Seget Riviera

Mediterranean charm at your fingertips

Like a boat in the bottle, Seget locked a true Mediterranean spirit inside its rectangular stone heart ready to reveal it to the visitors. Come and discover its tradition and its customs, peek into the fishermen's nets, feast yourself with healthy Dalmatian specialties, taste its gold olive oil, relax on the beautiful sandy beaches while listening the sounds of crystal clear sea.

The heart of the county Seget, rocky only on the outside, is a small fishermen village. It is an old core founded in 1564, when Augustin Membo, the executive magistrate of Trogir issued the permit to Jakov Rotondo, the nobleman and the town clerk and treasurer, to build a tower and a nearby fortified village. This citadel is a valuable monument of Dalmatian town planning as well as it has been the synonym for Seget till the XVII century when its old name Kaštel Rotondo completely disappeared. However, the spirit of its past and tradition that, according to archeological findings, goes back to ancient time is still present. The Diocletian’s palace was made of the remarkable Seget stone, particularly its Golden gate, as well as nearby town Trogir, city under the patronage of UNESCO.
Furthermore, every art movement that can be perceived in a rich cultural heritage of Trogir is also present in Seget and its Renaissance towers, Medieval and Baroque churches as well as picturesque triptychs whisper their own unique story...
Let us present them to you!

Cultural heritage of Seget – from picturesque small churches to Heracles’ altars

Art movements that embellish our jewel, UNESCO town Trogir, are visible also outside the town walls. Undoubtedly, close vicinity of Trogir is one of the greatest advantages of this tourist resort, still Seget has its own monuments that present particular art movements and are certainly subjects of many analyses and discussions among artists and those who understand and acknowledge the art. Enthusiasts of cultural heritage will appreciate stone witnesses of Seget’s past that date back to ancient times.

Inside the quarries of Seget, many altars devoted to Greek divine hero Heracles, were found. His cult was not known in these areas until Roman soldiers brought it. This is not astonishing because Heracles was known as both the protector of soldiers and stone-masons and symbol of divine strength. He was surely the motivation for quarrymen to work better. Many archeological findings near the altars, such as stone pots and Roman pottery fragments, revealed that the quarry had its stone masonry workshop.

Very interesting for art connoisseurs are so called ‘kamici’, medieval tombstones that are monuments of rural culture – especially those near the church of St. Vitus (Sv.Vid) in Seget Gornji. Several connoisseurs attempted to explain the puzzling symbol that looks like a tool or weapon, still the most precise theory states that it is a kind of plowing tool.
There are also many picturesque churches, such as St. Vitus church (Sv. Vid), St. Elijah (Sv. Ilija), St. Michael (Sv. Mihovil), St. Daniel's (Sv. Danijel) and the church of Saint Mary Major (Gospe od Sniga) dating back to old times and Baroque. Very interesting for the sightseeing is the baroque church Saint Mary of Rosary (Gospe od Ružarja) as it contains many interesting art items as well as painted gothic crucifix and wooden triptych made by Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin, although some details are not his characteristic motifs (for example: young, more vivid and plump face of Theotokos – Saint Mary that was earlier presented by Juraj as much older, gloomier, having motherly concerned face).

This church is situated between Seget and Trogir, while other previously mentioned churches are on the field of Seget. It represents a real patchwork of various remains of cultural heritage that will be an unforgettable experience for every history and art lover. There is also a Renaissance square tower of Statilić family built in 1516.

Although the monuments in Seget are not artistically recognized as are those in Trogir, they still deserve special attention. Their unique architectural style is interesting for both experts and curious visitors who will joyfully discover the unsuspected cultural wealth.

Clear beaches, high-quality accommodation and local specialties in a unique Dalmatian atmosphere

Picturesque Seget has even more to offer to its visitors. Long and clear sandy beaches are a trademark of Seget Riviera, a great lure for families with kids that accommodate in some highly organized accommodation facilities. The offer of hotels in Seget is on the highest level, along with its well-attended campsites and apartments as well as private accommodation.

Modern and fully-equipped hotels “Rotondo”, “Astoria”, “Jadran”, “Bavaria”, “Viktorija”, campsite “Vranjica Belvedere”, campsite “Seget”, and apartments “Medena” that are situated directly on the coast, guarantee a great holiday for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy. There are comfortable rooms with a sea view and many wellness facilities. However, there is something also for those who long for active holiday as these hotels offer many sport and recreational facilities. Crystal clear sea and more than 2700 sunny hours per year make a great invitation card for families with kids and water sport lovers.

