This Central Dalmatia town is a place where tourists come to find holiday accommodation as they visit the Kastela Riviera and the rest of the beautiful Dalmatian coast. It has been a place of peaceful respite since the days of the Romans and Croatian kings who came to enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape. Today visitors can still partake of Kastela’s delights, including a new marina where they can hire a vessel for a ride on the Adriatic Sea. HomeAway offers holidaymakers a variety of holiday rentals in Kastela including elegantly furnished apartments not far from the sea and lavish holiday homes with private swimming pools. Air-conditioning, ample parking and washing machines are provided in most of these holiday homes.
-Marina: Those who’ve always dreamed of sailing the open seas on a luxury yacht can do so while holidaying in Kastela. All they need to do is visit the newly built marina there and charter the vessel of their choice.
-Beaches: Since the days of the Roman empire people have always sought quiet repose on the peaceful shores of Kastela. Sunbathing on the fine sand while enjoying the sea breeze is just what the doctor ordered for stressful city life. Visitors could take a stroll along the beaches or gaze dreamily at the vessels bobbing in the harbour as they relax.
-Trogir: Tourists lodging in Kastela holiday apartments will not want to leave the Dalmatian coast without taking a tour of the nearby town of Trogir. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Apart from exploring the city’s tiny streets which are lined with brilliant eateries, and its ancient Roman ruins, visitors must spend time on its picturesque beaches.
-Split: Also not far from Kastela is the famous city of Split. This city is built around Diocletian’s Palace which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Visitors will have this and other medieval sites including St. Jude’s Cathedral which was built around 305 AD to explore. After this they can soak up some rays on the beach at Bacvice. There are numerous places to eat or buy ice-cream here.
-Sports: Not only can visitors swim off the coast of Kastela, they can easily find facilities for tennis and other sports such as the local favourite, picigin. From the Kastela Marina holidaymakers can be able to launch out for sailing trips or scuba diving expeditions.
Kastela experiences temperate Mediterranean climate which sees temperatures rise to averages of about 27°C in the height of summer. There is a bit of rainfall at this time though average precipitation remains below 80mm until September. As autumn replaces summer temperatures fall from an average of 17°C in October to just 4°C in December.
If you’re in Zagreb, Dubrovnik or any other part of Croatia you can find your way to Split by train or bus and then travel on to Kastela by taxi. Those coming in from outside the country should book a flight to Split Airport. Being second only to Pleso Airport in Zagreb, this facility handles scheduled commercial traffic from all over Europe as well as chartered summer flights. You can grab a shuttle from the airport into Split or get a public bus from just outside the airport. Taxis are also available.