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Podstrana

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Podstrana which includes general coastal views

A common summer retreat for Split inhabitants, this charming resort has beautiful beaches and a rich cultural heritage.

Though Podstrana is located just 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the center of Split, this small town has a much more relaxed and low-key atmosphere than the larger city. Explore its ancient remains and historic buildings, relax on pretty pine tree-backed beaches and enjoy a tour of the town’s thriving culinary scene.

First inhabited by the Dalmatian Illyrian tribes, Podstrana was later settled by the Romans, then the Croats and the Venetians. Originally an independent town, Podstrana is now connected to Split and functions as a city suburb. Enjoy visits to the two contrasting centers.

Walk through Gornja Podstrana to see the old part of town, where many centuries-old houses and historic buildings still stand. The town has several intriguing old churches including the Church of St. George on Perun Hill and the Church of St. Anthony and St. Rocco. Stop at the Cindro Mansion, a 17th-century historic house. Attend one of the summertime cultural events in its lush, flower-filled gardens.

Many visitors spend their days on Podstrana Beach, which stretches 4 miles (6 kilometers) along the coast. Bring a chair to sunbathe on the pebble and sand shores and swim in the sheltered Adriatic Sea. This relatively quiet beach is good for relaxing. Find numerous watersports facilities for sailing, windsurfing and other recreational activities.

For more outdoor adventure, try trekking along the paths of the green hills surrounding the town. Ascend sloping trails, which weave uphill through picturesque vine and olive groves. After some outdoor activity, stop to eat at a tavern in town or along the beachfront, where you can watch the sun set over dinner. Podstrana has a reputation for quality restaurants and traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Common local dishes include seafood risotto and grilled meat stuffed with smoked ham and cheese.

To get to Podstrana, board the bus from the center of Split. Buses are frequent and reliable. Parking is limited, so leave your car in Split and make the short bus trip from there.

Hotel Eden
Hotel Eden
4 out of 5
Strožanacka cesta 76, Podstrana
The price is £181 per night from 25 Aug to 25 Aug
This Podstrana hotel is on the beach, 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Strozanac Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bacvice Beach and Split Riva. Znjan Beach and Port of ...
4.4/5Excellent! (507 reviews)
"The sea view rooms have a wonderful view. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and gym facilities are excellent and the food is also very good. We would happily return."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Hotel Eden
Le Meridien Lav, Split
Le Meridien Lav, Split
5 out of 5
Grljevacka 2a, Podstrana
The price is £290 per night from 21 Aug to 21 Aug
This Podstrana hotel is on the beach, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Strozanac Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bacvice Beach and Split Riva. Znjan Beach and Port of ...
4.4/5Excellent! (677 reviews)
"The atmosphere, serene and calming"

Reviewed on 20 May 2021

Le Meridien Lav, Split
Hotel Split
Hotel Split
4 out of 5
Strožanacka 20, Podstrana
The price is £182 per night from 21 Aug to 21 Aug
Located in Podstrana, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Strozanac Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bacvice Beach and Split ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (169 reviews)
Fantastic hotel and service
"Beautiful small hotel that ticked all our boxes. Superb service from all the staff and nothing was too much trouble. High standard of furnishings throughout and fabulous view from our bedroom. Lovely glass balcony which meant we were able to enjoy the sunsets. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of choice. ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Hotel Split
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Apartments Rakuljic
Apartments Rakuljic
3 out of 5
Omanusa 8, Podstrana
The price is £66 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Church of Saint George Perun and within 6 miles (10 km) of Strozanac Marina and Dugi ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
"Great view from our balcony. We had everything what we needed in the apartment. Lots of space to park. Nice owner. Will stay there again on our next trip to Croatia."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019

Apartments Rakuljic
Stipe Residence
Stipe Residence
4 out of 5
Grljevacka 3b, Podstrana
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Strozanac Marina and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bacvice Beach and Split Riva. Diocletian's ...
4/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
"Friendly helpful great view"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2019

Stipe Residence
Apartments Bella
Apartments Bella
4 out of 5
Poljickih Knezova 51, Podstrana
The price is £70 per night from 10 Aug to 10 Aug
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Strozanac Marina and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bacvice Beach and Split Riva. Diocletian's ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (58 reviews)
"A lovely and well equipped apartment just outside Split. Our host was friendly and very helpful despite our late arrival. We wished we were staying longer than 1 night."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Apartments Bella
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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