The enchanting peninsula of Primosten is one of the most photogenic spots on the Adriatic coast (a photo of Primosten graces the third edition of Lonely Planet's Croatia). Only 28km south of Sibenik (see Primosten on a map of Dalmatia), you'll pass Primosten on the coastal road to Split. Stop and walk around. A shady path runs around the whole peninsula and you can stop along a cove or beach to take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
There are no particular museums or "sights" in Primosten but the old medieval town has preserved a great deal of its ambience. The most striking feature of the old town is the church of St Juraj erected in 1485 and restored in 1760. The church is on a hill from which you get sweeping coastal views.
Mention must be made of what is, for some, Primosten's star attraction--its disco! Aurora is the largest disco in Dalmatia and hugely popular throughout Croatia. In fact, it's more a total entertainment experience than a disco. On two levels, the complex includes three dance floors six bars, an open-air dance floor, a chill-out room and a swimming pool for even more chilling out. Naturally there's food to keep the dancers dancing and a billiard hall. The complex is open from June to September.
There's only one hotel in town, the Hotel Zora and it is a monster--in terms of size. There's also a very nice campground. There's ample private accommodation for those preferring a more personal experience. Campers are in luck as Camping Adriatic is right nearby.
It's proximity to the coastal road, makes Primosten an easy town to reach. Many buses between Sibenik and Split stop at Primosten. Ask at the bus station for the schedule.
The Primosten tourist office (tel 22 571 111) is at Rudina Arnerica 2.
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