Podaca

...a place of love and the well-preserved Dalmatian architecture of its old village with a fortified tower... Settlement Podaca is made out of three villages: Kapeć, Viskovića vala and Ravanje. About the first settlements in this area of Gradac Riviera, bears witness a mallet for wheat thrashing ... more

Riviera

Welcome to our Riviera, in the southernmost part of Split-Dalmatia County. Gradac Municipality Tourist Board includes four picturesque tourist destinations scattered along fifteen kilometers of indented coast line: Zaostrog, Podaca, Brist and Gradac – main tourist and administrative hub of the municipality.

Unique blend of mountain relief and turquoise blueness that hugs a dozen kilometers of pebble beaches, adorn a preserved green belt of indigenous evergreen vegetation. On our Riviera, built plots are just oases scattered in the green that spreads its scent right in the nose of every traveler. Many underground streams from the mountain find their way to the sea. These undersea springs of fresh water possess medicinal properties. Therapeutic water, sea, and indigenous vegetation influenced a series of toponyms, of which the most famous is Cove of fertility in Zaostrog. This location has a record of miraculous healings of gynecological ailments.

Rich monumental heritage preserved in tourist sites on the coast is also present in little mountain villages of indigenous Dalmatian architecture, connected today with marked hiking and cycling paths. Array of these tourist paths is complemented with renewed old olive groves, vineyards and one hundred year old pine forests. Special pearl of our Riviera is five hundred years old Franciscan monastery of Saint Mary in Zaostrog. Valuable preserved collections with a series of unique historical artifacts can capture the attention of any chance guest, so even hours in this monastery fly by like minutes. Serenity of the monastery garden is just one of many special places for meditation I relaxing, even during the main tourist season, when an extra bed is always sought for in recent years. But what is not well known, even among tour operators, is the sea temperature data which claims that the sea alongside our Riviera is suitable for swimming almost six months yearly. Did you know that the number of sunny days on Riviera is the same as on Hvar?

Lodging can be found in hotels, camps, and in private apartments that all have kind host as a thing in common. We all live with our guests. Because of you we organize different manifestations from June to September. Are you familiar with the fact that first Miss beauty pageant in Croatia was held right on our Riviera, way back in 1925?

With a desire to make your vacation even more interesting, and by providing our best tourist offer we want to give you a reason to visit us before and after the main season. Our tourist subjects offer you dozens of diverse excursions and incentive tours from the delta of river Neretva, over Dubrovnik, Trogir, Split, all the way to therapeutic mud on Pelješac peninsula. You can visit chosen vine cellars on Pelješac and Hvar, and Međugorje is only sixty kilometers away. Walks on mountain paths, visits to many caverns where fairies used to dwell according to legends is an unforgettable experience. And even further to the uplifts where warriors of ancient Pagania used to meditate watching the unforgettable sunset. Somebody said that our Riviera has the most beautiful sunset in whole of Adriatic. Gastronomical offer from these parts has its origin in some, very different past times. And ecologically made groceries give our dishes a unique aroma of lost times.

We would like you to spend an unforgettable and fulfilled vacation on our Riviera, and that you can recognize it as your own, in the same way all of us, your hosts, recognize you as our own.

We are expecting you.

Tourist Board Gradac Office Manager, Davor Andrijašević

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Head of Municipality, Ivan Kosović

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