourist Flower. Last recognition were received from the European Commission, which has nominated the Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri to obtain the “Golden Flower of Europe 2015 with golden border”. The greatest contribution of Franjo Makovec work was and is his vision of our municipality as a beautiful place of friendly living.