The bay of Kastela is a very interesting part of Dalmatia’s coastline. The wind protected bays provide a safe haven for sailors. Its surface is covered with lush, green vegetation, which is sharply contrasted by the bare, limestone slopes of farther rising mountains. By the unification of the former seven villages, the former forts, especially the one in Gomilica, provide a spectacular view of those arriving from the sea.
This article summarizes the following:
- Port in Kastel Gomilica: The harbour of Kastel Gomilica is a popular starting point for Dalmatian boat trips
- Coasts and islands in Kastel Gomilica: By boat around Kastel Gomilica
- Sailing in Kastel Gomilica: Our offer on a one-week itinerary
Port in Kastel Gomilica: The harbour of Kastel Gomilica is a popular starting point for Dalmatian boat trips
Marina Kastela is a relatively new port in Croatia. It is in the largest bay of Central Dalmatia, in the north-eastern direction of Kastela Bay. From the south is protected by the Marjan and Ciovo islands and from the north by the Kozjak Mountain. It can accommodate more than 400 ships. The port is open all year round and includes a bath that meets every need, a grocery store, cafes and shops. In the village, there is also a large shopping centre (Getro).
Kastel Gomilica is the best-preserved fort, which is 10 minutes walk from the Marina. In fact, it was built on an island, a tiny city surrounded by a stone wall. A ten-hole stone bridge leads to the wide gate bastion. Behind the whole island is built, in stormy weather, the waves will spring up to the windows of the houses. There are apartments in the buildings.
Split, a true southern city, a UNESCO heritage site. Its harbour is located in the bay, which is easily accessible from Gomilica. The same applies to the UNESCO heritage Trogir, which is on the other side. The city is connected by a bridge to the beautiful Ciovo Island.
Facing the entrance to the bay of Kastela, there are the islands of Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli, followed by a beautiful wooded island, Solta. Next to it is the largest island of Central Dalmatia, Brac, which has several ports, berths and submarine bunkers. Here is the highest peak of the Dalmatian islands, Vidova Gora, from which the entire Dalmatian archipelago can be seen in clear weather.
The fortress of Kastel Gomilica provides a majestic and peaceful sight as its baroque exterior is reflected in the sea water. The fertile plains between the mountains and the sea are worth treasures: orchards, vineyards, figs and olives are planted in this landscape. The region offers wonderful experiences for seafarers. The many beautiful islands that are in a short distance from each other provide security and continuously pleasant sight.
Without the necessity of completeness, we mention some locations, that is simply can’t be missed.
1. day – Split
The administrative and economic centre of Dalmatia, an important port city. In the charming historic downtown, the streets are narrow and maze-like. Its main attraction is the remains of the Diocletian’s Palace. Musicians, dancers, concerts spice up the sparkling urban atmosphere. It is famous for its beaches and Riviera. There is a nice view of the city from the Marjan Mountain. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement.
2-3. day – Brac Island
Brac is the largest island in Central Dalmatia. It is a quiet, calm place, with plenty of natural beauties and wonderful beaches. It is ideal for families. There is a gorgeous Mediterranean landscape surrounded by villages, pine trees, macchias. In Supetar, the 19th-century houses around the harbour give the small town a pleasant atmosphere. In addition to the old town of Bol, the main attraction is Zlatni Rat’s outlying shore, whose view is in almost every Croatian tourist brochure. Bol is the centre of windsurfing in Croatia. The most suitable place is Potocine Beach, which is west of the town. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement or in Split.
4. day – Makarska
Nice, sparkling small town with nightlife. Visit the promenade lined with palm tree, the famous beaches (Baska Voda, Gradac, etc.) and the well-known Makarska Riviera. You will find crystal clear waters and huge pebble beaches here. You can see rare plants on the Biokovo Mountain from where you can also enjoy the impressive view. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement.
5. day – Trogir
It is also considered a museum town, one of the most beautiful historic and medieval towns on the Adriatic coast. The district surrounded by city walls is a World Heritage Site. Trogir’s rich architectural culture is due to Greek, Roman and Venetian influences. Explore the Seget and Saldun bays and beaches around the city. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement.
6. day – Rogoznica
Rogoznica was originally built on an island, which is connected by a bridge to the mainland. The city has a well-known, well-equipped harbour. Check out the deep, saltwater lake called Dragon’s Eye and the beautiful coasts. We spend the night at the harbour.
7. day Primosten, returning to Kastel Gomilicia
You can visit romantic alleys in the old town of the fishing village. There are cosy beach promenades. It’s popular among lovers and honeymooners as well. During the summer months, various programs and festivals are organized in the city. You can go fishing nights, folklore evenings or the Mediterranean Ethnographic Festival.
Kastel Gomilicia is one of Dalmatia’s most popular resorts and important navigational centres due to its attractive Mediterranean atmosphere. The settlement is an excellent starting point for a multi-day or a weeklong cruise.ACI Marina Split, ACI Marina Trogir, Port of Split, Rogoznica, SCT Marina Trogir