The center of Rogoznica sits on a peninsula whose old stone houses are maintained, giving the waterfront an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere.
On Capes Ploče (or Planka), the jugo and bura winds collide, and warm and cold currents meet. The climate is one of Rogoznica’s most attractive features, and the area has an average of 2,600 sunny hours per year. During the four summer months, there are only four to seven rainy days on average.
Cape Planka and its mood was first mentioned in the oldest preserved descriptions of the eastern Adriatic coast. It was known to Greek sailors under the name of Diomede’s Cape in the 6th century BC. Homerus in his work ‘Iliad’ reveals that after the Trojan war Diomedes himself, who was one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, sailed around it.
The first foreign visitors found Rogoznica to be a desirable tourist destination at the very beginning of the twentieth century, when the first hotel, called “Rogoznica,” was opened by the Lušić-Rankov family. Austrian and Italian senior military officers and tourists from Austria and the Czech Republic gladly stayed there. According to the research of the well-known ethnomusicologist Professor Ivo Furčić, in the first decades of the twentieth century Rogoznica’s rich cultural and social life became more developed. Regular balls were held at the hotel Rogoznica and elsewhere, and especially popular was the Carnival of Rogoznica, when masquerade balls were organized every Thursday and Sunday. During that time, Rogoznica became a weekend destination, too.