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, it is a place with extraordinary sea. It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George which was built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to the local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings.
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.
Primošten has around 3000 inhabitants. Economy is based on farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism. 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.
Apart from its vineyards, Primošten is also known for the traditional donkey race that takes place there every summer. The largest beach in Primošten is called Raduča, and its smaller part, Mala Raduča, is voted one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia.
Primošten has a mild Mediterranean climate and is naturally sheltered from the winds.
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