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Kastela, Croatia

Kastel Gomilica - one of the beautiful "seven pearls" of the Kastela Riviera. Source: en.wikipedia.org


Seven historical fortresses, seven pearls or simply seven defensive castles (Kastela) make up the City of Kastela. It is located in the Gulf of Kastela, extending from Trogir to Split, between Island of Ciovo and peninsula Marjan. This area has a naturally fertile soil. Protected by Mt. Kozjak in the north and surrounded by central Dalmatian islands in the south, it is not unusual that many people have found shelter and home here, dating back to prehistoric times. Greeks and Romans built villas here and fertile land was improved by Mediterranean cultures, mostly olives and vines. During the Ottoman invasion,
Kastela, Croatia

Promenade by the beach in Kastel Luksic that is several kilometers long, bathed in sunset. Source: panoramio.com


local aristocrats built defensive castles to defend commoners. By the end of the 15th Century there were sixteen castles, and around seven of these settlements gradually formed. Today, these settlements are known as: Kastel Sucurac, Kastel Gomilica, Kastel Kambelovac, Kastel Luksic, Kastel Stari, Kastel Novi and Kastel Stafilic. Together, they form the City of Kastela. Tourists can spend their vacation at the tourist resort Resnik, in various hotels such as: Adria, Kastel, Baletna skola, Villi Zarko, motel Tamaris, as well as private accommodation in numerous rooms and apartments, and several motor camps.
Kastela, Croatia

Small fishermen's harbors and hard working fishermen are the pride of Kastela. Source: hotel-baletnaskola.com


With the most famous Kastela monuments like defensive towers, aristocrats' palaces and museums, the vicinity of UNESCO cities of Split and Trogir and the archeological site Salona, Kastela is ideally positioned for cultural heritage aficionados. Kastela is a great place for active and passive vacation. Rich tourist offer, night fun, gastronomic restaurants and taverns, renaissance streets, alleys and unusual squares, kind residents and the beauty of several kilometers long beach with promenades provide a unique and unforgettable romantic atmosphere for all generations.

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