Primošten is a small town built on the island near the coast, known for its indigenous stone houses, churches, the narrow streets of the Mediterranean style, with countless bays and islands.
The stormy history of the place begins in the 7th century B.C. The place with Croatian name Primošten was mentioned in 1564 year, and that name is retained until today. Already then, the island with the settlement was protected by a defensive wall. Sliding wooden bridge was the contact with the mainland, but later, the island was joined by pier, i.e., bridged to the mainland. Therefore, the settlement was named Primošten after the Croatian verb primostiti (to span).
Farming and ranching were the main economic activities in Primošten for a long time. Tourism development started in the mid-twentieth century and Primošten become one of the leading tourist destinations on the Adriatic coast.
Even today, the old single floor houses are witnessing the hard life of Primošten farmers - crooked houses with no windows and often without any room, because only sometimes kitchen and tavern were separated from the rest of the house. At least eight people inhabited such houses. It was an old custom that in the beginning of construction people would put a coin for good luck in the corner of a house or would put the facts about the builder in the bottle.
Today, Primošten is known for its production of olive oil and wine. Primošten vineyards of Babić sort incurred in the "barren land" in stone (Primošten's lace), and with miles of stone walls, are ode to the human work and persistence. Their picture is exhibited in the headquarters building of the United Nations in New York. Vines in this region are grown from 8th century B.C., when vineyards were planted by Illyrians and Liburnians. Tradition was continued by the Greeks and Romans, and from the 7th century, also by Croats.
Modern Primošten is teeming with vivid shops, small shops and souvenir shops scattered around the narrow cobbled streets, and the summer atmosphere is full of sports and entertainment contents. All of this will satisfy the guests and will provide them unforgettable memories from Primošten.
In any time of the year visitors can enjoy in mild and healthy Mediterranean climate with 2,600 sunshine hours per year and in a pleasant average temperatures, of 7°C in winter and 25°C in summer.
And than in winter, after an unforgettable summer vacation, you can enjoy the thoughts of summer and Primošten in the warmth of your home, browsing your sites of the photo-album filled with beautiful memories.
The famous Primošten vineyards have become recognizable throughout the world for their unique composition of the grape, stone and sea. There is an ongoing project of including vineyards on UNESCO World Heritage List. If Bucavac will be included on UNESCO's list, Primošten vineyards will become the second protected vineyards in the world.
High quality wine Babic is produced from the grape sort of the same name which originates from the location of Primosten vineyards. The locations of the vineyards are the best evidence of human strength and willingness to turn the "bare stone" into a stingy, but noble wine-soil, which is discussed in the recognition of the United Nations.
ST. GEORGE CHURCH IN PRHOVO
Prhovo as a parish center that encompasses the village of Široke and Rogoznica, already existed at the time of founding the Šibenik Diocese at 1298 year.
ST. GEORGE CHURCH IN PRIMOŠTEN
The Church of St. George is situated in the heart of the old part of Primošten. It was built on top of hills in the 15th century, and was thoroughly reconstructed in 1760 year. It keeps the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary with silver adornments and a painting of St. Mary with St. Luke and George, and it is a work of Master Cusi from 1719 year.
In the hinterland of Primošten, about thirty villages and hamlets of Primošten Burnji and Primošten Južni are located, where tourists can enjoy the natural harmony of past interwoven with gastronomic tastes and smells.
PRIMOŠTEN VINE TRAIL
Wine Trail connects the villages of Primošten Burnji. Visit them and learn about the production and processing of wine.
Aurora is one of the largest and finest discotheques on the Adriatic coast and beyond.
By walking on Primošten beautiful coastline you can enjoy the view and natural beauty.
While driving by bike you can visit many beautiful gazeboes.
ATTRACTIVE LOCATIONS FOR DIVING
Places to dive one of the most beautiful underwater worlds will leave you breathless. Here you can explore the waters rich with fish, underwater caves, reefs, remnants of ships, etc.
Velika Raduča: tennis, beach volleyball, mini-golf, table tennis, beach canoes
Mala Raduča: outdoor massage, trampoline
Punta Raduča: water sports and diving