Marina is a small coastal place located between Trogir and Primosten. Featuring interesting historical monuments, cycle trails, and modern houses and apartments, Marina is an ideal spot for many individuals and families of all generations for summer vacation.
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How to get to Marina
The easiest way to reach the place is by car. The coastal road D8 will bring you all the way to the village.
At the village entrance, there is a big supermarket Tommy with affordable prices.
The parking in Marina was free in June 2022, at the time of my visit.
The alternative way to arrive at the village from Trogir is to take a local bus line 48, 49, 50, or 52 operated by Promet Split. Check the schedule on Promet's website.
Many intercity bus routes have stops in Marina as well, check them online.
What to see and do in Marina
Marina's tower is an interesting attraction constructed in the 15th century due to Ottoman danger, which was harassing Europe at that time.
The tower was built on a small island near the coast, but people later connected it to the land.
Other fortification objects built for the same purpose are Sibenik fortresses and defense wall in Grebastica.
The church of St. Marina is another attraction from the late Medieval period located at the entrance to the village.
Olive oil is the most prominent product of the village's agriculture. Taste it combined with the grilled fish caught by local fishermen.
The whole municipality of Marina, which includes Poljica, and Vinisce, is a great spot for road and mountain bikers since there are many trails which have been lately arranged around the peninsula.
Restaurants in Marina
Konoba Kod Duje is a nice restaurant located near the sea where you can taste both typical European food like pizza and Mediterranean specialities. The prices in 2022 seem to be affordable. For octopus salad, you will pay 85 kuna (11 euros). Grilled squids are considered to be a top speciality, so they are priced at 120 kuna (16 euros). Pizza cost around 8 euros.
Tabu Grill and Hila are two more restaurants located in the vicinity of Marina's tower. Both offer international food and Mediterranean specialities.
Beaches in Marina
Beaches in Marina are a combination of pebble, concrete, and rocky shapes. There are no sandy beaches.
The most beautiful one is located near the hotel Marinus. It's a pebble beach with a coffee bar.
If you want to avoid crowds on a beach during the summer season, you could walk away a bit from the centre of the place, in the forest part of the peninsula.
Day trips from Marina
Trogir is charming UNESCO town located less than 20 kilometres away from the place. Explore its monuimental Cathedral of St. Lawrence, fortress Kamerlengo, and Riva.
Primosten is another picturesque town worth visiting since it is located only 15 kilometres away from Marina. While visiting Primosten, take a walk to hill Gaj and visit its Statue Our Lady of Loreto.
Split is well-known destination for all visitors who come to Croatia for a week or longer. Explore its Diocletian's Palace and Marjan Forest Park.
Sibenik and its four fortresses are gaining popularity among visitors. You can reach the town in one-hour ride from Marina.