Kastela is a series of 7 towns located in the central part of the Dalmatian region in Croatia. It is a large, land-locked bay located to the northwest of Split, to the west of Solin and to the East of Trogir.
Kastela is a major renowned charter destination in Croatia and Kastela is the name given to the 7 little ports that are located around the coastal fortified castles that extends from Split and Trogir.
Starting in the West from Trogir, you will find there Kastel Stafilic, Kastel Novi, Kastel Stari, Kastel Luksic, Kastel Kambelovac, Kastel Gomilica and finally Kastel Sucurac.
Along your sailing route in the area, you will find small harbors and anchorages as well as 3 gold marinas around the bay.
The first marina is the Spinut Yacht harbors which lie on the opposite side of the spit of Split on the southeast coast of the bay. You will also find 2 marinas adjacent: The PSD Spinut Yacht Marina (the largest marina) and the RPSD Marina which lies on the eastern basin.
Further to the North across the bay, there is also the well-known Marina Kastela which lies on Kastel Gomilica having a maximum capacity up 420 yachts measuring up to 100 m.
All the marinas are largely protected by the island of Clovo. The Marina Kastela is also within distance to Marina Trogir and ACI Marina Split and the 3 marinas share the same sailing area.
While chartering your yacht, you can also explore the closest islands like Solta and Brac with their small villages and quiet coves.
Sailing further offshore, you will come across Hvar, well-known for its old settlements, the island of Vis, its town and the village of Komiza, the islands of Lastovo and Korcula and also Mljet National Park.
During your visit along the bay of Kastela, you will have the opportunity to explore the 7 castles that line the coast; Kastel Gomilica, Kastel Kambelovac and Kastel Luksic.
Kastel Novi (New castle) hosts a castle built in the shape of a tower which was built in 1512. The Old castle of Kastel Stari was built by a humanist from Trogir and in the village nearby, you can still see remains of the old castle’s walls.
You can also sail towards Kastel Sucurac which hosts the oldest tower in the area and Kastel Stafilic where you will find a castle and a beautiful Renaissance Tower.