Visiting the really pretty town of Primošten
I had never heard of Primošten – It was only last week, when planning our road trip to Šibenik, that I heard about this pretty little town.
If you are coming from the direction of Trogir/Split, you’ll get a spectacular first view of Primošten. Orange roofs, blue sea, white beaches – it’s the idyllically typical Central Dalmatian town.
Primošten dates back to the mid-1400’s. Initially it was an island connected to the mainland by a large wooden bridge which could be lifted in the case of enemy invasion (The Turks were threatening the whole region at the time). Later the bridge was replaced by an earth bank and the island was no longer an island but a peninsula.
Today Primošten is a quiet little town where the main industry is tourism. It is perfect as a short day trip from Šibenik or Trogir. There’s not a heck of a lot to do in town except see the Church of St. George (St. Juraj), lie on its white-pebble beaches or relax at the restaurants and cafes along the shoreline. I was thinking though that Primošten could make a really nice base for someone who wants the vibe of a small town but the proximity to nearby attractions (Krka, Trogir, and Šibenik are very close, even Split, Drnis and Knin are within an hour).
– Car. Getting here by car is easy by just following the coastal road E65 (also sometimes indicated as 8). It took us an hour to get to Primošten from Split. Worthwhile stops along that route: Trogir and Šibenik (which is about 20 minutes from Primošten). See this post on car rental in Croatia.
– Bus. The same route is easily done by bus. There are frequent buses stopping at Primošten from Split, Trogir and Šibenik.
– Accommodation. Primošten is a great place for a very chilled out beach holiday and there are lots of apartments in town of good quality. Villa Šiša is highly recommended and well priced. Apartments Primošten and Apartmani Marija are other alternatives.
Summary: A really pretty place (that kind of reminds me of a smaller Rovinj) that is really worth visiting, whether it’s for a short visit or for a longer beach vacation.
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