Holiday in Primosten
On a small peninsula just north of Split you will find the picturesque old town of Primosten. Primosten is probably Croatia’s most photographed scene and reproduced in countless travel publications, advertising brochures and postcards. The town is situated on the part of the Dalmatian mainland which is closest to Italy and was simply called “The Dry Point” by old sailors who passed by due to its long periods without rain. The old town consists of idyllic stone houses, restaurants, cafés and small, cozy alleys. The peninsula is surrounded by azure blue seas and miles of beaches, the water quality is one of the cleanest in Croatia. Primosten is considered to be one of Croatia’s most beautiful destinations and over the years many famous people has been in love with the place, including the famous American playwriter and actor Orson Welles who built his exclusive holiday home in Primosten and spent the last 20 years of his life there. With a travel time of barely 30 minutes from Split airport Primosten is very centrally located for day trips to the cities Trogir, Split and Sibenik, and Krka and Kornati national parks. Because of the central location and beautiful surroundings Primosten is by now a very popular holiday destination with visitors from all around the world. The town was founded in the 1400s on the small island Golva Glava and linked to the mainland by a drawbridge. When times were safer the small straight between the island and the mainland was filled and Primosten connected to the mainland so that residents got easier access to the hills around the town where they grew grapes and olives. Today the main industry in Primosten are tourism but there are still local fishermen that supply the city’s many excellent restaurants with catch of the day. In the surrounding hills you can see the mosaic of countless small stone fences that were built to store solar heat, protect against wind and keep the barren soil. In UN’s headquarter you can se a large photography of these Primosten hills – a monument to generations of toil and hard work to make a living. Primosten is both beautiful and very popular, it’s therefore a lot of new houses and apartments under construction in the surrounding hills. It features panoramic views of Primosten and the ocean while you are a bit more remote from the night life in the popular old town. In Primosten you will find many small shops that sells both art and souvenirs. In addition, the city has several supermarkets, a small fish market, fruit and vegetable markets, ATMs, banks, post office, internet café etc. Most evenings in high season it is different entertainments on the town square.
Sights near your holiday home in Primosten
There is offered a lot of different activities and it’is much to see and experience in Primosten, the place is not that big so offers will never be long away from your holiday home. Primosten is famous for its clean beaches, besides the beaches on the peninsula you will find miles of great beaches on both sides along the mainland. Like most places in Croatia these beaches consists of small pebbles. In addition, there are also rocky areas for those who like to jump straight into the sea. Around the old town there is a romantic promenade along the water where one can enjoy cozy evening walks. If you like walking or jogging is the kilometres of nice hiking and biking trails along the waterfront. On top of the old town is the Church of St. Juraj, which is dated back to 1485. We recommend a walk up to the church which has a spectacular view over the crystal clear blue sea and the seven small islands sourrounding Primosten. To explore this area of Dalmatia an apartment in Primosten is a perfect base for trips to other cities. There are buses arriving and departing several times a day to famous cities like Split, Torgir, Zadar and Sibenik. If you have access to a car, you can take little trips and experience the lush coastal road, National Park Krka or the many small villages in the mountains where the time has been frozen…
Leisure activities near your rental home in Primosten
For the active there are many offers to choose from close to your apartment in Primosten. There is a large selection organized excursions by boat or bus, departing from Primosten. There is also a rich variety of sports. You can play tennis, beach volleyball, bowling and table tennis. In addition, there is a dive center where you can experience Primosten and the region below sea level. If you like sailing and would like to sail during your holiday there are a sailing school and boat charters available. During the summer, there is arranged musical and cultural festivals in the small village square. This creates a lively street life and pleasant evening mood in Primosten. Despite the fact that the village is considered to be a quiet, idyllic resort town also suitable for families with children, it also has another side to offer. Right outside Primosten city border you will find Dalmatias larges and most famous disco and nightclub: Aurora Club that spans over two floors with a dance floor, bars, swimming pools and great views over Primosten city and the ocean.
Eating and drinking on holiday in Primosten
Primosten has over 50 restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and bars – something for everyone! In the old town, you will find cozy squares many ice cream parlors, cafés and small shops. There are also many excellent restaurants, both along the harbor and inside the small alleys. In the newer part of town you can find food shops, bus station and fruit and vegetable market. Prices in Primosten is fairly low compared with the more famous and larger cities in Croatia such as Hvar and Dubrovnik. It is therefore kind to your holiday budget to eat a good meal at one of the restaurants when vacationing in Primosten. You can usually find both pizza, pasta dishes, salads, grilled meats and seafood at most restaurants. In the hills around Primosten there is grown grapes for the red wine named Bacic, one of Croatia’s most famous red wines.
How to get to Primosten
There is many ways to travel to Primosten. The town is situated between Split and Zadar and both cityes has airports within short distance from major airports in Europe and Scandinavia. From the airport you can easily reach Primosten by bus, taxi or rented car.