inked to the mainland by a bridge, Trogir sits on a small island less than 30 minutes by car from Split and has a rich history that goes back more than 2,300 years. Its medieval Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s like an open-air museum, with a Venetian castle/fortress, majestic palaces like Cipiko, towers, monasteries, stone homes and defensive walls. The most well-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in Central Europe, a visit here is like taking a trip back in time. One of the highlights is the famous St. Lawrence Cathedral. Its construction began in 1213 and wasn’t finished until the 17th century. It illustrates all styles that succeeded one another in Dalmatia, with its standout feature a renowned Romanesque portal dating to 1240, the work of Master sculptor Radovan, one of Croatia’s greatest.
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The most desirable place to stay for many who visit Trogir is the Old Town. As such, it’s the priciest and the busiest, but you’ll be steps from everything, including the historical sites, restaurants, shops, museums, and more. There are hotel options that range from budget-friendly to luxurious, but if you’re looking for a more affordable area without the crowds, you might consider one of the villages nearby, like Arbanija on Ciovo Island or the waterfront village of Seget Donji.
Connected to the Croatian mainland and Ciovo Island by a bridge, Trogir is a unique medieval town that is definitely worth exploring. Boasting UNESCO World Heritage site status, the town is steeped in history and heritage. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, and admire the distinctive Romanesque and Renaissance architecture of the buildings in the town centre. To enjoy breathtaking views, clamber to the top of the tower of the magnificent 14th-century Fortress Kamerlengo.
Enjoy A City Day Trip
Due to Trogir’s accessible location, it’s easy to enjoy a spontaneous day trip to the coastal city of Split. Croatia’s second-largest city is home to one of the country’s most iconic attractions – Diocletian’s Palace. The UNESCO-listed maze-like complex features lavish Roman temples, Gothic palaces and Mediterranean-style stone houses. Wander through the courtyards and explore the shops, cafes and restaurants. Beyond the walls of the marble monument, you can venture to the picturesque Riva promenade.
Visit Magnificent Klis Fortress
Travel back through the centuries as you explore the Fortress of Klis. Built in 3rd century BC, Klis was once home to Croatian royalty. The imposing medieval fortress structure was built to keep invading armies out, and eventually became a historic landmark that was primarily popular with the native people. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll probably recognise Klis fortress as one of the filming locations featured on the hit fantasy TV show.
When to visit Trogir
The tourist season in Trogir runs from May through September, but if you want to avoid the crowds and pleasant weather, you’ll want to consider the shoulder seasons of May/June or September and even into the first half of October. Temperatures average between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius during this time with the most comfortable swimming in June or early fall with the water warmed from summer’s heat. As July and August are the busiest months, if you plan a visit during this period you’ll need to book accommodation well in advance.
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How many days do you need in Trogir?
A minimum of three days is needed to truly explore Trogir. You’ll need a full day to explore the Old Town and its many centuries-old landmarks. It’s jam-packed with Venetian architecture, including the historic loggia, palaces, churches, and fortress. With many restaurants here you’ll be able to sample a wide range of Dalmatian fare as well. Another day can be spent relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches and your third might include a visit to a nearby island like Brac or Hvar. Or take a boat trip to the famous Blue Cave.
What is the best time to visit Trogir to avoid the crowds?
The shoulder season months, May, June, September, and October are an ideal time for sightseeing in Trogir without the year’s biggest crowds. Temperatures are likely to be quite pleasant, ranging from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius, so you’ll also avoid summer’s searing heat. Those who are here during the peak tourist season, July and August, should visit Trogir early in the morning or later in the afternoon through the early evening hours, around 4 p.m. on.
What are the essential sites to see in Trogir?
There are many sites in Old Town Trogir that are essential to see during your visit, including the Cathedral of St. Lawrence with its mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles that reflect its long construction between the 13th and 17th centuries. Its bell tower can be climbed for a panoramic view of the city. Other highlights include 15th-century Cipiko Palace, the Town Gate, Small Loggia, Town Hall, and Central Square, the perfect place to end your sightseeing with a coffee, gelato, or glass of wine, perhaps while enjoying the Croatian folk music singers who often perform here.
Is Trogir worth visiting?
Trogir is a town that’s magnificent from all angles, with fascinating historic sites and impressive architecture that make it a must-visit. “Game of Thrones” fans will find plenty to love as a number of scenes were filmed here. It’s no surprise that it was named the very best island city by National Geographic. When taking in the view from the medieval walls or the bell tower of St. Lawrence Cathedral, we’re sure you’ll agree.
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