Things To Do & Places To Visit
St. James’ church
The parochial church of St. James was built after the castle and citadel (Tower), in the shape of a Latin cross with two side-chapels. It was built in the 16th century, after the danger of Turkish invaders had passed. The church was originally built in the Renaissance style, and it functions both as a parish and a sepulchral church with gravesites. Today’s church interior is dominated by sumptuous baroque altars.
Holy mass is held each Sundays at 10 a.m., and during the week at 7 p.m. (in winter at 4 p.m.)The parish’s founding day is on July 25, when a commemorative celebration is held.
Our lady of the snow church on drid hill
The original church was built in the 6th century and is 170 m above sea level. This can be substantiated by the semicircular arch constructed above the doorway with a stone inscription dating back to that time period. It is identical to the arched inscription in the Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split, with a missing section from the frontal display. A coat of arms was later carved into the mantle during the 15th century. Holy mass is held once a year on the Madonna’s Feast Day, August 5, as well as Easter Monday, when the springtime fields are blessed for prosperity.
St. Marina church
This church is located on manicured park ground on the road to Trogir. Its roughcast exterior shows appearance, a round window above the doorpost and a small rock with a single bell. According to records dating back to the 18th century, the church had an outer baptistery, and was surrounded by monumental medieval tombstones called “stećci” which were used to adorn gravesites from the 14th to 16th century. Glagolitic monks were its caretakers. Paved in the 17th century, its interior is graced by the works of Master Cavalieri. Holy mass is no longer celebrated there.
The Tower of Marina
The Tower of Marina is one of the town’s most distinctive landmarks. It was built by the Venetians as a defensive tower in case of land or sea invasion during the 15th century. It was later enlarged with a castle and city walls surrounding the entire settlement to protect its inhabitants from the encroaching Turkish army. For a period of time, the Tower of Marina was used by Bishop Franjo Marcello as a summertime villa. It has been recently converted into a four-star hotel. Today it is undoubtedly the brightest jewel in the crown of Marina’s cultural heritage site offerings.
In the past, the town was one of the cultural centers of Dalmatia: in the 13th century enriched with the master works of master Radovan and Ivan Lucius, who filled the town with famous sculptors, architectures and paintings. Portal of master Radovan was finished in 1240, and is a unique monumental work of this great Croatian artist, whose inscription on the base of the lunette says he is "the best of all in this artisanship".
The history of Split is over-flowingly rich and turbulent to fit in just a couple of sentences. Although the Split area was earlier inhabited by the Greek colonies, Emperor Diocletian should be considered its first citizen and founder, starting his lavish villa of around 300 square meters near the great city of Salona in 293 AD, only to retire from the Roman throne within its walls after building it for ten years.
Amongst all Croatian towns on the Adriatic coast Šibenik is set apart by its unique location in a picturesque and open bay, at the mouth of the Krka River. Created initially as an ancient Croatian castrum, a fortification or encampment, at the bottom of St. Michael’s Fortress that still dominates the town, Šibenik was mentioned for the first time in 1066, in a document issued by the most important Croatian ruler - the king Petar Krešimir IV. Šibenik obtained the status of a native Croatian town in 1290, when the Diocese of Šibenik was established.
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
We hope that the newly constructed recreational trails will contribute to the development of Marina as a sports and recreation destination. Due to the fact that we make part of the Cycle- Croatia program, our trails are linked to the trails of the municipalities of Primošten and Rogoznica and we hope that they will be recognized by a large number of foreign and local cycling clubs, travel agencies or alliances and that their activities will be focused towards this area.
Whether you're an amateur or a professional you will certainly enjoy cycling through the woods or by the sea. This might be the best way to experience this environment, to buy a homemade wine or olive oil and to relax under the shadow of a pine tree on a secluded beach. By riding along these trails you will get the opportunity to enjoy the untouched nature and the hospitality of the local people. Each trail is enriched with a gastronomical offer throughout which you can taste the local cuisine and spend a night in a private accommodation. It has been created properly for you!