The best way to arrive in Trogir is definitely by boat. It’s a uniquely wonderful experience, sailing into town under perfect blue skies, surrounded by clear turquoise water and white boats bobbing in the gentle waves, sepia toned brick houses with shingled roofs in shades of rust popping up along the coastline. Trogir truly is a treasure.
Trogir is a small coastal town in Northern Croatia. The convenient location right next to the much larger Split makes it a popular destination for day trips, but it definitely deserves a much closer look. This medieval fortress town has a maze of narrow cobblestone streets leading to secluded little squares and quiet terraces with wonderful restaurants and cafés. The beautiful palm lined promenade is dotted with fabulous yachts and lively bars.
National Geographic recently named Trogir #1 on their Top 10 Island Cities list, and deservedly so. The incredibly atmospheric town, located on a small island connected by bridge to the mainland and the neighboring island of Ciovo, has several fantastic treasures awaiting visitors.
Views from Trogir’s Clock Tower
Hidden treasures in Trogir
The UNESCO World Heritage Site listed old town is an immaculately preserved medieval town. It’s easy to forget yourself on the narrow alleyways and get lost in a haze of history.
The town’s beautiful clock tower offers magnificent views over the entire town and the surrounding sea and mountains.
Trogir’s broad spectrum of restaurants offers true delights for those searching for authentic Croatian fare.
At the end of the lively promenade lies one of Trogir’s biggest treasures, Kamerlengo Fortress. This 15th Century castle refuses to be just another pile of rocks for tourists to take selfies on top of. Instead the fortress and its inner courtyard are put to use, housing events ranging from flea markets to electronic music festivals.