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Once an island, Primosten is a small town in north Dalmatia located between Sibenik and Split. It is incredibly picturesque and retains the atmosphere of an old medieval fishing village. Dominated by the white stone Church of St George, here you will find pretty, winding streets, interesting architecture, 20 kilometres of pebble beaches and secluded bays, sheltered vineyards and an elegant marina. If you want to relax and enjoy a spot of peace and quiet, a villa holiday in Primosten is the perfect choice. Plus, it is ideally located to explore Krka National Park and beautiful Trogir

Things to do in Primosten

As soon as you set foot in Primosten you will want to explore. Discover the old town situated on a small island, take a stroll to the Our Lady of Loretto Statue on Gaj Hill to see sweeping views of the city below, savour fresh fish in one of the many restaurants, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the fish market and spend the day relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches. Our villas with private pools in Primosten are positioned perfectly for those looking to explore. 
 

Primosten at sunset, Croatia
Boat trips from Primosten, Croatia

History and culture in Primosten

This small town has a long and fascinating history. In the very beginning it was known as Capocesto, a small island that consisted of a hill with a small church on it, the Church of St George. This island was used as a sanctuary from Turkish invaders, but as attacks became more frequent the local population inhabited the island for good.

The Turkish built a bridge to connect it to the mainland, and that is where it gets its current name from the Croatian verb primostiti, meaning to bridge. When the Turks went, the bridge did too, but the island was still connected to the mainland by silted up ground. The French, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy and the Republic of Yugoslavia have all ruled here until Croatian was made independent in 1991. 
 

Family holidays in Primosten

Primosten is one of the most desirable summer destinations for families, as it has several beaches with shallow clear waters and play facilities for children. Spend the day on pebbly Velika Raduca Beach, Mala Raduca Beach which has a trampoline and explore the hidden bays which are ideal for family fun. You are also ideally placed to explore Krka National Park, a hit with children who love to swim in the clear waters and see the thundering waterfalls. With plenty of villas for families in Primosten this is an ideal place for a family holiday.
 

Krka National Park, Croatia
Eco fishing, Primosten, Croatia

Adventurous activities in Primosten

Primosten offers many activities for the more adventurous at heart. Diving in clear waters and eco-fishing, surfing, kayaking to the Blue Lagoon and speed-boat trips to the Blue Cave are all easily available. There are many hiking paths to enjoy too, and you can hire bikes if you want to explore the many biking trails in the area. 

Our villas for large groups are the ideal base for adventurous friends to spend the evenings, having had an exciting day exploring everything that Primosten offers.
 

Romance in Primosten

If you are looking for a romantic break Primosten is ideal. As it is quiet and secluded, you will find plenty of time to be alone and enjoy each other's company. Relax on the beautiful beaches, take an evening stroll to the Our Lady of Loretto Statue for beautiful views, and even go wine tasting. You can enjoy memorable evenings sipping cocktails looking out to sea and enjoying delicious cuisine with a glass of wine. Enjoy a peaceful evening in your couples villa with private pool, watching the sun go down with a glass in hand.
 

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