The moment you arrive in Podgora, you’ll want to go down the two steps to the eagerly awaited beach and the soothing allure of the crystal-clear sea. After unwinding in the thick shade of olive and pine trees, you will embark on an exploration of the town and its landmarks. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Attend concerts or take pictures by the grandiose “Galebova krila“ monument overlooking the port.
2. Take a look inside the Baroque Church of St. Thecla (1626) and visit the cemetery with tombstones (14th – 21st century) on the Cape of St. Thecla.
3. Go for a swim near the statue of “Uzorita“ (“Admirable Woman“) on the rock outside the Medora Auri Hotel, which was erected in honour of the admirable wives of sailors and fishermen.
4. Look for the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was built by the Mrkušić family (1804) in the vicinity of the Hotel Podgorka.
5. Take the more or less demanding paths to the Biokovo Nature Park.
6. Climb up to the village (Upper Podgora) and visit the Baroque All Hallows Church, which was the centre of spiritual life for the residents of Podgora until 1962.
7. Look for examples of traditional architectural at the Biokovo site of Podglogovik, such as temporary dwellings and farm buildings used during the grazing season.
8. See the splendour of typical 19th- and 20th century Dalmatian houses with stone façades in the old town of Podgora.
9. While at the village, rest your eyes on the drywalls that cascade down and enclose the olive, vine, walnut, lemon, orange, mandarin, carob and fig plantations.
10. Visit the monument of Don Mihovil Pavlinović in the eponymous square and learn more about the priest, author, politician, pioneer and leader of the Croatian national revival in Dalmatia.