Primosten - Tourist guide

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Primosten is a small town and harbour on a small peninsula between the coves of Raduca and Primosten, 30 km southeast of Sibenik. Economy is based on farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism. Primosten is well-protected from the northerly winds and has a very mild climate. The coves of Vela and Mala Raduca, Primosten and Peles feature large beaches with the crystalline sea, white stone and greenness of the pines.

In the 16th century a bridge was constructed as to connect the settlement on the islet with the mainland. The islet featured also two towers and walls, pulled down at the end of the 19th century. The three-aisled parish church of St. George, was constructed on the top of the hill in the 15th century, and thoroughly reconstructed in 1760. The entrance into the town features a Baroque chapel from 1790

Tasting of the famous local red wine, Babic, is a must. Babic is produced from the autochthonous wine sort in the famous vineyards of Primosten. These vineyards are so picturesque with their unique chequerboard of low thick dry-stone walls on the gently sloping hills and the lovely valleys between them. They are granted the official status of a monument to human efforts and their representation is also found in the lobby of the -United Nations building in New York. Excursions are regularly organized: Primosten Wine Trail, visits to Krapanj (Museum of Sponge Collecting) and Zlarin (so-called "coral tours"), etc.

Numerous cultural events and entertainment programs take place in the summer months.Kremik Marina has 250 berths in the sea and 140 places on the land. Various sports and recreational opportunities include tennis, table tennis, bowling, beach volleyball and yachting. Yachting and diving schools are also provided. Visitors may choose between 50-odd restaurants, taverns, etc. The most famous local speciality is spiny lobster a la Primosten. The discotheque Aurora is the largest one in Dalmatia.

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