Although it started out as a fishing village, the region was made for tourism, that's how beautiful the scenery is. The contrasting rocks and forests with the sands and beaches make Primosten one of the most beautiful resorts on the Adriatic Coast.
Like most of the best resorts, this town started life a small fishing village on the edge of the Adriatic coast in Croatia. The unusual setting on an island that is connected to the mainland by a very narrow strip of dirt, while being surrounded by 7 more islands makes this a sailor’s paradise, with plenty of line of sight navigation.
Travel & Arrival
While traveling to Primosten, some of the adventurers might want to take a plane. In order to do this, they should take a flight landing in Split, the closest airport, which is 43 km down the coast via the 58 road.
Also accessible by land, many tourists arrive by car, simply driving down the E65-A1 highway, which links with the country’s capital, Zagreb. In order to get to Primosten, you should look for the 8 road exit leading south towards the coast.
Other land-based ways of getting to Primosten include trains and buses, all available to seasonal tourists from the neighboring town of Split.
Avant & Apres Sail
The town’s old look and feel is typical Mediterranean, with small white houses that warm in the sun and narrow cobble stone streets lined with bars and terraces. Many of the parties coming here fall in love with the contrast of the azure blue of the sea and the dark green of the pine forests that border the shore.
Today the city is considered one of the best resorts, famous not only for its rocky beaches but also for its vineyards that have been inducted in UNESCO’s World Heritage program. Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the neighboring Krka and Kornati National parks just 30 km away, while history lovers will surely want to visit Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
The central region is full of souvenir shops, bars and restaurants so that’s where most of the crowds hang out until the early hours of the morning.
Events & Actions
As you’d expect from a region with such a long history, the events here are deeply rooted in tradition. Most enjoyable for parties are the folklore and Klapa (acapela singing groups) held every evening, not to mention the concerts given by the Primosten Wind Orchestra.
On the first weekend in August, the locals celebrate the “Primosten Uzance” where they give the visiting guests a preview of their customs and traditions as well as their past. There is also a donkey race held in Primosten every summer, famous throughout the country.