Podstrana is an interesting part of the Mediterranean climate with multi-layered cultural and historical heritage and opulent tradition which pulsates together with the rhythm of the modern times. It is situated on a picturesque ecologically preserved eastern part of Splitsko-dalmatinska County, just 8 km away from Split. Facing the sea, it spreads over the foot of 533 m high Perun hill and follows a 6 km long intended coast. The inhabitants of Podstrana inherited the natural beauties, mild climate and picturesque landscapes of their region.
On the mild slopes gradually dropping to the sea the wreaths of olive trees string up along with dry stone walls and peach plantations surrounded by the vegetation of self-grown macchia and bush like yellow Spanish broom. In the immediate vicinity of Split, Podstrana is becoming an elite suburb, an attractive tourist destination and a place of cheerful and friendly inhabitants.
In its touristic offer it has 2520 beds of which one part are hotels, and the other private accomodation.The Le Meridien Lav, a high-quality hotel complex offers a wide range of luxurious and modern accommodation. This prestigious five-star hotel, situated on a perfect coastal position overlooking the sea, Split and the nearby islands is the sole representative of the middle-Dalmatian international chain and offers the greatest selection of conference arrangements on the Adriatic.
With the existing offer of private restaurants, board and loggings and hotels with accommodation categorized according to European standards, Podstrana makes itself known as an exquisite tourist destination and a perfect choice for businessmen as well as for those eager for a vacation. Due to the vicinity of Split, all traffic communications are near: the airport (30 km), sea port (8 km), bus station for international traffic (8 km), railway station (8 km) and the motorway (18 km).
If you chose Podstrana to be your holiday destination, besides the nature’s abundance, comfortable accommodation and friendly hosts, you will also experience a well organized active holiday. Due to its interesting geographical features, tourists are offered various recreational facilities in nature: walking paths, hiking and cycling trails, a stay in Stara Podstrana or sightseeing of cultural and historical localities. Also, you can do various sports at the beach: windsurfing, sailing, sports catamarans, waterskiing and water skating. For all these sports there are courses organized in six languages: Croatian, English, German, French, Italian and Flemish.
Tourists can also enjoy a one-day excursion arranged by domestic tourist agency or they can individually arrange to go rafting on river Cetina which is 15 km away.
Organized riding in nature, only 30 km away.
Fish-picnic on the islands: Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Šolta.
Cultural and historical centres: Split, Trogir, Salona, Klis, Sinj and various cultural sites in the surrounding area.
Many domestic taverns, restaurants, pizzerias and coffee bars offer a good gastronomic choice which is especially needed after tiresome activities in nature.
There are around 12,000 inhabitants in the municipality area of Podstrana. The patron of Podstrana is Saint Anthony from Padova. The Municipality Day is celebrated on the holiday of Saint Anthony, 13th June.
PODSTRANA; zip code: 21312 (Gornja Podstrana, Grbavac, Grljevac, Miljevac, Mutogras, Strožanac, Sveti Martin) dialing code: 021