Sitted on the Adriatic Coast in beautiful Croatia is the historic town and harbour, Trogir. What for many is a yet to be discovered jewel, is a town with a population of 13,000 people. Part of the wondrous allure of this historic town is perhaps…
Sitted on the Adriatic Coast in beautiful Croatia is the historic town and harbour, Trogir. What for many is a yet to be discovered jewel, is a town with a population of 13,000 people. Part of the wondrous allure of this historic town is perhaps due to the fact that it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, a feature that has it placed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Trogir packs as much excitement as it does scenery, been a fascinating destination for sightseeing, and being adorned with impressive accommodation facilities to make your visit an absolute delight.
This intricate combination of history and beauty is easily accessible to the outside world. Visitors have the option of entry via plane, courtesy of Split Airport which sits just five kilometres east of the town. A bus ride from the airport to Trogir will takes approximately ten minutes. Trogir is also easily accessible by car from the center of Split, and this usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the 25 kilometre drive.
When to go
The ideal time to visit Trogir is during the day. To enjoy the full complement of activities and scenery, it is worth setting up visit during the day, from the town of Split.
What to See
Trogir is a unique town that is enclosed in 15th century walls with tiny medieval streets winding through this gem of a town and showcasing hidden restaurants and captivating galleries. The town is also home to stunning beaches, scattered medieval and renaissance towns, lavender covered hills, and Roman ruins that immortalize the destination and constitute the Central Dalmatia.
Where to go
If the scenery does not capture your heart at first, the cheer and hospitality that is synonymous with the Dalmatian populace will definitely reignite that spark in your soul. Coupled with a series of old fishing ports and picturesque towns, there is certainly not a limit to the things you will see. The town packs a tantalising blend of renaissance architecture and Romanesque, particularly the 15th century town hall, the Venetian Cathedral of St. Lovro, and the Church of Saint John the Baptist. If this doesn’t float your boat, the Town of Split is just a short drive away and features attractive shops and restaurants, residential houses, and a commercial center that is worth a visit. Additionally, the Roman city of Solin is close by, and waiting for you to visit.
If you still have time on your hands, you may want to visit the nearby Vis and Bisevo Islands, Pakleni Islands, Stiniva bay, the Green and Blue caves, and the Hvar Islands.
What to Do
There are plenty of things to do at Trogir. There are numerous restaurants that you can visit, and numerous shops and cafes whose food you could sample. You can also grab some memoirs for the journey home from these shops. Trogir is also an ideal place for leisure, as well as for taking quiet evening walks away from all the noise that comes with the modern world. Exploring the beautiful beaches is definitely an option, as well as the numerous historical sites and hills. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a photograph of the lavender coloured hills is simply priceless.
There is no shortage of activities in Trogir, from the visits to the sandy beaches, the drive around and sight-seeing. There are also numerous places to go visit, comfortable, well furnished, and fully equipped apartments to sleep in, and no shortage of restaurants to wine and dine, at any time of the day.