The national park Biokovo (1786m) offers possibilities for mountain biking, climbing and hiking. In Podgora you can enjoy all kinds of water sports as scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, rowing, jet-skiing, parashuting, waterpolo and swimming . You can play tennis, football and basketball.You will have lot of fun on the well organized trips to near islands (Hvar, Brac, Korcula), Dubrovnik, Split, the Krka waterfalls, Mostar, Medjugorje or the unforgettable morning or evening promenades along the sea or at the romantic fishing expeditions at night. With only 1300 inhabitants but with 6000 beds in hotels and pensions, with lot off fine restaurants, cafes, shops, dance terraces and discos, Podgora is the best opportunity for your next holiday.
The easiest way to get to Podgora is by plane over Split airport . There you can rent a car or take a bus. The distance to airport is 85 kilometers. If you want to travell on your own, the distance from Zagreb or Rijeka is about 450 kilometers, or 990 kilometers from Munich. Coming from West Europe you can enjoy new highway from Zagreb to Split. The route is:
Zagreb - Karlovac - Bosiljevo - Zadar - Sibenik - Split -Zagvozd - Makarska.
Podgora is situated 65 km southeast of Split and 150 km northwest of Dubrovnik,on the slopes of the Biokovo Mountain in the middle of the Makarska Riviera. It is embedded in a landscape interspersed with olive trees, pinewood and other mediterranean vegetation and is the ideal place for rest and relaxation. This little fishing village, is mentioned first time in the 19 century as a birth place of Don Mihovil Pavlinovic, priest, politician and writer, the first person to speak Croatian in the Dalmatian parlament, seeking the unification of Dalmatia and Croatia.
In the WorldWar II the first partisan navy troop was estabilished in Podgora and an impressive monument at the port reminds of this.
Today Podgora is a modern touristic destination, with favorable climate, the pebbly beaches and cozy bays with the sea which is relatively warm very early in the year.