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. Read about sailing in Kastel Gomilica
Port of Marina
There are 134 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 25 metres. The sea is 7 metres deep at the entrance. The port offers several good-quality services, and there is a bar and a restaurant. Information about sailing in Vis, or Vis boat rental
Port of Trogir
This significant port offers 256 permanent berths for ships up to 70 metres long. The depth of the water is 20 metres. They provide several services such as laundry, fuel and maintenance. They also have drinking water, electricity and free Wi-Fi. Read about sailing in Trogir, yachtcharter in Trogir
Ports of Milna
Milna has 3 ports and can accommodate more than 300 boats. The largest is ACI Marina Milna, offering 170 berths for boats up to 40 metres. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. You can choose from many quality services here, and you can refuel. Marina Vlaska is on the northern side of the Bay of Milna. It has 71 berths for boats up to 25 metres. The depth is 15 metres. Yacht Club Milna has 100 berths for boats up to 30 metres. The depth is 3 metres. Information about sailing in Milna, or rent a boat in Milna
Port of Sutivan
Sutivan is located on the westernmost part of the north coast of Brač. It is only 7 kilometres from Supetar. The port can accommodate smaller yachts, but larger boats can only anchor in front of the bay. The depth at the entrance is 6 metres, and 2-3 metres along the quay.
Port of Supetar
Supetar’s outer port is reserved for ferries and commercial vessels. In contrast, mostly smaller boats and yachts use the inner basin. The depth of the seabed at the entrance is 6 metres, 5 metres in the outer basin, and 3-4 metres in the inner basin. Information about sailing in Supetar, or rent a boat in Supetar
Port of Pučišća
The Port of Pučišća is located on the northeast coast of the island of Brač. It provides 25 berths for boats, of which 8-10 are usually available for yachts. The depth of the seabed along the quay is 1, 2-2, 3 metres, and 3, 5-4, 3 metres in the middle of the port.
Port of Sumartin
The peaceful, quiet Sumartin lies at the eastern tip of Brač. It is the youngest settlement on the island. From the marina, you can see Makarska. They are connected by ferry. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 7 metres. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. Because of its small size, it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres near the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. They provide drinking water, electricity, laundry as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about Bol sailing, or rent a boat in Bol
Port of Omiš
The small Middle Dalmatian town lies by the estuary of the Cetina river; it is surrounded by huge canyons. The bora blows violently in the bay from many directions, and the southern wind also raises a heavy sea. The depth here is 4 m. Information about sailing in Omiš
Port of Podstrana
The luxurious Marina Lav belongs to the Le Meridien Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 yachts with a maximum length of 40 m. The depth varies between 2-2.8 m. There is a water supply, electricity in each berth; moreover, a 24-hour security guard protects the area. Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of maximum 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baška Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The port offers many excellent services. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The port’s 225 metres long breakwater was completed in 2015. It provides protection from winds and waves coming from the south and southwest. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4.8 metres. The excellent services offered in the port include refuelling. Read about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The marina is right next to Slatina Beach. It has 200 berths, 50 of which are reserved for visitors and 150 for local boats. Marina Tučepi can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length.
The marina, southeast of Makarska, is open all year round. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Read about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
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.
Rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica, and cruise around Kastel Gomilica
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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