Did you know that the Navy NOVJ was conceived in Podgora, which later became a Yugoslavian Navy? This is an interesting historical fact, just enough to mention it.
Today Podgora can boast with the beautiful beaches and clean sea, which are a real bait for many tourists. Through our webcams you can see many places in Croatia, so you have opportunity to see this one, too. Our webcam brings a beautiful view of the harbor in Podgora. On the left, there are the slopes of Biokovo which are crossed by the Adriatic highway - the so called 'vein' for most coastal towns in Croatia. Apart from looking at the harbor, you can also enjoy the shade in front of the coffee bar, but only if you come to Podgora.
Podgora is a small town located in the very centre of Dalmatia, in one of the cleaner parts of Adriatic. It is considered as one of the most picturesque parts of Makarska Riviera and it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Dalmatia. Podgora has a small harbour for fishing boats and promenade with a wonderful stone waterfront – with palms and the smell of lavender, it provides for a peculiar Mediterranean vibrant atmosphere. This atmosphere was harmoniously complemented with new touristic contents and hotels. Tourists are interested in ancient olive groves and vineyards and they enrich the offer. Initially, Podgora was positioned further uphill on Biokovo, above today’s Podgora. As the fire in the last century destroyed most of the houses, the inhabitants moved to the coast. However, they did not neglect the old village, connecting the old and new village with a modern road. Old Podgora is often visited by tourists. Since the old days, Podgora relies on maritime tradition. Contemporary town developed around small harbour where nowadays fishing boats give place to the yachts.In 1942, Yugoslav War Navy was established there, in whose honour the monument “Seagull’s Wings” was made above Podgora. Two marines have the capacity for 360 ships.Beaches of Makarska Riviera, including the beach in Podgora, are considered as some of the most beautiful on the Adriatic. Gravel beaches combine with immaculate sparkling sea.Throughout the year, various cultural and entertainment events are organized, of which the best known is celebration of St. Vincent.