ŽIVOGOŠĆE

Živogošće is a small coastal town with about 450 permanent inhabitants on the Makarska Riviera, in the district of Podgora and about 22 km away from Makarska. Živogošće is an ideal location for day trips being just 86 km from Split, 60 km from Metković and historical Narone, 70 km from Medjugorje, about 110 km from Dubrovnik, Mostar and Trogir.

From Živogošće to the entrance of the Nature Park Bikovo is 20 km + 25 km to the highest peak of Sv. Jure. (St George).

Živogošće consists of five areas. Three of these are located on just 7 km of the coast, Porat, Mala Duba and Blato and older stone houses in Strnj and Murava are only about 1 km away from the coast, under the proud mountain Biokovo.

Živogošće is named after the inhabitants from an ancient time when the Illyrian and Romans lived there, and their habits and traditions have remained to this day with diligent, hardworking and friendly people like the fishermen and artisans. More and more people love to visit the sunny and beautiful pebbled beaches, which are easily found as you drive along the Adriatic highway (completed in 1965) and now after 50 years of tourism gets busier, year-by-year. To accommodate visitors Živogošće offers high quality accommodation in apartments, rooms, family homes, comfortable and luxurious hotels, villas and camps with a capacity up to 4600 visitors daily during July and August, along the 7 km of beautiful natural beaches and coastline. The rich history of Živogošće, is enhanced by the remains of many "villa rustica" and the Roman inscription "Pokrivenice" from 474 BC which is carved into a living rock above the spring still flowing there.

Then, and with today's natural beauty, Živogošće is an ideal place to relax with families and friends. Walks or bike rides along the sea promenade and walks on the mountain slope along the marked hiking trails are always free and available to all who love nature and its desire to live in harmony.

THANK YOU to all those who think about the future, keeping the fauna and flora pollutant free, collecting any waste from your picnic (take home-do not leave behind). We the locals work at projects of sustainable development to continue helping the improvement of this rural treasure 365 days a year.

Dear visitors and friends you are all invited to enjoy our peace and natural harmony living at least one piece of your precious time with us, away from the bustle of life, as they used to in the good old days

ŽIVOGOŠĆE TODAY

Today, the Živogošće tourist destination is a modern resort, surrounded by numerous olive groves, with pine trees hovering over pebbled beaches stretching for 7 km alongside the clean and unpolluted sea. The tourists come gladly to this beautiful part of Makarska Riviera, lured by the visual pleasures that abound.

ŽIVOGOŠĆE HISTORY

Živogošće - the early settlement was located at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, mainly for the safety of the inhabitants from the foreign army attacks. As a settlement Živogošće was first mentioned in the 13th century. It got its name by the Kresevo bull from the year 1434. To the glory of the hospitality god, probably after the kindness of the hosts that received the guests and travellers. In the vicinity of the settlement, there are the remains of the roman villa rustica and the other evidence of the stay of the Romans in the 1st till 4th century AD.

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY

In Mostar, Franciscan friars have been settled ever since the 16 th century, after they escaped the Turkish army. They built Živogošće’s Franciscan Monastery in the year 1616 and it was the areas centre of spiritual life and literacy, with its rich library and valuable art work. Today it is a wonderful place to visit and see all these treasures.