The historical inner city of Podstrana has monuments and archaeological findings which tell of the age-long past of this small town that has been populated by the Illyrians and later on by the Romans. There is a lot to discover for people interested in history.
Podstrana also offers an all-round leisure programme for people keen on sports. You can take a course at the local diving school. Experienced divers may rent there the complete diving equipment. You can do windsurfing, water-skiing or merely cruise around with a rented jet ski on the Adriatic Sea. If you like, you can play golf or tennis, or you spend your time playing beach volleyball or soccer. You also have the choice to rent a two-wheeler in order to explore the surroundings by bicycle, scooter or motorbike.
The nearby cultural metropolis Split, looking back on a past of 1,700 years, has manifold cultural and historical places of interest. Today, the old-age residence of Emperor Diocletian (Roman Emperor, AD 284 – 305), the Diocletian Palace, forms the central part of the city and has been declared world cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
On the outskirts of Split, there rises the mountain Marjan covered with pine trees and cypresses. It is worth to take a trip there, because this green oasis has not just a wonderful panorama view on the city, but also several places of interest for young and old. You can visit exotic animals in the zoo, go to the archaeological museum, visit various churches or be active in sports by climbing.
In the harbour of Split, only a few minutes away from the city centre, numerous ferries lay alongside the dock, which regularly travel towards the neighbouring islands. Next to the harbour lies the railway station where you can take the bus or the train for longer excursions.
15 km southern of Podstrana lies the former pirate town Omiš at the mouth of Cetina. In this pirate cluster, there are a lot of things worth seeing: strongholds, numerous churches, the Illyrian Seminar, the municipal museum and the old town itself. Even here the sportsmen get their money’s worth. The range of activities covers rafting on the Cetina, climbing, windsurfing and much more.