Vrgorac

Split-Dalmatia County

Podgora is a small town in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic coastline of Dalmatia. The town has a population of 1,500 (2001) while the municipality of Podgora (which includes several smaller towns) has a population of about 3,000 (2001).

Podgora has a largely tourism-based economy. With its five hotels, it has four times as many beds as inhabitants. It is located 65 km south of Split and 135 km north of Dubrovnik.

History

This little fishing village, is mentioned first time in the 19th century as the birthplace of Don Mihovil Pavlinović, a priest, politician and writer. He was also the first person to speak Croatian in the Dalmatian parliament, seeking the unification of Dalmatia and Croatia. Organized tourism started in Podgora in 1922, when the first hotel "Praha" was built. During the World War II, on September 10, 1942 the Yugoslav Partisans formed the Partisan Navy in Podgora. In 1962 Josip Broz Tito unveiled an impressive monument on a small hill above the port of Podgora, The wings of a seagull, in remembrance of the World War II events.

For more beautifull photos click on bigger view (Prikaz veće karte) of google map (down window).

For more information about the city you can look at the flipped book from the main menu - PUBLICATION- Makarska Riviera Info.

About Soloturist d.o.o.

We are tourist agency in Podgora, Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia (Europe).

  • We organize ATV excursions in our beautiful nature over Makarska riviera to mountain Biokovo.
  • We have scooters, bikes and cars for rent.
  • In our agency you can exchange your money to croatian currency.
  • We sell tickets or vouchers for all kind of excurions to the most attractive destinations in the vicinity of Podgora.
  • We can organize your accomodation in Podgora.

Contact

Soloturist
Ruđera Boškovića 3
21327 Podgora
Croatia
Phone/fax: ++385 21 625110
E-mail: soloturist@st.t-com.hr
Working hours in season (01. May - 30. September):
08:00 - 22:00 h

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