Marina, Split-Dalmatia County

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Marina, Split-Dalmatia County is located in Croatia
Marina, Split-Dalmatia County
Location of Marina in Croatia
Castle and marina in Marina, Croatia

Marina is a municipality in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It has a population of 4,771 (2001 census), 97% of whom are Croats.

Marina is located on the Adriatic Highway (D8, E65). It is a tourist village with a sandy beach shaded by olive and pine trees. Tourist also enjoy the atmosphere of ancient Dalmatian wine cellars, fresh fish and quality local wines, a blend of the ancient and the modern. Yachting, diving and fishing are practiced. Small yachts may dock within the small harbour and larger ones at the end of the bay, southeast of the chapel and south of the Plokata hill.

The settlement was planned in the 16th century. In the period 1495-1500 the bishops of Trogir built a quadrangular tower on the islet in the bay. The tower has console battlements. The channel between the mainland and the tower was filled up and levelled at the beginning of the 20th century. The structure was repaired during the Cretan war in 1657 and 1717 and reconstructed in 1971 to 1972. The church of St John has Gothic and Renaissance elements. In a field close to the village there is a small Gothic church of St. Luke with the coat of arms of the Sobota family.

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Coordinates: 43°30′50.7″N 16°6′29.4″E / 43.514083°N 16.108167°E / 43.514083; 16.108167