Kastela Riviera

Luxury vacation on Kastela Riviera

Kastela Riviera with its seven gems is becoming more popular every year among tourist around the world. See for yourself why is this so and choose Kastela as your next destination for summer vacation.

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Last couple of years there is a noticeable up rise of tourists seeking to spend vacation on Kastela Riviera. Following this demand, we are witnessing a true renaissance of the area. In regards accepting just sea and the sun, nowadays tourists are demanding tailored experienced vacation and luxurious accommodation. Private chef dinners, birthday and anniversary celebrations organizations, wine tasting tours, island hoping, horse riding, hiking, sailing etc. are becoming a standard tourist offer.

Castle Vitturi

Castle Vitturi, source: Flickr.com

But first, let us say a couple of words about Kastela and Kastela Riviera.

Name originates from the Italian word "castello" meaning castle. There are seven settlements that makes Town of Kastela. They differentiate themselves by the second part of their name. So, we have Kastel Sucurac, Kastel Gomilica, Kastel Kambelovac, Kastel Luksic, Kastel Stari, Kastel Novi and Kastel Stafilic.

Kastel Sucurac

Kastel Sucurac, author: VitVit, source: Wikimedia Commons

People have been inhabiting these lands since the time of old Greeks and Romans, first as a merchant harbor that during centuries evolved into villages and modern town.

How to get to Kastela?

Split airport, author: Ballota, source: Wikimedia Commons

Situated between Split on the east and Trogir on the west with Kozjak mountain enveloping it from the north and Adriatac sea from the south Kastela Riviera is a true undiscovered treasure of Dalmatia. With an international airport, two E65 highway exit (Prgomet and Vucevica) and railroad grid spreading through all seven settlements, Kastela Riviera is one of the best traffic connected vacation destination in Croatia. Also, newly built marina in Kastel Gomilica with enough capacity to accommodate large numbers of vessels makes this a very tempting destinations for charter guests.

What to do and see in Kastela?

From July till the end of the August traditional “Kastela Cultural Summer” is taking place. This manifestation consists of various exhibitions, theatre shows, concerts (both pop and classical), folklore manifestation, museum shows etc. Famous Kastela carnival, festival dating back 150 years, is being held in February. Last couple of years hiking on the nearby Kozjak mountain is getting more popular and there are lots of newly charted trails and resting places. Malacka lookout is a place from where the whole Kastela bay along with towns of Split, Trogir and Solin is at your palm. If you are looking for that one photo that will captivate the beauty of this place this, is it.

Kastela panorama

Kastela panorama from Malacka

Local legend of Miljenko and Dobrila tells a sad tale of two young people that fell in love despite their family’s disapproval. This, Shakespearean drama, according to the legend took place in 17thcentury. Last resting place for young lovers is in St. John's Chapel in Kastel Luksic.

Chapel of St. John in Rusinac

Chapel of St. John in Rusinac, author: Peranz, source commons.wikimedia.org

While vacationing on Kastela Riviera be sure to visit Kastilac Fort or town of Braavos as it is known to fans of HBO series Games of Thrones. Kastilac Fort, also known as “The nun`s fort”, was built by the Benedictine nuns in 1545.

Kastilac Fort

Kastilac Fort, author: Draceane, source: Wikimedia Commons

Kastela Wine Carriage ride is probably the best way for sightseeing and tasting the splendors of the area. The ride takes you through five Kastela, from Kastel Stafilic to Kastel Kambelovac. On the ride you will learn a lot of this beautiful place. One of the things you learn on this tour is that Kastela is the home place of world famous Zifandel wine grape. Here it is known as Kastelanski Crljenak. Tasting of this excellent wine is also an absolute must. The Wine Carriage also includes a visit to “Mastrinka”, a 1500-year-old olive tree.

