One of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, Trogir combines enchanting historical buildings, quaint galleries and lively markets. Get lost in its labyrinth of cobbled streets or lounge in a cafe on the promenade and admire the sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea.
Things to do in Trogir
The jewel of Trogir is the Cathedral of St Lawrence, where you can admire medieval craftsmanship and architecture. Opposite the cathedral is Čipiko Palace, home to the Venetian family who ruled Trogir in the 15th century. Kamerlengo Castle, once part of the city walls, is worth a visit for the panoramic view of the city and sweeping coastline from the ramparts.
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the rich collection of works in the Benedictine Monastery of St Nicholas, including a relief of the Greek god Kairos from the 3rd century BC. Trogir’s museum, housed in the Garagnin Palace, also has an extensive collection of art and artifacts, including displays of period costumes.
Trogir has several attractive beaches, but if you’re looking for pristine sand, catch a ferry out to the Drvenik Mali and Veli islands. These undeveloped gems are full of secluded bays and hidden coves, ideal for a peaceful swim in crystal-clear water.
In the evenings, Trogir’s water-front area comes alive with buzzing bars and clubs featuring live music. Try some local Dalmatian specialities at Don Dino in the center of town or relax in a hammock with a cocktail in hand at one of the seaside bars.
Getting around Trogir
Most visitors fly into Split Airport, only three kilometers away. From the airport, you can drive to Trogir in ten minutes or catch one of the regular buses. Cars are banned in the historical town centre, where you can explore the cobbled streets on foot.