Sea Vista Apartments are located in Kaštel Kambelovac, a 10-minute walk from the local beach and city center, only 16 km from the City of Split, and 6 km (by road) from the airport. You can access Kaštela by road, air, or sea. The municipality is located next to the Adriatic Highway (D8), which connects the southern part of Croatia with its north.
The easiest and fastest way to reach the coast is via A1 Highway, “Dalmatina“. When traveling from the north, take the A1 highway to the exit Prgomet (exit 24) at the roundabout; after a few minutes of drive, turn right and continue along 6901 and arrive in Kaštel Kambelovac.
About Kaštel Kambelovac
Kaštel Kambelovac; back in 1517, the Split noblemen, brothers Cambi, built a castle on a small islet to protect the inhabitants of villages Lašan and Kruševik. The castle was cylindrically shaped (only one in Kaštela) and suitable for defense. The citadel was surrounded by the sea but was later connected with the mainland by filling up and leveling. The following two castles were built by Grissogno and Lipeo families. In 1525 the peasants from village Kruševik built two castles, Velika I Mala Pišker, and this is a unique example of peasants building their fortresses.
About the area
The city of Kaštela is located between the ancient towns of Split (ancient Greek: Aspalathos/Spalatos) and Trogir (ancient Greek: Tragourion), close to Solin (ancient Greek: Σάλωνα), the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian.
The first school botanical garden in Croatia was founded in Kaštela; on 4 hectares of land and over 1400 different plants. The central part of the park in the arboretum is built in an English park landscape style.
Croatian Romeo and Juliette, Miljenko and Dobrila lived in Kaštela in the second half of the 17th century. This is a tale of forbidden love. Their tombstone is located in the St. John’s chapel, with the inscription: “Lovers, rest in peace.” The authentic castles of Dobrila (the Vitturi castle, 15th – 16th century) and Miljenko (the Rušinić castle, 15th century) are located in Kaštel Lukšić.
Other things to note
- Explore the Dalmatian wining and dining in the surrounding villages and towns. All the shops, restaurants and stores are located within walking distance.
- Nearby Kaštel Gomilica was used as one of the shooting locations in the HBO series Game of Thrones, where it was used as a backdrop for the Free City of Braavos.
- The Historic cities of Trogir (a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Split are easily reached by car or bus and Split also by train.
- Sea Vista Apartments are also close to Solin (ancient Greek: Σάλωνα), the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian. The name Croatia was officially mentioned for the very first time in Kaštela.