Trogir is a town-museum in the very meaning of the word. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and nice alleys are given the opportunity in Trogir to learn about the manifold and complex heritage – from the Romanesque yard to the modern interiors. The unique historical core, Radovan’s portal, the art collections which have been arousing excitement among visitors and travellers for centuries offer a tourist beauty, personified in the relief of Kairos as an appropriate souvenir. The wider surroundings of Trogir (Trogir – Seget – Ciovo Riviera) is characterized by lavish green vegetation, numerous islands and islets, rocky and pebble beaches. Trogir offer high quality accommodation, delicious domestic food, fish dishes etc. The sports and recreation offer includes many opportunities – tennis, boccia, bowling, jogging, surfing school, diving. Entertainment includes lively fishermen’s nights and folklore show but also classical music concerts in special scenic sets of the town.
How to arrive?
You can arrive in Trogir by road, air and sea. The city is situated just next to the Adriatic highway which connects the south of Croatia with the Europe. If you arrive from the north, the main road D1 that goes from Zagreb, over Karlovac, Gračac and Knin, will get you to Trogir. If you arrive from Italy, you should take the Adriatic highway over Rijeka, Senj, Zadar and Šibenik.
The international airport “Split” is only 3 km far from Trogir.
Near Trogir (approximately 30 km far) there is also a bigger transit centre Split. Split is a town which has extraordinary good bus-connections with every country in Europe, a railway station and a port in which both merchant and passenger ships put to shore. If you arrive to Split by sea, you can do it by regular lines, alongside the Adriatic shore (Rijeka, Zadar, and Dubrovnik) or by international lines (Ancona, Persara, Bari, Venice). Every 30 minutes there is a regular bus line from Split to Trogir of a local bus company.
Historical, cultural and nature heritage
Trogir is also called the “city-museum” because each rock and building has its own importance for a specific period of history. In the 1997, Trogir’s old city centre was put into the UNESCO’s list of the world’s monumental heritage. From rich cultural offer, we single out:
Greek relief of Kairos (the god of a happy moment) – dating from the 3rd century B.C. (this is one of two exemplars in the world). It is kept in a Benedictine monastery with the church oh St. Nicholas which is open for visitors every day.
Radovan’s portal – the most valuable monument of Dalmatian stone-worker’s trade which was chiselled out for a cathedral of St. Lawrence by the master stone-mason Radovan.
The cathedral of St. Lawrence – it is open from 09:00 till 12:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00
Duke’s court – built in the 12th century The city box – it was used as a court, shelter and meeting place. From its stairs, the most important news were being announced on the Croatian language to the citizens. It was built in the time of the renaissance. The Čipiko palace – its oldest walls date from the Middle Ages and the greatest share of the complex date from the 13th century.
The Kamerlengo tower – a fortress built in the 13th-15th century during the Venetian rule.
Beaches in Trogir area
Beaches there are gravel, sandy, rocky and, in order to make the approach to them easier, partly concrete. The most popular ones are:
The Pantan beach – 500 km long gravel and sandy beach with pine wood on its east side. It is 1,5 km far from the centre of Trogir. There is a beach bar “Mosquito” on the beach, situated direct beside the sea, with cold drinks, ice-cream and light food. The whole area is protected natural wildlife refuge with a beautiful water-mill Pantan on the north side of the beach.
The Okrug beach (in Okrug) – the most popular beach on Trogir’s Riviera, 5 km far from the centre of Trogir. This two km long gravel beach is also called “Trogir’s Copacabana”. Many beach bars and few restaurants keep this place alive during the night.
The Kava beach (in Slatine) – it is situated on the end of the east side of Čiovo, 12 km far from the centre of Trogir, and it is one of unspoiled natural beauties. In order to get there, you have to pass through a village Slatine and drive little more than 4 km to the east along mostly gravel and, on some places, very rough road.
The Medena beach (in Seget) – 3 km ling gravel beach, surrounded by pine wood, and with a variety of sport offer. It is 4 km far from the centre of Trogir.