Podgora is a small coastal place of Makarska Riviera located south of Tucepi.
How to get to Podgora
Like other coastal places of Makarska Riviera, Podgora is located just below state road D8. It's easy to approach the place by car or bus. A ride from Split takes approximately an hour and a half. Parking price in the centre of the place is 7 kunas (approx. 1 euro), which is cheaper than parking in Tucepi or Brela.
Coast and beaches in Podgora
If you love long coastal walks, then Podgora is the place for you. It features kilometres of a nice promenade along the sea. All over the promenade, there are bars and restaurants of various design.
Just below the walkway, there are kilometres of pebble beaches, with all tourist facilities including rental of deck chairs, jet-skis, pedalos etc.
Tourist agencies organise day trips to islands like Hvar, Brac, and Korcula.
History of Podgora
Podgora is not only about the coast and beaches. If you like sightseeing, you will find the place interesting.
The first written mention of Podgora dates from 1499. The archaeological excavations reveal that people lived there even during the Stone Age. During the Hellenic and Roman period, the place was inhabited by Illyrians.
Interesting monuments in Podgora include Church of the Immaculate Conception and a few sculptures.
Church of the Immaculate Conception
The church, located 100 metres away from the coast, features original modern architecture. It was built in the form of a tent, in the colour of concrete. That's why at first glance it may seem that the church is unfinished.
It was built in the 1960s. The reason for construction was the growing number of population of the coastal part of Podgora in the 20th century.
Statue of Exemplary women
Statue of Exemplary women ("Kip Uzorite") is located on a small cliff by the shore. It is made in honour of the women of fishermen and seafarers. The statue depicts a woman who is kneeling.
Seagull wings monument
The monument was built in honour of the victory over fascism in 20th century. One wing of the seagull is lowered, in honour of all fallen soldiers and victims of World War II.