Primošten, a former fishing hamlet has become a popular tourist destination in the region thanks to its location, great beaches and beautiful arcitecture. Stone houses, churches and narrow streets are perfect harmony of past and present time. In spite of heritage and reaches of modern civilisation Primosten has even today kept its atmosphere and all architectural signs of mediaeval Mediterranean fishermen’s place. Sights of wine stone cells on the nearest hills are so unique sight that its pictures have found place even in building of United Nations as centuries-old evidence that man’s arm can engraft even the most roughness landscape.
Today Primošten is a popular tourist destination. The town is literally filled with tourists from arround the world. Especially besieged are Raduča Mala beach, considered one of the most beautiful in Croatia.
How to get there?
Split airport is located about 40 km to the south of the city.
..by car rental
The trip from Split or Zadar along the coastal road (Jadranska magistrala or D8) is a beautiful scenic journey through small, quaint villages and other tourist destinations.
Surrounded by seven little islands, Primosten is a special gift from nature that leaves no one indifferent. What a parsimonious nature did not give, the industrious people created themselves, and made Primosten into one of the most attractive places to visit in the whole of the Adriatic. From a fishing village, Primosten has developed into this part of the Adriatic’s heaven for holiday-makers. The charm that the town gives off is hard to resist. The little streets, so Mediterranean in feel, invite you to experience the warmth of people and the land, at least for a moment. Primošten’s Old town is located on the island that has been connected with the mainland by causeway in order to access fertile fields. Take a walk around and feel its spirit; traditional stone houses, churches, narrow streets.
The most popular beach in area. Next to the Old Town you find Raduca Beach stretching all the way around the Raduca peninsula with a walking path between pine forests and the sea. By the hand of nature Raduca got a large pebbly beach on the east, and cliffs, stone and small pebbly coves on its west side. Raduca beach is awarded the Blue Flag for its water quality, safe environment and facilities. Primosten is sorrounded by seven small islands, one of them – Smokvica are dedicated for nudists. The Primosten area holds one of the coasts highest number of sunny days per year.
Restaurants and cafes
There is a wide range of restaurants in the Old Town and Primošten area. You can enjoy in a pleasant dalmatian ambiance with a great offer of different meals. While listening typical dalmatian music you can taste some of house specialties such as pasta, fresh fish, shrimps and different shells, and everything is prepared on grill. Beside this, there’s also an offer of different domestic and foreign wines.
There are numerous cafes throughout the Old Town and the entire city with popular prices.
Numerous cultural events and fiestas are held at Primošten during summer. In the middle of the summer the people of Primošten take the opportunity to show their guests how they used to live and what their ancestors used to do. Primoštenske užance, a very famous festival, is a traditional folk celebration that aims to preserve and nurture the traditional ethno-heritage of Primošten. Visitors can enjoy the sights of Primošten weddings, boules tournaments, donkey races, regattas, and finally all the delights that are offered by a fish evening: locally caught fish and top quality wine. Let’s hope you will be lucky and find yourself in the Primošten surroundings during this period!
Some 3 km from Primošten is Bucavac site where you can see a stuning scene, rock fences surrounding red vineyard lots that testify to the hard work of local peasants. Indigenous grape variety Babić is cultivated there and we strongly recommend it for tasting and enyoing after good Dalmatian cuisine. Once there were bare rock. But the residents of these areas with their own hands wrenched from the earth stones, laid them on the walls, creating the characteristic sloping towards the sea terraces. Because of the impossibility of mechanization (no tractor enters there), the way management has not changed here since ancient times. Because the wine-growing tradition dates back to the Illyrians, the original inhabitants of Dalmatia, and the Greeks, who founded their colonies there.