Welcoming local inhabitants of Seget will meet the needs of even the most demanding gourmands either in nice furnished hotel restaurants or in numerous local traditional restaurants in the resort. Here you can enjoy in traditional specialties of Dalmatian cuisine: from the ‘queen of the meals’ – peka (baked dish with meat and vegetables made in a pot or a tray, the pot is put into the embers of a fireplace), to fish and vegetables with the healthy local olive oil and aromatic plants. The meal is complete by tasting one of high-quality local wines, and having delicious desert made my local housewives – fritule (Croatian pastry resembling to little doughnuts), kroštule (Croatian sweet knots) and rožata (Croatian custard pudding similar to crème brûlée).

Kaleidoscopic offer that conquers

Tourist offer of Seget is a conjunction of many different activities from which the tourist, depending on his wishes, can choose the best for himself. This county, which inhabitants formerly lived as farmers and fishermen, lives completely from and for tourism giving tourist generously its hospitality along with high-quality facilities. All aspects can be found here – cultural for those looking for cultural sights, relaxing for those who want to enjoy in the sun and the sea, gastronomic for those who are willing to taste delicious traditional local meals…combining all of this you will get a great vacation that Seget prepared for you. Its offer is miscellaneous as coloured bits of glass in kaleidoscope, and the guest himself can choose and create the picture on his own.

As a flashing ruby on the sun, Seget, having more than 2700 sunny days per year invites you to take a walk through its towers, to discover not only its cultural sights, but also its cuisine…

Visit and feel Seget means enjoy, but you need to discover that on your own. So, what is more to say than – welcome!


Seget Donji

Seget Donji is the largest place in the county of Seget. It is located 2 km far from the town of Trogir, which is on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. It has a long tourist tradition and due to its mild climate the inhabitants mainly deal with agriculture and fishing.

The village Seget Donji is founded in 1565 when the executive magistrate of Trogir issued the permit to Jakov Rotondo, to build a tower. Later, around this tower, the village was fortified surrounded by the walls and four towers in order to protect the village from Turkish invasion. In the castle were 3 lengthwise and 2 diagonal stone-paved streets. Inside the castle you can find the parish church of Saint Mary of Rosary built in XVIII century.

Seget Donji is a great destination for families. There are beautiful pebble beaches with restaurants and bars all the way along the coast, near the crystal clear sea. There is also a nice promenade till the tourist resort Medena where you can find various facilities for children as well as many water sport facilities, tennis courts, trim tracks and other sport playgrounds that are available for every visitor. At night, you can dance on hotel terraces and restaurants or visit one of night clubs on the beach.


Seget Vranjica

Seget Vranjica is situated on a small peninsula Vranjica, 5 km west of UNESCO city Trogir. It is 8 km far from the airport Split-Kaštela, and 30 km far from Split. Once a fishermen small town, today Seget Gornji is a peaceful tourist resort with a rich offer of quality accommodation. The well-known is the campsite and the apartments “Vranjica Belvedere”.

The peninsula is abounded with beautiful sandy and rocky beaches that have an incredible view on Adriatic island Šolta and Drvenik. Seget Vranjica is a destination for those who want a relaxed vacation, far from the hustle and the bustle of larger tourist resorts.

The surrounding area is full of Mediterranean vegetation, of secular vineyards and olive fields appropriate for relaxed walks or bike rides. Numerous islands and islets are ideal for a boat trip. Regular ferry line goes every half an hour from Seget Vranjica to the promenade of the town Trogir.

This small resort, in a Mediterranean atmosphere, has everything what one needs for a comfortable and relaxed vacation.


Other sites

Seget Gornji

Seget Gornji has a luxurious villa with the pool and wonderful exterior. Its capacity is for 22 people and it is called Hacienda Maksmilian.

Bristivica

The village Bristivica, under the name Bristica was firstly mentioned in XIII century. It was often a reason of struggle between inhabitants of Trogir and Šibenik. The village was completely abandoned during Turkish attacks, but it was again inhabited by people coming from the Bosnia and Herzegovina. Old parish church was built in XIV century, but later was ruined and again adapted. However, after the fire in 1901 a whole new church was built. The church is surrounded by cemetery where are some graves from ancient times.

Ljubitovica

Ljubitovica is a village 20 km far from the center of this county towards hinterland. In the parish Ljubitovica, dedicated to Saint Katharina, there are 650 inhabitants. The church has been recently adapted, and in the future the cemetery is going to be extended. The village was firstly mentioned in the documents in 1272. The inhabitants of Ljubitovica cultivate the best garlic in the whole region. They also organize the fair dedicated to this product. They founded the Association of garlic producers “Šarac”, and produce every year around 20 tons of it.

