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Location of Podgora
This cosy little town is in Croatia, Split-Dalmatia County. It lies on the slopes of Mount Biokovo, on the Makarska Riviera, just 9 kilometres from Makarska.
History of Podgora
According to archaeological discoveries, Podgora was inhabited in ancient times due to its favourable geographical location. Written documents first mention it in 1571, when it was under Venetian protection. Tombstones survived from this period.
Focus shifted on tourism in 1992 when they built the first hotel in Podgora, called Praha. In 1962, an earthquake destroyed a large part of the town. Only parts of the foundation of the Church of St. Tekla survived. The locals then decided to move to the coastal areas of town. Their decision was influenced not only by the destruction but also by the growing potentials in tourism. The locals are engaged in agriculture, viticulture, olive cultivation, seafaring and fishing. Tourism also plays an important role in the lives of local residents.
Weather in Podgora
A pleasant, Mediterranean climate welcomes visitors here, with long hours of sunshine throughout the year. If you like swimming, the average temperature of the Adriatic Sea can climb up to 26°C in summer. The crystal clear water is perfect for swimming not only in summer but also in autumn.
Main attractions in Podgora
The most remarkable monument in Podgora is the Church of All Saints built-in 1764. You can find the relics of St. Vincent here, who is the patron saint of the town. If you love hiking, discover the Biokovo Nature Park and the Kotišina Botanical Garden. The „Seagull’s Wing” Monument is also a must-see.
Gastronomy of Podgora
You can try the best local delicacies in the 2 Monkeys restaurant. They offer fresh seafood dishes, hamburgers and pizzas. This restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff. The Vruja restaurant will not disappoint either. In addition, the place has a terrace that offers breathtaking views over the sea.
Beaches in Podgora
This pebble beach is quite large, it is one kilometre long. If you choose this beach, try the exciting water sports. Rent a jet ski, a banana boat, a water tube or go paragliding. On the promenade, there are many cafés offering refreshing drinks and ice creams.
This is one of the most popular and most beautiful beaches on the Makarska Riviera. It is near the town centre. With more than one kilometre of coastline, it is perfect for families with small children. There is a restaurant, changing rooms, showers, and you can rent sun lounges.
Rent a boat in Podgora
Seafaring and shipping have always been of major importance to the city, making it the perfect starting point for exploring the rest of Central Dalmatia. We will show you the nearby ports with excellent facilities and quality services.
This port is located southeast of Makarska, and it is open to visitors throughout the year. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity, and a crane. Rent a boat in Podgora
The port of Tučepi has 200 berths for 50 yachts and 150 smaller boats. It can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port is protected from the wind by a breakwater. There is a Tourist Information Centre at the port, and there are many restaurants and cafés nearby.
The Makarska Harbour has a 225 metres long breakwater that provides excellent protection against winds and waves. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4, 8 metres. The harbour offers quality services, and there is even a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. 60 berths are preserved for guests only. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baška Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
Port of Ploče
The charming Ploče is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, near the river delta of the Neretva. The seabed is 10-12 metres deep. If you choose this marina, there is a refuelling station available.
If you are sailing to Podgora, visit the wonderful holiday resorts in the area. Igraine, Podaca, Sućuraj, Sumartin, Povlja, Baška Voda and Makarska are also perfect holiday destinations. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Podgora. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Podgora shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Podgora shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Podgora – Igrane 8, 57 km (5, 33 mi), Day 2. Igrane – Podaca 14, 72 km (9, 15 mi), Day 3. Podaca – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) 8, 86 km (5, 50 mi), Day 4. Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-island) 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 5. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Povlja 15, 45 km (9, 60 mi), Day 6. Povlja – Baška Voda 10, 94 km (6, 80 mi), Day 7. Baška Voda – Makarska – Podgora 17, 71 km (11 mi).
Day 1. Podgora – Omiš 38, 87 km (24, 15 mi), Day 2. Omiš – Rogač (Šolta-island) 32, 85 km (20, 41 mi), Day 3. Rogač (Šolta-island) – Stari Grad (Hvar-island) 36, 29 km (22, 55 mi), Day 4. Stari Grad (Hvar-island) – Vis (Vis-island) 40, 14 km (24, 94 mi), Day 5. Vis (Vis-island) – Vela Luka (Korčula-island) 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 6. Vela Luka (Korčula-island) – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 7. Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Podgora 41, 5 km (25, 79 mi).
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