Sailors called it “the dry cape” for its longlasting droughts. Locals and wandering travelers call it Primošten.
This beautiful small city is located on an island that was bridged five centuries ago so that people could access their fields. Surrounded by seven islets and attractive beaches, Primošten is a special gift of nature which leaves nobody impassive.
According to archaeological research, life in this region dates back to the VII century BC (Archaeological site Kunara). Administratively viewed, this region of Primosten covers part of the Hilli peninsula which is mentioned by many ancient sources. This region was inhabited by Hilli who were members of the Illyrian tribe by which the peninsula received its name. (source: TZ Primošten).
FOR THE SAILORS
Primošten lies on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, 12 miles S of Sibenik and five miles NNW of Rogoznica. Visiting yachts have the option of mooring on the short town quay, where there are laid moorings with water and electricity, or picking up one of the 25 mooring buoys laid along the beach on the E side of the bay. Shelter is good in settled conditions although an uncomfortable ground swell is experienced with anything S or W in the wind. In strong SW winds shelter in Primosten becomes very poor to untenable.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Primosten is to be avoided in strong SW. In such conditions two miles SSE of Primosten is the marina of Marina Kremik, which offers better shelter and a further 393 berths for yachts visiting the area.
STONE LACE VINEYARDS
Stone walls spreading all the way down to blue Adriatic Sea, create an illusion of “stone lace” wrapped around vines. These breathtaking vineyards are actually “work of art” as well as the symbol of hard human labor and are beautifully seen in Primošten area.
Production of wine and olive oil in Primosten pulls the tradition from the 19th century. It is widely known wine variety “Babic” that originates from this region and which is considered one of the best in Croatia.
You can visit Suha Punta in Primošten for Babić wine tasting, where Leo Gracin has been making wines since 2000.
There are many small and bigger restaurants in Primošten, but we definitely recommend rural parts of Primošten where you can try authentic local food: sočivo soup ( chick peas, lentils and porridge cooked together with olive oil), bread baked in the homemade oven, prosciutto, sheep cheese, olive oil, grappa and walnut schnapps, octopus baked under a metal lid (peka) and enjoy beautiful sightseeing, like Šarićevi Dvori, Jurlinovi Dvori…