Roman and I spent a couple of days in the area of Primosten, a former fishing village on the Adriatic Sea. Today, Primosten is one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic. We also visited a few other towns in the area.
The map shows Primosten and its surrounding area. The map shows Vodice Island and the KrKa National Park where we had been the day before. We would visit Sibenik and Trogir before driving to Split.
The town of Primosten. Primosten is one of the most famous tourist resorts in Dalmatia. During the Turkish invasions in 1542 the small island was protected by the walls and towers and a draw bridge connected it to the mainland. When the Turks retreated, the draw bridge was replaced by a causeway. In 1564, the settlement was named Primosten after the Croatian verb primostiti (to span).
Overlooking one of the houses.
The old town of Primosten is situated on a hilly peninsula surrounded by seven small islands. As we walked in the old town we came across narrow streets and stone houses with very old roofs.
A typical street in the old town.
St. George Church with a cemetery behind it was built in 1485. The church sitting on top of the hill was restored in the 18th century.
Roman and I stayed in one of these apartments. The one in this photo is just like the one we stayed in but our unit was higher up and close to the road. It was a beautiful, modern apartment with a terrific view overlooking the sea.
The stairs down to the beach.
The beach down below the apartments.
After dinner Roman and I photographed Primosten at sunset.