On the southern part of the Makarska Riviera, 20 km south-east of Makarska, 80 km from Split and 120 km from Dubrovnik at the foothill of mount Biokovo there lies Živogošće. Population is around 500 .

It consists of three smaller places on the coast: Porat - Mala Duba - Blato, and old hamlets along the old road.
Its economic basis rests on agriculture, fishing and tourism.

It is situated on the slopes of Biokovo and is fringed by beautiful sandy beaches.

The well known Licinianus epigram from 474. g. BC, comprised of 16 latin hexameters - the most beautiful specimen of classical literature - carved into a living rock above the spring of Pokrivenice on the coast. In it the roman questor Licinianus celebrates the source of Ťdrinking waterť, which still flows there.

There are Illyrian mounds in the territory of the village, Živogošće was first mentioned by the middle of the 13th century, while it was mentioned in the Croatian language in 1434.



On the eastern side of Živogošće, there is a Franciscan monastery from the 18th century, which makes and architectural whole with the church and the belfry. During the French occupation, the monastery was demolished. It was restored in the beginning of the 20th century. There is a rich library in the monastery, and the archives.

Živogošće has been inhabited since Illyrian and Roman times, to which Illyrian tombs on top of hill Suzina stand as witnesses. Also, villa Rustika in Mala Duba and Blato does the same.

Natural beauties of olive groves and pine woods hovering over small pebbled beaches that are 6 km long, clean and unpolluted sea, all in the foothill of a big mountain (hilltop Sutvid - 1155 m) and all giving tourists a special lure and pleasure of stay.



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