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Primošten

Primošten is one of the most famous tourist centres of Dalmatia (organized tourism has been in development since '60s) and one of the most picturesque places on the Adriatic, with a lots of typical narrow streets in the old centre on the small hilly peninsula, On the other small peninsula, which is north of the centre, there are hotels 'Slava/Zora' and 'Raduča', while the hotel 'Marina Lučica' is on the south side. Marina 'Kremik' is further south. Apart from beautiful beaches in Primošten itself and near the hotels, there is a nudist beach on the little island of Smokvica.

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 Primošten. The discotheque Aurora is the largest one in Dalmatia.

Numerous cultural events and entertainment programs take place in the summer months, such as the Primošten fiesta and usages (the first week in August). Important religious feasts include the feast days of Our Lady of Loret (9th and 10th of May) and Our Lady of Porto (27th of July), when a big procession around the town and on the sea takes place. 

PRIMOŠTEN, a small town and harbour on a small peninsula between the coves of Raduca and Primošten, 30 km southeast of Šibenik. Economy is based on farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism. Primošten is protected from the northerly winds and has a very mild climate. The coves of Vela and Mala Raduca, Primošten and Peles feature large beaches. The town is located on the main road (M2, E65). 

In the 16th century a bridge was constructed so 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 parish church of St. George, erected on top of the elevation in the 15th century, was thoroughly reconstructed in 1760. It keeps the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary with silver adornments and a representation of St. Mary with Sts. Luke and George, a work by Master Cusi from 1719. The entrance into the town features a Baroque chapel from 1790. - The hamlet of Krusevo features the mediaeval church of St. Martin (tombstones on the cemetery), in Siroka is the church of St. Jerome from 1460 and in Prhovo the mediaeval church of St. George, later reconstructed.



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