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Sveti Petar

This small place was named after the church of St. Peter the apostle (Crkva Sv. Petra apostola) from the 18th century.

There is a humble stone house at the foot of the church, which, according to the legend, belongs to the ancestors of the internationally renowned writer, the founder of the naturalist movement, novelist Emil Zola (1840 - 1902). Sv. Petar will enchant you by its irresistible simplicity and peaceful surroundings. It will enchant you by the charm of a typical Dalmatian place.

HISTORY

Sv. Petar is a place named after the church of St. Peter the apostle (Crkva Sv. Petra apostola) from the 18th century. Sv. Petar (called Krmčina until 1994) has been known since the 16th century when the first inhabitants and houses were recorded, as well as the estates of the Civarelli family from Zadar. The wider area is rich in archaeological, cultural and historic monuments dating from the prehistoric time to the modern times. In the centre of the settlement the remains of the medieval husbandry buildings can be seen, which belonged to Rogovo abbey. In the prehistoric period, the greater area of the present Sv. Petar was temporarily or permanently inhabited as the people used glades, caves and foot of Tustica hill such as the cave Buta, at the foot of Tustica, and two citadels from the Iron Age – Pećinska gomila and Vukašinov krug. This was the route of the ancient Trayan's aqueduct “Biba – Jader”, still preserving some of its remains.