Živogošće is situated in the foothills of Biokovo mountain on the southern side of Makarska Riviera. It consists of three smaller and not mutually interconnected villages: Porat, Mala Duba, and Blato. Živogošće has been inhabited since Illyrian and Roman times, to which Illyrian tombs on the top of Suzina mountain, as well as the remains of villa rusticae in Mala Duba and Blato, testify. Živogošće was first mentioned as a settlement in the 13th century. The Franciscan Monastery with its large library and valuable artworks was founded in 1616, and it has remained the center of spiritual life and literacy of these parts. Its present visual identity has been forming over the last forty years, ever since the very beginnings of tourism development within the area. The natural beauty of olive orchards and pine forests that stretch alongsidea 6-kilometers-long pebble beach, and the crystal clear and unpolluted sea in the foothills of the mountain, is what guarantees a special experience for the visitors. Aside from just relaxing and sunbathing, there are numerous organized sports events, cycling and mountaineering paths, and popular water sports at your disposal.
Živogošće is situated in the foothills of Biokovo mountain on the southern side of Makarska Riviera.