Rogoznica – large marina for yachts
Rogoznica is a quiet but popular tourist village on the coast of Croatia at the end of North Dalmatia, located around 30 km from Šibenik and 55 km from Split and hidden in a deep bay sheltered from the wind. Most of the island is covered with forests, while the centre shows old stone houses, witnessing the whiff of the Mediterranean. It was once a small island called Kopara where Rogoznica was rested, however the island was artificially connected to the mainland, creating a peninsula in the second half of the 19th century. The depth of the bay creates a shelter from the wind and makes it one of the safest harbour on the Croatian coast. It is therefore very convenient to berth small or large boats in Marina “Frapa”, one of the prettiest marinas in the Adriatic with a total of 450 berths, but you can also arrive with the car while driving the local roads or highway. The marina is very well equipped, with cafes, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pools and a nightclub so it is as well, central to the events occuring in this area.
The length of the coast of Rogoznica measures up to 54 km, offering a large number of beaches for tourist to choose from, most of which are sandy or rocky, and some hidden well to give you a place just for yourself to enjoy the escape from the crowds and the hassle. Some of the beaches are shallow, making them suitable for families with small children or bad swimmers, and some are suitable for adventurous lovers of the sea. Near the beaches there are restaurants and cafes so you can refresh yourself according to your needs and wishes. The Sepurina beach even obtains the Blue flag award, an international award witnessing the quality of the service and cleanliness of the beach.
This small town will not disappoint with its cultural heritage, as there is plenty of things to see, such as the St Nicholas church from the Middle Ages, the church of St. John of Trogir, Our Lady of the Chapel and the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven in the centre.
There is even a natural phenomena in Rogoznica, the so called “Dragon’s Eye” salt water lake of irregular shape with characteristic flora and fauna that was created almost 10 000 years ago, after the last ice age ended. It is possible to go for a swim in the lake, and some even believe that the lake can be beneficial to one’s health. There are beautifl national parks not so far away from Rogoznica that you can visit, such as the Krka waterfalls, Kornati islands or Plitvice lakes so you wont be missing any natural beauties from this destination, and for a walk through history, you c an escape to the towns of Split, Šibenik, Trogir or Dubrovnik.
There are many fun parties to engage in during the summer in Rogoznica, and the most famous is the fishing festival called the Fishermen’s Night that takes place in a lot of Dalmatian towns on the coast, including Rogoznica. There you can enjoy some fish, olive oil, bread and wine while rocking to the rhythm of good music, and if you are looking for a party to the early hours, there are other popular discotheques nearby to visit.
Since Rogoznica was once a fishing village that still inhabites a number of fishermen, you wont have any problems with buying fresh fish or enjoying the Dalmatian specialties, the most famous of them being the stew from Rogoznica. Many local restaurants will offer authentic dishes from Dalmatia, such as prosciutto with olives, cheese, roasted lamb in “peka”, pasticada with gnocci and other that will satisfy your palate for sure.