The center of the Marina municipality, formerly Bosiljina, is located at the bottom of a deep bay, and is named after the St. Marina. The church dedicated to this highly revered saint, built in the 16th century on the foundations of an older sanctuary, has been transformed into an attractive gallery located in the center of the town.
The new parish church of Marina is dedicated to St. Jacob. It was built in the Renaissance style in the mid-16th-century, with a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross. It is surrounded by a cemetery and is located in the southern part of the Marina bay.
Local residents have been engaged in fishing and agriculture for a long time. On the surrounding hills grow the centuries-old olive trees; it is therefore not surprising that this region is widely known for its production of olive oil. Marina is dominated by the picturesque fortification, the former mansion of the bishops of Trogir.
This former village of fishermen and farmers, especially olive growers, has today been transformed into an attractive tourist destination that successfully uses and promotes all the advantages of its location and the value of its cultural and historical heritage.
In Split region, Explore Dalmatia organizes trips that allow you to immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Split. You can explore the ancient Roman ruins within Diocletian’s Palace, wander through the vibrant streets of the old town, and even take a boat trip to the nearby islands to experience their pristine beaches and captivating landscapes.
We handpicked 5 beach destinations in Split area. Check out the whole list by clicking the button under our Top 5, or click on the beach and get directions to each spot.