Podgora, one of the most picturesque places on Makarska Riviera, was first mentioned in 1571 as one of the towns under the protection of Venice after the Turkish defeat. However, archeological excavations are an evidence of numerous settlements from prehistoric and ancient times. The town is divided into two parts: Upper and Lower Podgora. Upper Podgora was built by the locals who were fleeing from hajduk attacks, and who then settled the slopes of Biokovo in search of shelter. Lower Podgora (Kraj) was built largely after the devastating earthquake of 1962, and has since seen rapid development of tourism in this area. In the same year, a memorial Galebova krila (Seagull Wings) was erected on the slopes of Biokovo in memory of the Partisan navy, which had been founded in Podgora 20 years before. In the vicinity of the memorial, there is a prehistoric site ‘Troje gomile’ (Three Tumuli) – graves of four great men. In Upper Podgora there are also the remains of the Roščić Tower, which was a part of as a defence system against the Turks. Furthermore, Podgora has a long Christian tradition, as evidenced by a number of churches and chapels, out of which the Church of All Saints, containing the altar with St Vincent’s relics, deserves a special mention. Aside from its cultural heritage, Podgora is unique for its natural beauties. Approximately 5,5 kilometers of spectacular pebble beaches is the result of a special connection between the mountain and the sea. Not only is there crystal clear sea in Podgora but also a large number of fresh water springs. For those who choose Podgora as their destination, there is the well known Mediterranean cuisine, modern accommodation, as well as numerous sports and entertainment venues to be enjoyed, turning your holiday into an unforgettable one.
Podgora, one of the most picturesque places on Makarska Riviera, was first mentioned in 1571 as one of the towns under the protection of Venice after the Turkish defeat.