Myriad of small villages with enchanting ports line up along the croatian coast, but which cities and which ports are worth visiting? I found the most beautiful harbor of Dalmatia! It is situated in the villiage Rogoznica and is called Marina Frapa… convince yourself!
Marina Frapa in Rogoznica
You can find the marina Frapa in the sheltered bay Soline in Rogoznica. A manmade island is the center of the harbor. You can alredy see the swaying boats from the distance. One ship bigger than the other lining up trying to get the best place. In the middle you can find a big pink building with all amenities you need (hotel, restaurants, cafés, souvenir-shops, supermarkets and even a club). Small ornated bridges are leading you to the places around.
I am walking through the main entrance to the center of the building (which lookes a bit like a barbie dream-house). For those who want to try their look: here you can find a wishing well.
Along the outer circle of the marina you can find multiple restaurants and cafés. I am sitting down swinging in my comfortable chair enjoying the beautiful view to boats, ships and yachts. I try to imagine how it is to arrive with such a gigantic ship at the port saying: ” Washing and polishing, please”.
The landing stages
After returning back to reality I start walking around along the landing stages. Listening to the peolple I´m surrounded by, I can hear them talking about their next sailing adventures and about speculations concerning the price of the ships.
From the end of the landing stage you have a wonderful view to the city Rogoznica.
The viewing platform
Close to the information center you can see a blue elevator of glas which brings to two level higher. Even though it is not very high, it is enough to overview the whole harbor.
My way brings me back to a small ornated bridge (triumph-bridge).
On the other side I find a little place with slender triumphal arches where you can play botcha and chess (each figure is about half meter big) for free. I already went here a few times in summer to play a game.
As well the garden decoration is an eye-catcher. Sea-related animals and figures were engraved into big white stones.
Those who are staying in the region of Sibenik or Split should absolutely some here and visit the harbor of Rogoznica. Enjoying a good coffee in Barbie´s dreamhouse and admiring the yachts. A good way to spend time in croatia! I am looking forward hearing about your experiences!