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Do you know where to go for a holiday yet? Are you looking for relaxing pastimes? Would you try water sports as well? Or would you rather go for an exciting hike with the kids? You don’t have to look any further to find all of these in one place. Kastel Gomilica has everything you imagine for a perfect vacation.
Location of Kastel Gomilica
The town is only 5 km from Split as the crow flies, and 14 km northwestward on the public road. It lies in Central Dalmatia, in the Gulf of Kaštela, between the towns of Split and Trogir.
History of Kastel Gomilica
The Order of Saint Benedict settled down here according to King Zvonimir’s orders. The king donated lands the monks, including the one on the field of Kaštela in 1078. As a result of the Turkish threat, they started building a fortress. Residents of Gornja and Donja Kozica villages settled down here after the Turks destroyed their homes. The first written evidence of the town is a purchase of vineyards from 1521. This document called it Kozica, Kozice or Opatičino Selo, locals, however, used the name Gomilica. Butković family built their own castle on the neighbouring bank.
A bridge with four holes and a drawbridge connected it to the mainland. With the cease of the Venetian Republic in 1797, the town joined the Habsburg Empire, then Napoleon’s troops occupied it. After that Habsburgs ruled it again until the end of World War I. For a short time afterward, it was a part of the Italian Kingdom, then the Serb-Croat-Slovenian Kingdom, then Yugoslavia. At the time of World War II Italians occupied it. Kaštela was established in 1986. It only got city rank after Croatia’s independence, when it became a part of Gomilica.
Beaches in Kastel Gomilica
Beaches of Gomilica are along both sides of the old Kastilac. Torac is a central beach, a very popular spot, not only for a bath but for good talks and strolls in the evening. Nowadays, most visitors of the Adriatic Sea feel the urge to rent a boat or even a yacht, as an exciting pastime on water. Don’t hesitate to rent a yacht yourself and discover the hidden treasures of the region.
Torac beach lies a few hundred meters from the fortress. The pebbly, concrete shore contains some sandy sections ad well. Shallow waters of the shore offer entertaining baths. Thanks to its central position, the beach is easily accessible. Some pine trees and palm trees sere as a sunshade on the shore. You can get in the water through the slightly sloping side of the narrow pebble section, but stairs are available too. Torac is properly equipped with a playground, park lot, toilets, and dressing rooms. The beach is usually crowded in the evening. It serves as a site for several events in summer.
This is the first beach westward from the port, in the Gulf of Kaštela. It’s less crowded, more of a peaceful place. It’s next to Gomilica’s fire station. While the beach is not so fully equipped, you can freely take a bath, sunbathe, or anchor here – if you happen to come on the waves of the sea by a small boat.
Main sights in Kastel Gomilica
A true treasure of the city is the parish church of St. Jerome from the 18th century. The so-called St. Cosmos and Damian pre-roman churches date back to the 12th century. These are remnants of an ancient diocese and an early church of Christianity. An old oak tree stands before the church, which is a protected natural value. Its estimated age is 700 to 900 years. The tree has a diameter of 4 m, a height of 20 m, and its branches reach out to 20 m.
Weather in Kastel Gomilica
The Adriatic coast has the characteristics of a Mediterranean climate. There’s a lot of sunshine, summers are dry and hot, winters are mild and rainy.
Rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica
There are small boats on both sides of the breakwater, on the eastern side of Kastilac. The port hosts small boats and sailboats around the stone bridge. Bigger boats should go eastward to the port of Kastela. Marina Kaštela is a freshly built port of Croatia. It’s on the southeastern side of the Gulf of Kaštela. Thanks to the prominent geographic position of the Central Adriatic region, this port is safe for private yachts and yacht charters and offers easy accessibility for neighbouring towns. Either if you love history, sea, or gastronomy, you’ll find awesome experiences here. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate at this pleasant destination. Visit this gorgeous Mediterranean town with your family or lover. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Kastel Gomilica. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Kastel Gomilica shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Kastel Gomilica shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Kastel Gomilica – Rogac 19.48 km (12.10 mi), Day 2. Rogac – Vis 47.02 km (29.22 mi), Day 3. Vis – Vela Luka (Korcula) 44.90 km (27.90 mi), Day 4. Korcula – Trpanj 64.75 km (40.23 mi), Day 5. Trpanj – Ploce 15.05 km (9.35 mi), Day 6. Ploce – Makarska 45.40 km (28.21 mi), Day 7. Makarska – Omis – Kastel Gomilica 64.57 km (40.12 mi)
Day 1. Kastel Gomilica – Split 9.16 km (5.69 mi), Day 2. Kastel Gomilica – Trogir 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 3. Trogir – Rogoznica 31.26 km (19.43 mi), Day 4. Rogoznica – Primosten 10.38 km (6.45 mi), Day 5. Primosten – Sibenik 20.95 km (13.02 mi), Day 6. Sibenik – Skadrin (Krk) 16.83 km (10.46 mi), Day 7. Krk – Tribunj 28.70 km (17.83 mi), Day 8. Tribunj – Murter 17.80 km (11.06 mi), Day 9. Murter – Kaprije 23.26 km (14.46 mi), Day 10. Kaprije – Rogac 63.20 km (39.27 mi), Day 11. Rogac – Vis 47.02 km (29.22 mi), Day 12. Vis – Stari Grad 39.63 km (24.62 mi), Day 13. Stari Grad – Sumartin (Brac Island) 37.74 km (23.45 mi), Day 14. Sumartin – Omis – Kastel Gomilica 58.58 km (36.40 mi).
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