Primošten is a town in Croatia situated in the south, between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir, on the Adriatic coast. Set upon a little island linked by a bridge to the land with stone houses and narrow lanes in Mediterranean style, with many bays, islets and peninsulas, place with extraordinary sea. It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George.
Primošten has around 3000 inhabitants. Economy is based on farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism.
Primošten has a mild Mediterranean climate and is naturally sheltered from the winds.
In the past Primošten was situated on the islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasions in 1542 the islet 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 the causeway and in 1564 the settlement was named Primošten after the Croatian verb primostiti (to span).
Once an island, Primošten has preserved the atmosphere and all the architectural features of a medieval Mediterranean fishing village. 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.
Built on the hill it is dominated by the parish church of St. George built in 1485 and restored in 1760, close to which there is local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings. This is also the highest point of the former island.
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.
How to Reach Primošten?
Primošten is situated in the south of Croatia, on the Adriatic coast, between the cities of Zadar (Zadar airport – 98km) and Split (Split Airport – 40 km). Hotel Zora offers transfers upon arrival and departure from Split and Zadar airports, as well as from Šibenik. The capital of Croatia, Zagreb is 363 km away, and Zagreb Airport 368 km away.
Primošten is situated:
- 363 km from Zagreb
- 370 km from Rijeka
- 110 km from Zadar
- 75 km from Biograd
- 60 km from Split
- 33 km from Trogir
- 27 km from Šibenik
In order to reach Primošten by car and coming from the motorway A1, you have to leave the motorway at Exit Šibenik/Knin-Drniš/Primošten and after a 30-km drive on the road E65 you are in Primošten.
- By car – motorway A1, Exit Šibenik/Knin-Drniš/Primošten, road E65 30 km
- By bus – Split Bus Station, 61 km or Šibenik Bus Station, 110 km
- By train – Split Railway Station, 61 km or Šibenik Railway Station, 110 km
- By plane – Split Airport, 40 km or Zadar Airport, 98 km
- By boat – Split port, 61km or Zadar port, 110 km
Transfers upon arrival and departure
Hotel Zora offers the opportunity of transfer upon arrival and departure for the following destinations:
- Zadar (airport) – 700,00 HRK in one direction
- Split (airport) – 350,00 HRK in one direction
- Šibenik (bus station) – 350,00 HRK in one direction
- Other transfers on request
Bus timetable Split-Trogir and Trogir-Split
Bus timetable Trogir-Primošten
|Departure From Trogir||Arrival To Primošten||Transporter|
|12:35||13:10||Autobusni Promet Varaždin|
|15:00||15:35||Puntamika Line Zadar|
Bus timetable Primošten-Trogir
|Departure From Primošten||Arrival To Trogir||Transporter|
|09:55||10:30||Puntamika Line Zadar|
|14:50||15:20||Autobusni Promet Varaždin|
|18:50||19:25||Autobusni Promet Varaždin|