Together with Vodice
is certainly the most attractive tourist place of the region. It is just 28km far from Sibenik
by the Adriatic tourist road.
In the past Primosten
was situated on the islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasions in 1542 the islet was protected by the walls and towers and draw bridge connected it to the aminland. When the Turks retreated, the draw bridge was replaced by the causeway and in 1564 the settlement was named Primosten
after the Croatian verb primostiti
Built on the hill it is dominated by the parish church of St.George built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to which there is local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings. The church of Our Lady of Compassion built in 1553 is worth mentioning as well as the little church of St.Rock's built in 1680.
Traditional jobs in agriculture and fishing are still the main occupation of the inhabitants but the tourism has become a tradition already because of natural characteristics of Primosten
like: the unique Mediterranean atmosphere created by the closely built stone houses in numerous narrow streets, crystal clear sea, crickets singing, shady pine forests and the beaches fully equipped for pleasure and enjoyment.
On the Raduca peninsula in the thick pine forest, north from the town centre, there are hotels and beautiful pebbly beaches. On the south side of Primosten
at the foot of the Kremik hill in a hidden cove, there is a naturist beach. The guests will find accomodation in private rooms and apartments. For those who prefer camping, there are few camp sites.
The small harbour offers safety to numerous yachtsmen who sail across the Adriatic. Going towards south, you will find excellent marina situated in a deep bay, protected from all the winds and surrounded by the vineyards that look like stone honey-comb. These vineyards have status of a monument of the human labour and their photograph is in the lobby of the United States Building in New York. By a very hard labour from these stone vineyards people get well known red wine Babic which will be a perfect accompaniment for the lobster - local speciality cooked in Primosten
way which will definitely attract even a refined gourmet.
Various recreational possibilities like sailing courses, diving courses, numerous restaurants and pubs, souvenir shops and numerous cultural events during whole summer will place Primosten
to the top of the tourist offer in this region.
More on this destination (Primosten
) you can find by searching texts written in columns Did you know
, News Archive
, as well as in the descriptions of particular accommodations (Primosten apartments
). In the column FAQ/Help you can find some extra advice on possibilities of page searching as well as the other answers on many other questions.
Further, if you wish to spend your holiday in one of 30 destinations that we describe, among whom there are original Adriatic pearls, you can search our base of accommodation. It is placed in the end of any destination (Primosten apartments; unless there are no registered capacities for that destination). However, the search is possible according to other criteria. To make it easier, in the column Search Box
we have predefined several types of offer as the criteria for search.
After you read the descriptions of all chosen accommodation and look at the photos that go with them, the next step is a direct contact with the property owners, and after that - summer vacation more favourable than ever. And that's not all. You can be sure that the mild Mediterranean climate will suit you even in spring and in autumn :-)
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