During the sixteenth century, when the danger of Turkish raids had ceased, the inhabitants of Gola glava islet bridged the channel diving them from the mainland, and the proper history of Primošten (meaning literally the Bridged) was underway. The long dry spells of the local climate earned the place the name Suha punta (Dry point). However, the industry of the population sufficed to build vineyards in the stony ground. Their delicious fruits are still today made into the famed wine Babić. A holidaymaking tradition incepted more than half a century ago has turned Primošten into one of Croatia's foremost travel destinations. The town's landscaping and urban layout were recently given the Golden flower of Europe award.