If you drive a car on Croatian D8 road between Rogoznica and Sibenik, you will hardly miss to notice a beautiful small peninsula with unique shape. The place is called Primosten.
Primosten is a rapidly growing Croatian tourist destination. It is catchy for visitors who look for a quiet place to spend their holidays. Although being quiet, it does not lack the liveliness of big destinations.
I went there for a visit on May 4, 2019.
Primosten consists of two peninsulas and a few small villages located above the road D8. The first peninsula is called Primosten (could be noticed from the road) and the second one is Raduca. It is said that in the past Primosten was an island, but locals wanted to connect it to the mainland, so they built an embankment.
The other peninsula, Raduca, is today mostly known for hotel Zora, the biggest hotel complex in Primosten. It features lots of accommodation options, even affordable ones.
Primosten is known in the world for the first class red wine called Babic. You can taste the wine in any of the restaurants in the town.
In addition to the cultivation of vines, olive cultivation has been an integral part of Primosten's economy. Olive oil is of the highest quality.
How did I arrive in Primosten
I went to Primosten from my apartment in Split by car. The easiest way to reach it was to take a ride on D8 state road, which is located near the sea and passes through places like Trogir and Rogoznica.
The ride took me less than an hour and a half, and there was no high traffic. The trip was pleasant. I parked my car near the centre of Primosten. The price for parking was 10 kunas (1.5 euros) per hour.
If you are not arriving by car, you can take a bus from Sibenik or Split to Primosten.
The nearest airport is Split Airport.
My first impressions of Primosten
I liked Primosten at first glance. The city was clean and decorated. I felt that locals wanted to give visitors the best possible experience of their visit.
The place features many restaurants and coffee bars In the centre of the city which are finely embedded in the image of a small cute Mediterranean place.
Primosten town is featured by kilometres of the pebble beach with the nice and crystal sea. That's probably one of its main tourist aces. Just above the beaches, there is a beautiful promenade along the sea. The promenade passes around the whole peninsula Raduca and continues all the way to the Camp, which is located a few kilometres north of Primosten.(© Lukas von Daeniken / CC-BY-SA-3.0)
Church of St. George
The most monumental building of Primosten is the church of St. George. It is located at the highest point of the peninsula. The church was built in Renaissance style in the 15th century. Bell tower was built in the 20th century.
A few kilometres south of Primosten there is one of the most famous nightclubs of Croatia tourism, called Aurora.
Aurora is opened during months July and August. Its program includes famous Croatian and Balkan singer stars, famous world's DJs, ladies nights and foam parties. Entrance fee is in range 5 - 30 euros, depending on performance.
The easiest way to reach Aurora is by car, taxi or Uber. The ride from the centre of Primosten takes less than 15 minutes.
If you want to enjoy a more peaceful atmosphere during the early night in Primosten, you can visit any of the pubs located in the centre of the town. Many of them organise live music events, usually with one or two singers playing country or rock music on guitar. I can say these evenings in Primosten can be really pleasing, especially if you like that kind of music.
Accommodation in Primosten
There are three types of accommodation in Primosten: hotel, apartments and camp. The biggest and most famous hotel is Zora, located at peninsula Raduca. The hotel includes many facilities like tennis courts, table tennis, swimming pools etc.
The second option is accommodation in apartments. If you look for a more affordable option, you can take apartment above D8 road, which are cheaper than the ones in the centre.
The third option is accommodation in Camp, which is located a few kilometres north of Primosten centre.
Primosten features famous marina for yachts and boats called Kremik.
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