Podgora is located on the Makarska Riviera in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, in the place with longest maritime and fishing tradition in the area. Today population of Podgora is 1534 of inhabitants. Formerly, Podgora had a dozen merchant ships and fishing boats and even today this tradition is preserved through the fishing and tourist boats that connect Podgora with the surrounding islands and offer day trips to many nearby destinations on the island of Hvar, Brac and Korcula. You can visit the Upper Podgora by foot, which is located a few kilometers above Podgora and beneath mountain Biokovo with some interesting buildings such as the old Church of All Saints (onecroatia.info), Park Building Biokovo (biokovo.com), a former elementary school and several monuments and old hamlets. By car you can make an interesting half-day trip to the Nature Park Biokovo, whose entrance is located above Podgora.
Good transport links with surrounding interesting excursion destinations like the City of Split (70 km), City of Dubrovnik (213 km), the pilgrim shrine of Medjugorje (80 km), the oriental City of Mostar (114 km) makes this place ideal for active vacations.
The nearby Town of Makarska (10 miles) offers a rich nightlife with numerous bars, nightclubs, concerts and other entertainment offer. The Franciscan monastery in Makarska has a unique collection of shells in the world. In Makarska you can find largest shopping selection and experience the summer crowds and the atmosphere of a real destination with lots of content and tourists.
To reach Podgora you can simply take the highway A1 Zagreb – Ravča (direction Dubrovnik), exit at Cisto Provo, 48 km away from Podgora if you are coming from northwest direction.