Primosten has been known as a small Mediterranean charming town located between two more famous Croatian tourist destinations: Sibenik and Split. Here are 5 reasons why you should go right there for a vacation in 2021.


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  1. Primosten preserved the original Mediterranean culture
  2. Primosten features amazing beaches and coast
  3. Primosten has lots of accommodation options
  4. Primosten is a nightlife destination
  5. Primosten is located in the vicinity of other famous destinations

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Primosten preserved the original Mediterranean culture

The originality of Primosten is one of its most important tourist aces. If you come there outside the high season, you will notice that locals are still investing lots of effort in traditional agriculture, which results in high-quality products. Especially featured delicacies are wine and olive oil.
The red wine from Primosten called Babic is one of the most famous in the world. It was served on the inauguration of American president Biden.

If you decide to spend your holidays in Primosten, you can taste those home-grown delicacies in numerous pubs, taverns, and restaurants located in the town. I recommend tasting grilled fish with olive oil and red wine, which is a traditional Mediterranean meal.

Every year during the summer season a manifestation called "Primoštenske užance" is held in one of the villages located near the town of Primosten. The manifestation exhibits traditional Mediterranean culture including food, folk costume, music, and other authentic products. This event should not be skipped by the lovers of the original culture.

Primosten is not traditional only by food and events; the originality of this place can be felt in every other way. You can feel it while talking to the people and observing how are they emotionally linked to their home town, and by the relaxed way of life that small places like Primosten can provide.

Primosten vineyard
Primosten vineyard
Untouched nature in Primosten
Untouched nature in Primosten

Primosten consists of two peninsulas which are characterised by the beautiful coast and beaches which are perfect for summer swimming. Just near the coast, there is a promenade ideal for romantic and family walks. And the experience of sunset is amazing, I believe among the most beautiful in Croatia. It's a real rest for body and soul.

Most of the beaches are pebble, while others feature natural rocky shapes. If you want to avoid crowds on the beach during the season, you should walk away a bit from the centre of the place.

Primosten archipelago consists of a small number of uninhabited islands which are completely preserved and untouched. If you have a boat or kayak, you can go to some of those islands and spend your beach time there. It's not too far from the coast. You will enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty these islands provide.

Primosten beach
Primosten beach
Primosten promenade
Primosten promenade

Just as the other coastal places in Croatia, Primosten features a huge number of private apartments which differ in price, location, size, and comfort.

If you want a more intimate experience of your vacation, without the crowds on the beach, I recommend reserving an apartment in a nearby place called Bilo, which is located 3 kilometres north of Primosten. I can confirm it's one of the most beautiful locations on the Adriatic coast.

Another option is the hotel Zora, which is located in the centre of Primosten.

Zora features lots of different accommodation units, both luxury and affordable ones. Additionally, Zora has many tourist facilities like table tennis, swimming pools, mini-golf, and other sports services.

The third accommodation option in Primosten is Camp Adriatic, located 2 kilometres away from the centre of the place.

Having the current epidemiological situation in mind, the accommodation prices should stay low in 2021, which is great news for all those who plan to travel and have a good vacation.

A few kilometres south of Primosten there is one of the most famous nightclubs on the Adriatic coast called Aurora. It features live concerts of the most prominent Croatian singers like Severina, Jole, and Stavros.
Additionally, Aurora hosts world-famous DJs like David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and other prominent musicians.
I believe that the epidemiological situation in 2021 will be good enough for Aurora to work without restrictions.

Those who are not interested in clubbing should just stay in the centre of Primosten during summer evenings. Usually, there are live performances of local musicians held in pubs. They play light guitar music (songs of Jonny Cash, Bob Dylan etc), which is ideal for the summer atmosphere.

Primosten sunset
Primosten sunset
Primosten idyll
Primosten idyll

If you decide to spend a week or more in Primosten, think about taking a day trips to Trogir, Split, and Sibenik. All of these places are featured by UNESCO listed heritage, which should not be skipped by those who enjoy sightseeing cultural monuments. Sibenik and Trogir feature amazing UNESCO listed cathedrals, while Split is widely known for its Diocletian's Palace.
If you like natural attractions, you can visit National Park Krka, the most famous one in Dalmatia.

Day trip to Split is a good option
Day trip to Split is a good option

Zvonimr Peran     2021-02-23

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