What to do in Trogir, Croatia?
Trogir (Latin name: Tragurium) is a historic town and harbor on the coast of the Adriatic sea.
The historic town of Trogir is situated on the small island, between the mainland and the island of Ciovo. The historic center of Trogir has been protected by the UNESCO since 1997.
Trogir was founded in the 3rd century BC as the Greek colony. Over the years, Trogir has been influenced by many empires, Roman empire, Venice empire, Byzantine empire, etc..
It is an interesting small and quiet town, perfect place to spend your vacation in Croatia.
We bring you the top 5 things to do in Trogir.
1. Explore Trogir old town
Trogir old town has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition, which was the result of the influence from the Romans, Venetians and the ancient Greeks.
There are countless churches, towers and palaces in the historic part of Trogir. Narrow streets, called “kale” are surrounded by the city walls. Karmelengo castle and St. Marco’s tower, the preserved city defenses from the medieval era are an amazing sight.
We give you the list of the top things to see in Trogir.
- Churches, numerous old buildings and the old city core
- The city gates and the city walls (15th century)
- Karmelengo fortress on the south-west side of the town, followed by the St. Marco tower (15th century)
- St. John’s Cathedral (13th century) with the Portal of Master Radovan, the unique work of this Dalmatian artist
- Cipiko palace from the 15th century
- The city loggia from the 15th century
2. Do a boat trip
Trogir town is a beautiful historic town, situated on the coast of the Adriatic sea, close to Split airport. The old part of Trogir town is placed on a small island, right between the coast and another island called Ciovo. It comes as no wonder that almost every family in Trogir town has a boat. It is only natural with such a great fishing tradition and a beautiful archipelago.
Therefor, the perks of renting a boat or doing a boat tour from Trogir are obvious.
It is possible to book the most popular boat tour in Dalmatia from Trogir. Vis and the Blue cave boat tour, also known as the 5 islands tour.
However, we recommend doing a Brac and Solta boat tour for people who want to spend the day relaxing on the boat, swimming and sunbathing. Or Hvar, Brac and Solta boat tour for those who like to combine swimming and sunbathing with the memorable sights of Hvar town.
3. Spend a day in Split
Split is the second largest city in Croatia. Split is only 30 minutes away from Trogir town. The historic town of Split also offers plenty in the sightseeing department. Split was also founded as the Greek colony and the infrastructure has been influenced by the Romans, Greeks and Venetians.
We recommend taking a day for sightseeing in Split and visiting the Deocletian’s palace.
In the evening you can take a walk down the promenades. Also, you can enjoy the domestic food in one of the amazing restaurants.
We recommend visiting the “Konoba MaToni” (No, this is not a paid advertisement, this is actually our favorite restaurant in Split. The food is simply delicious.).
4. Krka waterfalls
Krka waterfalls is one of the Croatia’s national parks, named after the river Krka. It is only 1 hour away from Trogir. Krka waterfalls is located near Sibenik town.
It is an interesting tourist attraction, not far away from Trogir town and it is a perfect place to spend the day with your family.
There are restaurants in the park, footpaths, sightseeing tours, boat tours and a museum.
And Sibenik town is only few kilometers away, another great place to visit.
5. Swimming in the Duga bay
In case you are tired from your travels, make sure to take the day of, rent a scooter and head to the Duga bay on the south side of the island of Ciovo.
The water is crystal pure. All you need to do is find your shade under the pine trees or under the umbrella of the “Laganini” langue bar.
In the evening, visit one of the restaurants in the old Part of town. We recommend “Konoba Trs” for the great food in Trogir.