Prapatnica

Prapatnica is a village 15 km far from the center of the county towards hinterland. The village is known by its church of St. Thomas Apostle built in 1891 on the basis of the old one from which only apse remained. Big altar in the apse is made of marble and contains the picture of St. Mary’s Assumption (XIX century). In the aisle are two wooden altars. One altar is St. Mary of Health with the picture of local worker full of silver gifts. The second one is St. Thomas Apostle with the Priest’s picture, homework (XVIII century). In the niche is the statue of St. Roch and there is also statue of St. Anthony, and an old crucifix. The church was rebuilt in 1963, then again thoroughly in 1998. New altar with the picture of St. Mary’s Assumption was built in 2000. In front of the church a statue of Our Lady of Peace as a memorial of fallen Croatian defenders. North of the church mortuary was built. The statue of arch-bishop Aloysius Stepinac stands in front of the church of St. Thomas, on the crossroad towards Šibenik and Split, and towards the village Prgomet and the new highway.


Attractions

Churches

1. Inside the castle in Seget, you can find the parish church of St. Mary of Rosary that was built during the XVIII century. As the old campanile was ruined by thunderstruck, the new one is built in 1796. Dedication was done in 1800. The church has three baroque altars of stone and marble. The big altar is dedicated to the St. Mary of Rosary, and other two side altars to St. Cross and St. Mary of Carmel. There is also the painted crucifix from XIV century. On the triptych you can see St. Mary with the child. St. Bartholomew and St. Nicholas, it is assumed that is made by Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin. There is also organ from 1856 in the church.

2. The church of Vitus is situated above the big defile under the village Baradići. There you can find medieval tombstones. The church, made in Romanic style, is very old. The year of its building is unknown.

3. Between Seget and Trogir, in the field of Seget, you can find the church of St. Mary Major (Gospa od Zvirča, Gospa od Sniga) built in XIV century. In the church is the crypt of the canon Ivan Boić from 1768.

4. The medieval church of St. Elijah is situated on the hill Sutlija where once was Illyrian fortification. The exact year of the building is unknown. Till the XIX century, surrounding area has been used as a cemetery. Thunderstruck ruined the church several times, so adaptation was required.

5. In Vranjica the new church is built, the church of Croatian martyrs built in 2001.

Seget Majorettes

Seget Majorettes is a dance association founded in November 2002. Majorettes have been members of HRSAM since foundation and HTS since 2005.

Seget Majorettes association is founded in November, 2002 and it is lead by Anita Tomaš and by the coach Alena Rako. Thanks to the financial help of Municipality, local families and sponsors the association has been functioning for years. Majorettes have been members of HRSAM (Croatian federation of amateur majorette teams) since foundation, and HTS (Croatian twirling federation) since 2005. This harmonious dance lead by choreograph coach Alena Rako is a valuable contribution to all cultural events and manifestations. Also known as 'štapovrtilice' meaning 'girls who are twirling their sticks' are performing most frequently in Trogir, together with Local band Trogir. Training and working area is in Municipality of Seget and auxilliary hall in Trogir. For any questions, approvals or critics write on our mail: segetskemazoretkinje@net.hr.


Tourist info

Restaurants

Restaurant "Astoria"
Seget Vranjica
Tel: +385 (0)21 798 260, +385 (0)21 798 270
Mob: +385 (0)91 569 56 69
E-mail: apartmani.astoria@st.t-com.hr

Restaurant "Barba"
Hrvatskih žrtava 37
Seget Donji
Mob: +385 (0)21 884 880
E-mail: anita.karaman@yahoo.com

Restaurant "Frankie"
Riva bb
Seget Donji
Tel: +385 (0)21 880 562
Mob: +385 (0)98 313 444
E-mail: pcatlak@gmail.com

Restaurant - pizzeria Joke's
Seget Donji
Tel: +385 (0)21 800 232
E-mail: mitar.josko@gmail.com

Restaurant "Pećina"
Hrvatskih žrtava 360
Seget Donji
Mob: +385 (0)99 21 66 774
E-mail: restoran.pecina@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/restoranpecina.seget/about

Restaurant "Yachtclub"
Don Petra Špike 4
Seget Donji
Tel: +385 (0)21 798 180
E-mail: restaurant@yachtclubseget.com

The post office

Post office Seget
Trg Hrvatskog viteza Š.Š.F. 1
21218 Seget Donji

Cash machine (ATM)

PBZ bank ATM
Zagora promet d.d.
Hrvatskih žrtava 55
Seget Donji

Useful links

Jadrolinija - www.jadrolinija.hr

Split Airport - www.split-airport.hr

Bus station Trogir - www.promet-split.hr

Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board - www.dalmatia.hr

Croatian National Tourist Board - www.croatia.hr

Ministry of Tourism - www.mint.hr