Split, Trogir and Omiš riviera

7 Kaštela

Kaštela are situated in the area between the remnants of ancient city of Salona and the outskirts of Trogir, from the sea-coast up the hills of Mount Kozjak. Villages are sited along the coast of the basin Kastela. Here you can find remnants of ancient habitations that date even to prehistoric times. After the Greek have firmed their colony on the island of Vis (Issa) they founded Trogir (Tragurion) and Epetion (Stobreč). They cultivated the land and grew vineyards and olive trees which even today prevail in the fields. Because of the invasion of Turcs, there were build strong fortresses to protect the population and the estates of Split and Trogir aristocrats. Around these fortresses, people started to build villages typical for mediterranean region –low houses with only one or two floors, balconies and taverns and narrow streets. Road between Split and Trogir was almost in the same place as it is today the Road of dr. Franjo Tuđman. Meanwhile, 7 villages of Kastela were built: Kaštel Sućurac, Kaštel Gomilica, Kaštel Kambelovac, Kaštel Lukšić, Kaštel Stari, Kaštel Novi i Kaštel Štafilić.

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