LOCAL AREA, BEACHES & THINGS TO DO
The village of Rogoznica is situated around a deep sheltered bay with the southern part of the village on an island. A causeway connects the mainland part of the village with that on the island. The area is midway between the two notable coastal towns of Primosten and Trogir, both picturesque and historically important centres.
Taking advantage of the sheltered location a new luxury 300 berth marina has been constructed in the bay. You don't have to be a yachtsman to enjoy the marina which has restaurant facilities open to all. The village also offers shops and a range of restaurants known for their fresh seafood. There is a good local beach and many opportunities fro swimming around the bay.
Primosten is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Dalmatia and ranks among the most picturesque small towns on the Adriatic. The town is set on a small conical peninsula, and the old stone houses are packed tightly along the narrow streets that wind their way to the very heart of the town. After dark the town is buzzing with activity as tourist throng to the many restaurants and the Aurora discotheque, considered to be the largest in Dalmatia.
The off-lying islands are most interesting. Excursions are regularly organized to Krapanj, where traditionally the inhabitants have sponge divers. Today you can visit The Museum of Sponge Collecting. Zlarin is a small and delightful island with a population of 300 and a history extending back to the pre Roman era. Traditionally inhabitants of Zlarin were coral divers.
The famous local red wine, Babic, is first class and should definitely be sampled.
Trogir and Ciovo Island
Walking through the magical streets of Trogir is a wonderful experience. It is an ancient town, laid down according to classical architectural rules from Greek and Roman times. Trogir is a UNESCO world heritage site and regarded as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. In the middle age period Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the Venetian rulers of this area, and they are still there. As you walk through beautiful narrow cobbled streets you can glimpse medieval churches with stone carved doorways, shaded piazzas, Juliet balconies, arched medieval windows with exquisite carved pillars and rosettes. The towns fortifications were established in the 13th and 14th centuries and the principal forts on the seaward side of the town still stand.
Trogir from the air
Courtyard in Trogir
Trogir waterfront at night
Today Trogir is a lively tourist destination. Restaurants, simple and sophisticated, cafes and bars are located along a splendid harbour front that is busy day and night as well as in the quiet alleyways and narrow passages of the old town. The waterfront is a constant source of activity with sailing and motor yachts that are cruising the Adriatic passing through.
The old town is linked by a small bridge to the island of Ciovo. Ciovo offers the best swimming with, excellent beaches, some very busy, and some wild and deserted. The most popular is Saldun Bay overlooking the Trogir marina. The beach has cafes and restaurants, water sports and diving. Another good beach is Mavarscica, a pebbly bay lined with pine trees. On two small nearby islands Drvenik Veliki and Drvenik Mali which are easily reached by a boat you can enjoy peaceful sandy beaches.
Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.
Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1,700-year-old living museum during Split's Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined 'Riva' promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs."
Kornati Islands National Park
The Kornati islands are a fascinating group of 140 small islands. Astronauts have said that from space the sea around these islands is the clearest blue in the world. Nowhere in the world are these so many islands in such a small area. The only habitation is by fisherman and sheep farmers who spend the summer on the islands. There are no roads, cars or electricity in the Kornati and the national park is an ecologcal paradise. The islands are famous for their sage honey and for lamb grazed on the herb covered pastures. The rich underwater world abounds with coral, algae and sponges as well as underwater remains from the Roman era. It is no surprise that the Kornati islands attract divers.
Kornati from Dugi Otok
Restaurant on Kornati
The Kornati are a favourite destination for yachtsmen who can fully enjoy the tranquillity of many bays and coves between the islands. However there are many boat trips and excursions that can be made to the islands from Zadar and from neighbouring larger islands. There are twenty restaurants dotted around the islands in sheltered bays where you can relax and swim before enjoying fresh fish and organic produce beautifully cooked before your eyes.
Our Villas in Rogoznica
|A lovely three bedroom, two bathroom seaside villa, with its own private gate to the sea, attractive Mediterranean garden, a mooring for a small boat. Located between Primosten and Trogir. Sleeps 4-6.|
|A new beachside luxury six bedroom, five bathroom villa, with garden and pool. Wireless internet. Own mooring for two boats. Sleeps 12 people.|