Mastrinka

Mastrinka, author: Roberta F, source: Wikimedia Commons

This botanical natural monument is supposed to be planted in the year 500 A.D. by the Romans settlers and it originates from Italy or Greece since this type of olive tree is not indigenous to the area.

Where to stay?

Alongside with excellent tourist offer, more and more luxury accommodations are being erected in Kastela. We bring you top seven villas on Kastela Riviera.

Beachfront Villa The View

Beachfront Villa The View

Beachfront Villa The View

The simplicity of the Villa The View design will charm you at first glance. All of its 4-bedrooms has a sea view and they can accommodate up to 8 guests. With modern and fully equipped kitchen, infinity pool, gas barbecue and large terrace with outdoor seating area this villa will leave you wanting for nothing.

Beachfront Villa The View

Beachfront Villa The View

Although, the villa is located in an urban area the entire property is fenced so you will enjoy maximum privacy possible. Public beaches, caffe bars and restaurants are all within walking distance from this amazing property.

Beachfront Villa The View

Beachfront Villa The View

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming Pool

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Five-star Villa White Oasis is ideal for spending a relaxing vacation. Accommodating 13+2 people and with children playground it is ideal choice for two families with children.

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Large terrace with pool is ideal for soaking up the sun. Enjoy the serenity of Luxury Villa White Oasis complete relaxation it provides.

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Luxury Villa White Oasis with Swimming pool

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Overlooking the entire Kastela Bay with towns Trogir and Split, Villa Hedonist is a top choice for a fabulous vacation.

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

With its 5 bedroom it can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. Featuring heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi and a gym this contemporary villa is an excellent choice for all looking to spend a luxurious vacation.

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Villa Hedonist with Heated Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Spreading on three floors and with 40 m2heated pool Beachfront Villa Anemona is an ideal place to spend your next vacation. Situated right by the sea, only few meters from the public beach. Restaurants, bars and shops can be found within walking distance from the villa.

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Interior exudes with luxury on every step. Top floor, reachable with an elevator, is ideal for late afternoon or evening socializing while the cool breeze coming from the sea cools you down after a hot day.

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Book your stay at this amazing property and spend an unforgettable vacation in Kastela Riviera.

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Beachfront Villa Anemona with Pool

Villa Storia with Pool

Villa Storia with Pool

Villa Storia with Pool

Spreading on a plot of over 1000 m2of which 340 m2are living area Villa Storia radiate with luxury on every step. Heated pool, jacuzzi, gym and a sauna are there for your complete relaxation.

Villa Storia with Pool

Villa Storia with Pool

Jacuzzi is placed on the balcony and it offers magnificent panoramic view over the Kastela Bay and cities of Trogir and Split. Infinity heated pool has two edges so it appears like it never ends.

Villa Storia with Pool

Villa Storia with Pool

Accommodating up to 14 guests this villa is ideal choice for larger groups of friends or families vacationing together.

Villa Reflection with Pool

Villa Reflection with Pool

Villa Reflection with Pool

Cozy nestled on the slopes of Kozjak mountain Villa Reflection offers magnificent views over the sea and green surroundings. Top feature of the villa is 60 m2turquoise pool.

Villa Reflection with Pool

Villa Reflection with Pool

For a full relaxation you can step in the jacuzzi and enjoy beautiful view while hot water slowly melts you worries away. Villa Reflection is suited for 10 guests which makes it ideal place for two families vacationing together.

Villa Reflection with Pool

Villa Reflection with Pool

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Modern Villa Bord de Mer is situated in urban area of Kastela. It comfortably accommodates up to 11 guests. Lots of greenery that surrounds 45 m2pool will provide much needed relaxation zone for you and your loved ones.

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Just 100 meters from the sea and 5-minute walk from the center of town this villa is an excellent choice for your next family vacation.

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

Villa Bord de Mer with Pool

We hope that this small introduction of Kastela will entice you to plan your next vacation in the beautiful and sunny Kastela Riviera. Be sure to share with us your experience!

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