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.
The striking Venetian tower was built at the very end of the 15th ct. by F. Marcello, the bishop of Trogir whose coat of arms has been preserved to this day in the stone-carving on the tower. The tower, visible from afar, is the symbol of the town, and also the heart around which the town developed, safely sheltered by the walls of the Citadel that surrounded the tower built on a sea cliff.
The Street of Kate Despotova in the center of town reminds us of the tragic battle with the Turkish invaders in 1657. Local women also took part in that battle. One of them, Kate Despotova, was captured and taken into slavery together with her fellow countrywomen. She became a symbol of the courage of Marina and its libertarian spirit.
Above the Marine is located Drid hill that dominates the entire area. It used to be the seat of Drid County, whose ruins can still be seen on the hill.
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.