About Kastela

A conglomeration of seven villages (Kastel Sucurac, Kastel Gomilica, Kastel Kambelovac, Kastel Lukšić, Kastel Stari, Kastel Novi, Kastel Stafilic) that formed around castles and grew into towns is today called Kastela, a plural noun all of their names share.

Strategically placed on the coast of Dalmatia between Trogir and Solin, the seven towns form a riviera that was known as a tourist resort even in the early days of the Roman Empire. While they’re not withing walking distance, a pleasant drive along the coast reveals the wonders of the fertile grounds in the area that also make Kaštela a famous agricultural region, renown for its Mediterranean vegetation, including a 1500 year old olive tree.

The narrow alleys of old towns may also tempt one to discover the local true-story variation on Romeo and Juliet, the legend of Miljenko and Dobrila.

21214, Kaštela, Croatia

Explore the Gorgeous Sceneries of Radun

On the slopes of Kozjak Mountain in Dalmatia, there was a settlement called Radun. Tracking its history as far as eleventh century, it was a notable hamlet that was often mentioned in historical documents. But in 1527, Croatian territories were suffering from terrible plague. This and always-present danger of Turkish invasions on Europe was giving a hard time to local population, fundamentally leaving to complete whitdrawl from the settlement. The place was desolate up to late nineteenth century, when the settlers returned and formed new Radun. It was on the exact spot where the previous community has dwelled. Today it serves as a neighborhood of Kastel Stari. The remains of ancient settlement include Church St. Georgeo of Radun (Crkva Svetog…

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