Podgora is situated on the slopes of the Biokovo Mountains and on the cleanest and clearest part of the Mediterranean Sea. Only an hour by car from Split (65 km) and 150 km from Dubrovnik, this landscape, planted with olive trees, pines and other Mediterranean vegetation is the ideal place for rest and relaxation. This little fishing village is mentioned for the first time in the 19th century as the birthplace of Don Mihovil Pavlinovic. As priest, politician and a writer he was the first person to speak Croatian in the Dalmatian parlament, seeking the unification of Dalmatia and Croatia. In World War II the first partisan navy troop was established in Podgora. An impressive monument at the port reminds of this. Today Podgora is a modern touristic destination, with shingle beaches and cozy bays. Thanks to the favourable climate the water is warm and bathing is already possible in early spring and all through the autumn months. From Podgora you can visit all important sightseeing destinations in Croatia and neighbouring countries, for example Split, Dubrovnik, Krka waterfalls, Mostar, Medjugorje, Hvar, Brac and Korcula.