As soon as you land at Split Airport, the Kashtela Riviera will be the first landscape in front of you.
It is a typical Dalmatian village with numerous beaches, picturesque villages, between the blue sea on one side and the gentle slopes of Mount Kozjak, in the background.
It includes a number of small villages along 25 km of coastline between Split and Trogir. This beautiful riviera has attracted people since prehistoric times. It has always been a favorite place, from ancient Greek sailors, Roman patricians, Croatian kings, Venetian rulers to today's tourists, sun and sea lovers.
If you don't know, the name Kaštela means 'castle'. There are seven coastal villages, all built around 15th and 16th century castles. All castles were built by rich families from Trogir and Split, such as Antun Cipik, Koriolan Cipik, the Vitturi brothers, all from Trogir and the Cambi brothers from Split. Most of these castles served as summer houses, but also to protect themselves and the peasants fleeing the mountain villages towards these fortifications, during the Turkish invasions.
Today in Kaštela you can enjoy sightseeing of these beautiful estates, swimming in the clear sea on the beaches, or you can easily head to nearby Split which does not lack curiosities, attractions and sights to explore.
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