Rogoznica - Tourist guide

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Rogoznica is a small Mediterranean tourist destination close to Primosten and 25 km south of Sibenik towards Split on the local road to Rogoznica that braches off of the main road 5 km from Primosten. Chief occupations are farming, fishing and tourism.

The place is actually situated on a peninsula being an island before a bank had connected it with the land. On the site of the old settlement a medieval graveyard with tombstones and the Church of St. Nicholas have been preserved. The parish church on the islet was built in 1615 and reconstructed in Baroque style in the 18th century. There are also some remains of French fortifications dating from the beginning of the 19th century.

Rogoznica has a post office, doctor's office and stores - a great place to spend a wonderful holiday with friends and family. Covered by a thick pinewood that comes down to the sea, it is a real paradise for nature and sea lovers. Rogoznica is frequently visited by boaters because of Frapa marina, considered to be one of the most beautiful and safest in this part of the Adriatic. Rogoznica's many pebble beaches and several rocky beaches are surrounded by pine trees. Rogoznica is traditionally a fishing settlement and visitors can buy recently caught fish. Among local specialities, the best is Rogoznica-style fish stew ("brudet").

Local festivals, taking place in August - Ribarska noc (Fisherman's Night) and Noc Rogoznice (Rogoznica Night) - attract many visitors including those from Split and Sibenik. Due to its indented coastline and other sports facilities, Rogoznica is perfect for water sports as well as other activities. You can also try fencing in Rogoznica,since the International Fencing Camp and School was founded in 1987.

Secluded beaches await you in numerous inlets in the vicinity of Rogoznica. The coast here is deeply indented, both in the large Bay of Rogoznica and in the surrounding area. There is a little salt lake nearby, unique for its high and low tide phenomenon, called “Dragon's eye”. You can visit a parish church from 1615 and a fortification on the hilltop above Rogoznica built by the French in 1809, There are medieval churches in the Rogoznica field - examples of medieval Dalmatian architecture.

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