Incredible things to do in Primošten when cruising by
Primošten is a town in Croatia situated in the south, between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir, on the Adriatic coast. Set upon a little island linked by a bridge to the land with stone houses and narrow lanes in Mediterranean style, with many bays, islands, and peninsulas, it is a place ideal for private yaching holidays. Primošten also has a mild Mediterranean climate and is naturally sheltered from the winds. Nearest airport are located near Trogir 30 km, so here are incredible things to do in Primošten when coming with a yacht.
The best private marinas, ports or anchor points
You have 3 options on where & how you can start your cruise.
is the most comfortable option. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet. You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. However, in general, private marinas are more expensive then if you start your cruise in a port. (Your option in Primošten: marina Kremik – one of the best-protected marinas on the Croatian coast.)
are usually crowded with lots of people and other ships, yachts & motor sailors. But the locations are best! You step out of the gulet and you are in the heart of the city. If this is what you like, it is perfect. (Your option: Primošten harbour)
Top interesting facts about Primošten:
- Life in this region dates back to VII century BC
- In 2007 Primošten won a gold medal and reward Golden Flower of Europe for the urban and horticultural decoration of settlement
- Full of nightlife & amazing restaurants
- Orson Welles loved Primošten and he even bought a house here
Must see attractions
The well-known Primošten vineyards, with their distinctive composition of vines, stone and sea have become recognizable in entire world. They are often called the “stone lace” as they are entwined with kilometres of dry-stone walls the field labourers have been building since ancient times.
They are an ode to human labour and persistence. It has once been calculated that if only one man was to build the walls and was working 8 hours a day, it would take him around 1200 years!
Lady of Loreto
One of the biggest shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world is taking shape in the town of Primošten near Šibenik on the Dalmatian coast. The 17-metre high statue of Our Lady of Loreto was placed on its base on Gaj hill overlooking Primošten. The statue was designed by architect Aron Varga and mosaic artist Milun Garcevic.
The best restaurants to consider in Primošten
Several restaurants, cafes, and markets where you can expect only the superb food and amazing dishes for a good price. Everything you need for a superb culinary experience.
Šarićevi dvori (ethno village)
Šarić Courts serve to exemplify agritourism and the renovation of old stone cottages which have been rejuvenated by the Šarić family, thus returning to their chambers the scent of Dalmatian herbs, ancient recipes and traditional Dalmatian dishes which perfectly accompany the famed Babić wines, also from Primošten and protected by UNESCO.
Mala Raduča, 22202, Primošten
Konoba “Torkul” exists since the year 2001. and follows the culture and heritage of Primošten and Dalmatia. With our dalmatian cuisine and ambiance, even with our name, we are trying to show our guests rich spirit of Primošten’s past and so we became an important part of catering and touristic offer of Primošten and Dalmatia.
Tavern Marina is situated in a typical Dalmatian house with a stone facade in the heart of the old Dalmatian fishing village on the peninsula Primosten. House is situated beside the sea and gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy in beautiful sea view. The decoration of the house and tavern is a charming blend of comfort. Who could resist this view?
Day trips and excursions
Plenty of exciting ideas and things to do in Primošten
National Park Krka
The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education, and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Experience Krka in an authentic way through nearby villages including Skradinski Buk and island Visovac. You can also take a swim in this beautiful location. A true fulfilling moment for body and mind. Takes you less than an hour to get here.
Islands Zlarin & Krapanj
Everybody loves to visit islands. Their unique vibe and authentic experience is something that we all desire. On this tour , you will visit the museum and workshop of handmade coral treatment and everyone’s favorite, leisure time for swimming and walking on the island. After Zlarin we go to a Krapanj to a visit to the Sponge Gallery. Two islands in a one day! Where do I sign?
National Park Kornati
Croatia has more than 3000 islands. National Park Kornati has few hundreds itself. Only one glimpse is enough to imagine yourself sailing there. Beautiful archipelago. Tour includes sailing between the island of the National Park and sightseeing of the beauty of cliffs and Kornati crowns on the outer side of the archipelago. Yes, you can swim there in one of the stops where you can enjoy a unique view of the entire scenery.
Historical and modern
Church of St. Rocco
At the entrance to the peninsula, there is a Church of St Rocco (Roko), a valuable cultural monument. In front of the church, you will see a statue of a priest Ivan Šarić. Walking around the peninsula along the beautiful promenade by the sea is really a special experience.
Monument to “težak”
This monument will be hard to miss when you are in Primošten. This lovely statue of a woman sitting on a donkey and a man represents the hard life of working man struggling through rough terrain and low crops. “Težak” means literally hard working man. People from other parts of Croatia still think that Dalmatians are lazy people, but this monument represents different history.
Velika Raduča Beach is located in the beautiful tourist resort – Primosten. Velika Raduća is the pebble beach in Primosten and is the favorite beach of tourists and locals, and is therefore often crowded here. The beach is ideal for families with children because of its mild entrance into the sea, as well as for older people and young couples.
The beach can be reached by car (there is a parking lot available) or you can come by boat (it is possible to anchor outside the area for swimmers).
Honey shop “Gracin”
People always bring same souvenirs or postcards. Why not try something different? After summer comes autumn so better prepare with some locally made honey to enrich your tea. They sell different sorts of honey from Dalmatia and islands as salvia or sage (best for me), rosemary, flowers, bramble (drača). You can taste different sorts before buying (five or six). They are also producing some other bee products and drinks from honey. A small piece of treasure while you are here.
Where to stay in Primošten
These hotels & villas will make your stay magical
Hotel Zora is located literally few steps from the sea. That is what we all want while we are on vacation. Surrounded by Mediterranean forest with a beautiful view it is a true gem in Primošten. Hotels offer a lot of various activities so you don’t have to bother. It has everything you need, from wellness options, pool, sports fields, piano and beach bar. Imagine the beautiful sunset on this location. Everything you need for a perfect vacation is here.
Villa Fortunata is situated in a pine forest next to the seashore, surrounded by the scents of Mediterranean vegetation while bathing in the sun and promising the holiday you have been dreaming of the whole year through. Located one kilometer from the very center of the town, it is well connected with. We believe that you will find the place for your perfect vacation in one of three apartments which guarantee privacy, peace and pure hedonism.
Luxury Villa Exclusive Primosten is a modern villa, situated near the small, picturesque village and above all, a world-known destination for nautic travelers. In a quiet place, away from city bustle, this villa is a perfect shelter for enjoying in one relaxing vacation. Luxury Villa Exclusive Primosten has 7 bedrooms with 14(+6) beds, 5 bathrooms and is suitable for a comfortable accommodation of 20 persons.
Tourist boards of Primošten
Here you can find additional information about the interesting things in Primošten such as the history of Primošten, museums, culture, or any other events that are happening when you are here.
For more information at city centre you can visit:
Adress: Trg biskupa Josipa Arnerića 2, 22202, Primošten
Contact: +385 022 571 111