You shouldn´t miss the small city of Primosten when traveling to croatia! Charming beaches, amazing views and cafés and restraurants which you won´t leave once you visited. Does it sound tempting?
Where is Primosten?
Primosten is a little place in dalmatia, about 45 minutes by car north the city of Split. It´s important to mention that you shouldn´t take the highway but instead the coastal way.. otherwise you would miss one of the best parts of the dalmatian coast 😉
The City of Primosten
The first thing you might realise once you arrived is that Primosten basically consists of beaches. You can almost everywhere jump into the sea and take a refreshing swim. But by watching the pictures you will see what I mean. I want to start my brief virtual tour at Mala Raduca, the beach which is situated next to the city´s promenade. Starting here you can walk along, enjoying the beautiful cafés and restaurants trying to resist the ice cream which is waiting for you every few meters. In front of you you will see the old city coming closer. For those who don´t know where it is: the old city is the part on the peninsula with a church on it.
the old city of Primosten
Once you arrived at the end of the promenade you will find a little gate showing the entrance to the old city. Personally I prefer to take the longer way into the center. Therefore I am going around the peninsula by walking not through the gate but right of it along the path. Trust me: it just takes 10-15 minutes longer but will stay in your mind forever!
The path leads you automaticly into the city´s center and its port. Primosten became especially for sailers a famous place to be. Watching the sea at night is like watching the stars since you will see all theses shiny lights from the boats.
the center of Primosten
Strolling around and watching boats, eating delicious mediterranean food, looking for handmade souvenirs in the little hidden corners, shopping some swimming suits or just emptying the domestic stock of wine – I am sure you will find some activity you like =) Additionally you will find some live concerts almost every evening playing in the city center.
Legends pub and the club aurora
Well, the legends pub is probably the only bar where you will always find people and the only bar which never closes (at least it feels like it.. I never saw it closed). At night you can enjoy a good party mood with mostly live music. You will find it when you exit the old city going to the right side. Aurora is a about 20-30 minutes by walk outside the city up the hill. During summer it is almost every day open and full. Don´t miss the foam party 😉
As you might remember we started our virtual trip at Mala Raduca. Now we are going back there going around the other peninsula. The only big building which is situated here is the hotel Zora. But don´t worry: eventhough you are not staying there as a guest you can enter its big beautiful terrasse and its café with entertaining shows (for free). Walking to the top of the peninsula you will reach the closest point to the Smokvica island. If you are in mood to you can start swimming there =) Since the peninsula isn´t built up with houses you will find more than enough trees in case you want to avoid the sun. Finishing the round you will reach Velika Raduca on the exact opposite side of Mala Raduca.
Insider tip: Bau Bar
While most tourist don´t go further I can only recommand to continue the way along the coast to the so called Bau Bar (It´s a bar and a same called bay)! It is just 10 minutes by foot away and definately worth going there 😉
I´m looking forward hearing from your stories and how you liked it in Primosten! I wish you a great time there!