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Are you looking for a tourist paradise that only a few tourists know of? Then you can’t find any better than Primosten. It lies on a wonderful island, has an unmistakable Mediterranean atmosphere and great vineyards. It is one of Croatia’s most expensive destinations, where only those people go who have already found this little box of jewels.
Location of Primosten
Dalmatia is considered to be the most beautiful region of Croatia. Primosten is located in the middle of this region on an artificial peninsula between Sibenik and Trogir. Previously it used to be an island, but eventually, it got connected to the mainland, that is how its current view was established. It is a rarely inhabited area, therefore nature is almost untouched here.
History of Primosten
The town’s name already hides its natural heritage: Pri most means the bridge. The area has been inhabited since the 7th century before Christ and was considered to be an important trade centre. Its port played a significant role in the establishment of today’s Primosten. Previously it used to be an island that was connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge, but that bridge got dismantled and its place was filled up. That is how artificial peninsula was created. The number of inhabitants is less than 2,000 these days and beyond tourism, they live from grape production, fishing, and olive production. It is a charming and a little rustic fishermen’s village, where locals all know each other.
beaches in Primosten
Primosten beaches are located north and south of the old town. Since it is not densely populated, there are many beach sections and bays for swimming. Each section is very clean, taken care of, and mostly covered by small pebbles. Next, to the beach you usually find wonderful paths to walk surrounded by town walls. Primosten offers a great chance for scuba diving too.
Raduca and it’s a smaller part, Mala Raduca are the most famous beaches in the town and they also belong to the top 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia. It has a blue flag distinction, which means that water quality is excellent. The beach with pebbles is surrounded by a pine forest.
The island is easy to reach by boat or yacht and you find romantic beaches there. Zlarin is Croatia’s only island to boast with corals.
Krka National Park with its unique natural values is about 40 km from here. Let’s visit the waterfall and we can have an unforgettable splash.
Main attractions in Primosten
Various programs and festivals take place in the town in the summer months, e.g. fishermen’s nights, folklore nights, and the Mediterranean Festival of Ethnography is organized each year.
Saint George church:
The main sight of the town. It stands on the highest point of the peninsula, on a hill, which makes it worth visiting not only for its historic values but also for the view.
The vineyard that has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage is 3 kilometre from the town. Tasting local red wine is very much recommended. The image of Primosten vineyards can also be found on the wall of the UN’s New York headquarters.
The funniest event of the year is the donkey contest that takes place within Primosten Games. The challenge is very simple, you have to ride on the donkey into the goal, but donkeys that are famous for their stubbornness often don’t even want to leave the start line.
Here is one of the largest, trendiest and most exclusive party spots of Croatia: Aurora Club. As many as 3,000 people can be entertained in a pool or in a foam party until the morning in this stronghold of electronic music.
Weather of Primosten
Primosten has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine, dry and hot summer and mild and humid winter. Primosten weather information.
Rent a boat in Primosten
In front of the town, you see the sea everywhere. Its port invites you to boat. You can visit Kornat island or boat to Rogoznica, but if you are really adventurous, you can also boat around the islands of Central Dalmatia. Primosten is a hidden box of jewels in the Mediterranean world, it is relaxation and fascination of the Adriatic at the same time. It is a popular destination for honeymoon tourists due to its romantic alleys, old stone houses, and pleasant streets. But also lovers of yachting enjoy visiting it because many faces of the Adriatic Sea can be discovered when you leave from Primosten ports. Many ports can be found in the region, a list of boats for rental. 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 Primosten. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Primosten shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Primosten shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.