Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, with a population of approximately 13,000. Today it is part of the greater Split metropolitan area or conurbation which numbers over 400,000 inhabitants.
Trogir is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. It is a fascinating place to just wander and also contains a range of accommodation. At present the town is undergoing considerably redevelopment, but it far from fully developed and you will still find run down or even abandoned houses. It is definitely worth the day trip from Split.
Split Airport is just 5 km east from the town. There are a few options to reach Trogir from the airport or vise versa:
- Bus #37 (Trogir-Split) (departs from the east side of the bus station). A journey takes about 10 min. Buses are scheduled every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening and on Sundays. 13 Kn.
- Taxi (in Trogir the closest 2 taxi rank is located across the road at the west side of the bus station). about 100 kn, but it's worth checking with the driver beforehand.
- Friendly local. If going to the airport from Trogir bus station then some local might offer you a lift for even a half of the official price, but of course this option would be not quite official. About 50 Kn.
- 3 Autobusni kolodvor Trogir (Bus station). The station is a hub for local, regional and intercity buses. Regional bus #37 connects Trogir with the city of Split and the airport and Kaštela – a chain of settlements along the Kaštelanski Bay.
Trogir is in about 25 km (30 minutes by car) from the centre of Split.
The old part of Trogir occupies an island which you can walk around in about 20 minutes.
For those who are eager to venture somewhere out of the town there are a number car rental options.
Trogir is a jewel of a town encased in 15th-century walls. Tiny medieval streets wind through the enchanting town revealing hidden restaurants and eye-catching galleries. A wide seaside promenade snakes around the town, culminating in a charming port full of sailboats waiting to take you to the islands of Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli with their pristine sand beaches and secluded coves. Stretching out from the main land of Trogir to either side is an infinite number of beautiful beaches as well. A pleasing blend of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Trogir is a delightful little town that is conveniently located to explore Central Dalmatia.
- 1 Crkva sv. Lovre (St. Lawrence Church). Famous for it's spectacular carved portal it is a former cathedral of Trogir. It is also known as St. John's Cathedral (Sveti Ivan) after bishop John, who died in 1111.
- 2 Knezev dvor. a 15th-century town hall
- 3 Kaštel Kamerlengo (Kamerlengo Castle) (at the waterfront). This tiny 14th century fortress was build to control access to the harbor and the bay of Kastela. . You walk on top of the walls and go to the top of the big tower and enjoy the view over the town 15 Kn.
Explore stunning beaches, spectacular islands with lavender-covered hills, small medieval and renaissance towns and Roman ruins characterize the intriguing strip of land that comprises Central Dalmatia. Warm Dalmatian hospitality and cheer is sure to capture your soul as you explore the quaint towns and old fishing ports.
In Poljica you can take peaceful evening walks free of modern day noise. In the village you can find a restaurant, shop and cafe bar. Peaceful place for leisure time on the reach of attractive destinations (Trogir, Split, Šibenik, etc.).
- Mirkec Pizzaria, Budislaviceva 15 (At the harbour). Good food at reasonable prices 60 kuna.
- The End, Matije Gupca 10 (in the middle of the old part), ☎ . Charming restaurant occupying the end of a very narrow street in the old part. Croation/Italian food, mostly seafood HRK 80.
- Apartments Hrabar, Put dragulina 19d (150 meters west from the small bridge, turn right (north) and drive for another 400m.), ☎ . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Well presented first floor 1 or 2 bedroom spacious and modern apartments 500m away from the centre. The air conditioned apartments are fully equipped and comfortably furnished, with internet connection, satellite tv and a large South facing balcony. Access to a shared garden complete with furniture and barbecue, and private parking. From €50.
- Apartment Hrabar Longo, Gospe kraj mora, ☎ . Check-in: 14.00, check-out: 10.00. 65 + 20 m2. It is for 4-6 persons. €45-112/night.
In the old part
- [dead link]Palace Derossi, Hrvatskih Mučenika 1 (close to bus station), ☎ . From HRK 600.
- Roso, Ribarska 21 (close to the waterfront), ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Nice and clean in good location. Ensuite bathrooms and air conditioned. HRK 250.
- [dead link]Hostel Trogir, Trg Sv. Jakova 7 (Across the bridge to the Island of Ciovo.), ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. From €14.
- Split – Just a short drive away, visitors may explore this intriguing city with its busy commercial port, residential houses, shops and restaurants all rising from the incredible ruins of Diocletian’s Palace.
- Solin – with its Roman ruins are also just a short drive away from Trogir and make an extraordinary day trip.
- Island Hvar and Pakleni Islands
- Vis and Bisevo Islands
- Green and Blue Caves
- Stiniva Bay