Podstrana is municipal in the vicinity of Split and it comprises several tourist places. It is 8 km away in direction south. It stretches 6 km along the coast at the foot of the mountain Perun. This mountain was already in the ancient times very suitable for living so different dwellings were built. The first people who lived here were the Illyrians. In the 1st century BC the Romans built the oldest settlement called Pituntium. In 839 a Peace Agreement was signed in Podstrana between a Croatian prince and a Venetian doge. Today, 12 000 people live in Podstrana. Their primary occupation is tourism and agriculture. Podstrana is very famous for its peaches.
Accommodation in Podstrana:
Podstrana has 2520 accommodation capacities whether in hotels or private accommodation. The highlight in terms of accommodation is the five star the hotel complex le Meridien Lav, the hotel offers a fully range of service and it has its own Marina. There are also a few other hotels worth mentioning: Hotel Antonio with four stars as well as Hotel Sunce, Hotel Neva and others are all situated literately on the beach. With regards to private accommodation there are apartments, rooms, pensions and villas everywhere along the 6 km coast line, apartments in Podstrana can be found on both sides of the main coastal road, no need to say that accommodation on the water side is a bit more expensive. As the city is very narrow, no accommodation is places further then 500 meter from the Sea.
Since Podstrana has a good geographic position it offers many recreational activities in the nature like walking, cycling or climbing. Sea sports are also included: windsurfing, water ski and sailing. There is also possibility to go rafting on the river Cetina which is about 15 km away.
What to see in Podstarna:
The entire old village of Podstrana – Gornja Podstrana (Upper Podstarna)
The renovated mansion Cindro, which is a kind of an old castle, that have preserved its form from the 17th century. It is especially valuable because of its park with abundant Mediterranean vegetation. The successors of the Cindro family stay in the castle during summer months when various cultural events are held.
Archeological findings like a fragment of a Roman mosaic at the old cemetery of St. Martin, the remains of the Roman stone olive mill at the cemetery of St. Martin, the church of St. George with a cemetery, the statue of St. Anthony of Padua and many others.
Where to eat:
Like all other Mediterranean places, Podstrana has restaurants offering typical Dalmatian and Mediterranean dishes made of seafood. Besides this you can also find international kitchen dishes. You should visit the well known pizzeria called Fabio. A good tip to find restaurants in Podstrana is to walk along the beach, as many of them are situated directly on the beach and are not so visible from the main road.
How to get to Podstrana:
By Car, Exit the Highway in Dugopolje (Split exit) from here just follow signs to Split and later direction Dubrovnik, then you simply cant miss it.
By Bus: Bus number 60 runs between Split and Omis along the coast, so it passes through Podstrana, bus is quite frequent, every half hour most of the day. During summer month bus can have huge delay do to traffic.
By Plane: Nearest Airport is Spilt airport, getting from Airport to Podstrana is possible in the following ways:
Airport bus, take airport bus to Split city centre, from here take bus number 60 to Podstrana, price 42 kuna a person (30+12)
Taxi, price for taxi from Airport to Podstrana is about 400 kuna.
Pre-booked transfer, Transfer for 1-3 persons is about 300 Kuna, for 4-8 persons around 400 kuna.