Mutogras is a prominent coastal hill located on the far southeast of Podstrana,

whose archaeological findings from various periods depict the chronology of the

expansion and mutual influences between cultures on this part of the Adriatic coast.

The oldest is the prehistoric fort of a residential type, one of the oldest on the

territory of Podstrana and possibly the main settlement of the Illyrian Pituntium. It

was located by the border towards the neighbouring Illyrian tribe of Nerastini

(Jesenice). This Pituntian village on Mutogras, which was probably turned towards

the sea, was exposed to the cultural influence of the newly-arrived Greeks during the

dawn of the Antique period (4 th century BC), as is indicated by Issa-style fragments of

black-coated ceramic ware found in the grave on the southern side of the hill.

There are also numerous testaments to the influence of Roman culture and

gradual Romanisation: a silver quinarius depicting Rome and Dioscorus from the

second century BC was found in the same grave, a terracotta urn and Julius Caesar

silver coin were found on top of the hill, while several cremation graves with about

15 balsamariums, ceramic fragments and the remains of walls were found on the

slopes. Several years later, a grave with objects from the last phase of Illyrian

(Dalmatian) culture were found: spear heads, the remains of a necklace made from

cast glass and amber, fibulae and others. In the wider region of Mutogras and on the

steep slopes of the neighbouring bay of Bajnice there is a great concentration of Roan

findings. Among the remains of a commercial and residential estate and late Antique

graves, an early imperial funerary inscription with the name Vinius Buri was also


Today, Mutogras is a village that is primarily oriented towards tourism and

whose offer, in addition to magnificent pebbled beaches, also offers sports and

recreational activities, as Mutogras is also the beginning point of the hiking trail that

leads towards Perun and of a scenic cycling trail.