Trogir – Picturesque medieval town on the Adriatic Sea

Trogir Kroatien

There is hardly a more beautiful town in Croatia than Trogir. Not only is it steeped in centuries of history, but it is also one of the best photo opportunities in the country. Its location on the Adriatic Bay is hard to beat. That’s why we want to introduce you to the city and give you the best tips and tricks for your next visit.

 

Although the city may not seem large at first glance, there is still plenty to see and do. Trogir is perfect for travelers on a smaller budget, and a wonderful alternative for those who want to visit the nearby city of Split. With the help of our blog, we hope you can put together an amazing itinerary for your visit to Trogir! We highly recommend spending a few days in Trogir and getting to know the town. There is so much to do and something for everyone.

The best attractions of the city

In the first part we would like to introduce you to the most beautiful sights. Trogir is located directly on the Adriatic Sea and is divided into two parts. One part is on the mainland and the other part is on the island of Ciovo in the south. Trogir is characterized by its long history, which can be seen in the cityscape. There are many incredible buildings that will amaze you! There is so much to discover here, especially for city travelers and history buffs.

Our TOP-3-sights in Trogir

    • Top 1 sight: Old Town of Trogir: The old town is part of the UNESCO cultural heritage. It is located on a small island between the mainland and the island of Ciovo, south of Trogir. You must stop here to see the historical buildings of the town. Narrow streets, a cozy park on the coast and even a soccer field can be found on the small island.
    • Top 2 sights: Kamerlengo Fortress: An old castle from the 15th century, when Trogir was under the rule of Venice. It is the highlight of the old town and should be on your list. The old walls come into their own in the evening and are even illuminated by spotlights. An absolutely unique photo opportunity!
    • Top 3 sights: Cathedral of St. Lawrence: This building is probably one of the most popular photo motifs in Trogir. It was built almost 700 years ago and can also be visited in the old town. A true architectural masterpiece – inside and out. In addition to this cathedral, there are many other churches in the old town that you should definitely visit. We recommend St. Dominic’s Church, St. Peter’s Church or St. Sebastian’s Church.

     

    In addition to these top attractions, there are many other places of interest to visit. In the old town alone, you will find monumental buildings that exude Mediterranean charm at every turn.

     

    • Cipiko Palace: This impressive palace in the north of the old town also dates from the Venetian period. Its façade is incomparable and a testimony to 15th century architecture.
    • Trogir City Museum: If you still haven’t had enough of Trogir’s history, then a visit to the City Museum is a must. It is located right at the northern entrance to the old town and displays many unique exhibits from Trogir’s long history. Even with the language barrier, you should be able to find your way around; the impressive number of exhibits alone will amaze you.
    • Beach promenade: If you would like to relax a bit and enjoy the Mediterranean charm of the city, you can take a walk along the beach promenade covered with greenery.
    • Island of Ciovo: If you’re looking for adventure, you should definitely explore the island of Ciovo. It is ideal for hiking and biking.
Trogir Kroatien UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Panoramablick

Our insider tips for Trogir

Of course, we’ll also give you a few hidden gems along the way. These are a little off the beaten path, but should undoubtedly be on your list when visiting Trogir! Don’t miss out on these truly unique attractions.

 

  • Weekly market: If you want to learn more about life in Trogir, and especially if you want to taste some fresh food, then you should absolutely visit the market in the old town.
  • Baradići viewpoint: This viewpoint towers high above Trogir and is dotted with ancient ruins. A hike up the mountain is always worthwhile for breathtaking photo opportunities.
  • Boat tour: From the sea you have a breathtaking view of Trogir, one of the best photo motifs for social media! A boat tour or a trip on a rented yacht is absolutely worth the money.
  • Church “Crkva Gospe od Prizidnice”: Tucked away on the south-east-side of Ciovo is a church built along the rock face. You shouldn’t miss such a view!
  • Camping: Both along the coast of Trogir and on Ciovo, there are many secluded campsites where you can relax in peace. Many of them are also right next to the beach – the perfect combination!
  • Enjoy the culinary delights: Trogir is famous for its fish and seafood. Be sure to stop at one of the many small restaurants and enjoy both the cozy atmosphere and the delicious food. You must also try the “Trogir Rafioli”!
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The most beautiful beaches on the coast

For those who wish to relax and unwind during their visit to Trogir, there is of course a wide selection of idyllic beaches all around. We would like to introduce them to you. Some beaches also offer the opportunity for water sports, including diving, snorkeling, water skiing and windsurfing.

To the west of the city are three beaches that are popular tourist destinations and offer wonderful views of the Adriatic Sea and the Bay of Trogir.

  • Medena beach offers an oasis of well-being near the small town of Seget Donir and is a hotspot for wedding tourists.
  • “Seget Vranjica” beach is probably the most popular beach near Trogir. There are great facilities and a café.
  • Plaža Vranjica beach is much quieter and faces the mainland, but also offers some variety.

On the other side of the city is the Pantan beach area, surrounded by a small nature reserve. Here you can also relax in peace. There are also plenty of trees to provide shade, especially on hot summer days.

Trogir Hidden beaches you must visit!

Of course, we also have an exciting insider tip for you. If the beaches on the mainland are too much for you, you should try the island of Ciovo as an alternative. There are countless small and large beaches along the coast where you can relax in peace.

  • “Okrug Gornji” beach: A beautiful beach that stretches two kilometers along the west coast of Ciovo.
  • Kava beach: A pebble beach with crystal clear water on the outer tip of Ciovo. Invites you to relax!
  • “Labadusa” beach: A beach on the south side of the island, far away from the hustle and bustle and characterized by many beautiful rock formations.
  • “Karyna” beach: Far away, on the east side of the island, is this picturesque pebble beach. Perfect not only for swimming, but also for camping.

ASights and attractions close to Trogir

There is also plenty to see and do around Trogir. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best sights and attractions in the area that are perfect for a day trip. They are all less than an hour’s drive from Trogir.

 

  • Klis Fortress: An ancient castle ruin is located north of the city of Split. All Game of Thrones fans should stop by here as it was used as a filming location for the show! It’s only a 30-minute drive from Trogir.
  • Krka National Park: One of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks is only a 50-minute drive away. Marvel at the breathtaking waterfalls and let yourself be carried away by nature!
  • Split: If you’re looking for a big city adventure in addition to the idyll of Trogir, head to Split. It is a beautiful city full of history and shopping.

That’s what we think about Trogir!

There is hardly a better town to experience life in Croatia up close. With only about 13,000 inhabitants, Trogir is not overcrowded and a perfect insider tip for any tourist visiting the Dalmatian region! The many historical buildings, paired with the proximity of the sea and a gentle breeze – there is no better combination. In addition, there are countless activities, both in town and in the surrounding area, where everyone can find something for themselves. Trogir is a clear recommendation from us!

And what do you think about Trogir?

But now we would like to ask you for your opinion. Have you ever been to Trogir? And if so, how did you like it? Feel free to share your opinion with us in the comments section below or on our Facebook page. We are looking forward to your feedback!