Enjoying a day in Trogir Croatia

Enjoying a day in Trogir Croatia

Panorama of the city from the bell tower


Enjoying a day in Trogir Croatia

Just a short drive and pleasant drive from the large port city of Split, Croatia is the small island of Trogir which is practically situated next to the mainland. Originally A very colorful city with a historic past, Trogir is a Unesco World Heritage site and a very easy town to walk through and enjoy the many landmarks and attractions.

Founded originally as a Greek colony called Tragurion (island of goats) founded as a trading settlement in the 3rd century.  In succession, the island past through many rulers to include: the Romans, Saracens, Venetians, Hapsburgs and then Croatian rulers. The architecture of the town has many beautiful influences including: Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque influence of the Venetian time frame and Gothic periods blending into a very eclectic and colorful town filled with many architectural gems. The original street plan follows Hellenistic planning styles and then morphed into narrow and maze like alleys and streets during Medieval periods. It’s fascinating walking around and just getting lost, then finally walking out the city walls to the broad and sunny promenade facing the river and the Croatian mainland.


The main city gate of Trogir in Croatia

Trogir main gate

The main sites and landmarks worth visiting in Trogir include:

  • The historical city core and squares including a mixture of architectural styles and over 10 churches
  • The city walls (15th century) and the main city gate (17th century)
  • Kamerlengo Fortress  (15th century)
  • The Cathedral (13th century)
  • The Duke’s Palace (13th century)
  • The city loggia from 15th century
  • The big and small palaces Cipiko from the 15th century


 Here are some more photo highlights of the town:


Trogir city hall and central square

City center and city hall


The main square in the center of town houses the city hall, main cathedral and many other civic and historic architectural buildings from many periods. Have a seat in the main square and you will be serenaded with many different A capella men’s chorus groups entertaining the crowds for tips or sales of their chorus cds.


Trogir Marina and promenade

Trogir Marina and promenade with restaurants and landmarks


The popular spot is along the marina lined with many outdoor cafes serving the freshest seafood and Dalmatian specialties of the area. It’s also a perfect spot for people watching, visiting some of the historic landmarks or just enjoying the gorgeous views of the Dalmatian coastline.


Trogir marina

Trogir marina




Fortress Kamerlengo and marina

Fortress Kamerlengo and marina




Trogir marina and mainland

Trogir marina and mainland


Just outside of the island next to one of the main bridge crossings to Trogir is the daily farmers market. It’s worth a visit to try some local delicacies and other prepared foods or try some of the in season fruits from farms nearby.


Trogir farmers market

Trogir farmers market


If you do visit Trogir here are more details:

The main airport serving the Split area is about 4 miles from Trogir

There are regular bus routes servicing the Trogir, airport and Split corridor

Parking is easy with available paid parking lots on the mainland side, and you access the island through foot bridges.

The island is relatively small, even if you get lost, you will eventually find the marina or exit areas back to the entrance gates.

Save your appetite for a nice seafood meal along the waterfront or any of the unique restaurants in the heart of the inner city walls.

For more  posts on visiting the fascinating city of Split,  Croatia – check out my other stories below

Farmers market in Split’s old town

A free Split city tour of the Diocletian Palace

Local foods of the Dalmatian coastline

Early morning fish market in Split

Split’s most photo worthy spots to photograph


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15 Responses to Enjoying a day in Trogir Croatia

  1. Brianna April 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Yet another postcard perfect town beckoning me to visit Croatia. Is there anywhere in this country that isn’t impossibly scenic?

  2. Adrienne S. @ AdrienneAway April 23, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    Looks so pretty!

  3. Jeff @ Go Travelzing April 22, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Croatia is at the top of my list of places to go. This just makes me want to go more.

  4. Rachel April 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I have yet to travel to Europe, I love to see these beautiful pictures of a culture that’s so different from most of my travel experiences so far. Thanks!

  5. Charlie April 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    I love that photo over the city from the bell tower! Were there a lot of tourists up there?

  6. Elena April 21, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Beautiful. I cannot wait to go back to Croatia to explore beyond Dubrovnik. Especially love the promenade and farmer’s market photos.

  7. The Crowded Planet April 21, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Hey Noel! yet another post full of great images from you. I spent a rainy day in the mountains and coming back home and reading your post really cheered me up! Love the pic of the sailboat and the market. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day!

  8. Tim April 21, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    What a gorgeous island, Trogir. I remember many years ago spending a lot of time in Dubrovnik and being fascinated and in awe. Your post brings back some wonderful memories.

  9. Heather April 19, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    Yet another stunning Croatian town to add to my itinerary…

  10. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} April 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    It looks like one of those picture perfect postcard towns. I like the outdoor cafe seating, and I wish my market looked like that. I may be going back and rereading your Venice posts closer as my tween is proposing it as a summer destination.

  11. budget jan April 17, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Love the boat and marina shot. Croatia always looks picture perfect. I hope to get there soon. Is it all so perfect or does it have bad hair days too?

    • Noel April 17, 2014 at 11:34 am #

      Everything did seem to be too perfect, although I was there in the off season so it was really nice and not typically crazy with the hoards of .tourists visiting the area

  12. Corinne April 17, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    I loved Trogir…loved it. I didn’t find the best food there…

    • Noel April 17, 2014 at 6:08 am #

      I ended up snacking on local treats at the market but found a few spots on my list to try for another visit, thanks for connecting Corinne


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