Medora Auri Hotel

The Medora Auri Hotel is a winner if you love sea views – you can watch the waves from the pool, the restaurant and the fitness centre. The sea theme even trickles into the hotel’s rooms. Blue accents stand out against the wooden floors and whitewashed walls, which are dotted with island-themed art.

The pool sits on a big outdoor terrace. Below, there’s also a kids’ pool with slides and jets. During the day, kids also have a hotel-run club with a playground and playroom.

The main restaurant is a buffet affair. Each of its two floors has a sea-view terrace, but if you want to get closer to the waves, you can hit the beachfront Taste Bistro.

Overview of Podgora

Podgora is a great place for a holiday to the Dalmatian coast and its islands. It’s a picturesque place nestled between the mountains and the sea, and its chilled vibe means it’s the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday on the beach.

There’s also a lot on offer for active holidaymakers in Podgora. There are plenty of cultural attractions, bustling nightlife and plenty of outdoor activities. When you want even more adventure, you can add a trip to the nearby city of Split, which is only an hour-and-a-half away from the Medora Auri Hotel.

Things to do in Podgora

The Medora Auri Hotel is built into the side of a hill, sloping down towards the Adriatic. It has direct access to a pebbled beach, and it’s backed by Mount Biokovo, where you can spend a day hiking and cycling on the slopes.

The centre of Podgora is only a five-minute walk away. There’s a rich fishing heritage here and the marina’s the place to be for a beautiful seafood meal. Wander inland and you’ll discover a crop of medieval churches to explore. Three watchtowers also overlook Podgora, so head up here for the best views in town.

Podgora is a real Croatian gem. You’ll love every second of your stay on these sun-soaked shores!


Resort Summary

Podgora has been a fishing village since medieval times, and even today boats still bob in the marina. The town is renowned for its restaurants that offer delicious fresh fish specialities, such as seafood platters and squid ink risotto.

In the summer, Podgora has a programme of fun cultural events. Many have a nautical theme – fishermen’s feasts and beach parties are particularly popular.

Wander inland and you’ll see that pretty Podgora still boasts a crop of medieval churches, some with stunning ocean views. One of the town’s most notable buildings is the Ijak Lighthouse, located on a rocky islet. This weatherbeaten tower is devoted to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. Meanwhile, on a hill overlooking the town are three prehistoric tumuli (burial mounds), which also served as watchtowers.