Holiday in Trogir
Trogir is a well preserved medieval town on the Croatian Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1997 because of its rich history. The city where founded by the Greeks in the third century. Largely due to its central location the city have experienced a lively development since then. Today the town is a very popular destination for holidaymakers and tourism is the main industry of the city’s economy. Trogir comprises magnificent medieval buildings and narrow streets with many nice shops and restaurants. From Trogir and the mainland there is a bridge over to the neighboring island Ciovo where you can enjoy warm and sunny days and swim in crystal clear sea from one of the islands many long beaches. The bridge connection from Ciovo and Trogir to the mainland also provides easy access to and from the airport and many other attractive destinations on the Dalmatian coast. With a average temperature of 19.4 degrees (approximately 11 degrees in January and 29 degrees in August) and its central location makes Trogir a perfect place to rent holiday homes throughout the year.
Sights near your holiday home in Trogir
The city’s architecture consists of many magnificent monuments from the middle ages. In 1123 the city was totally destroyed when the inhabitants where displaced by the Saracens, but it was rebuilt shortly thereafter. The city was then controlled by the Venetians from1420 till 1797 and after that subject to Napoleon and Austrian rule. One of the most important monuments in Croatia; the Cathedral of St. Lawrence is located in the middle of Trogir center. It was built in the 13th century, but findings of a shrine dedicated to the goddess Hera, implies that the place was a sanctuary already in the Greek and Roman period. Right above the cathedral you find the City Hall, built in the 1400s, with a Gothic courtyard decorated with coats of arms and an impressive staircase. Around the 15th century, it was built a fortress and a city wall around Trogir. During the Napoleonic occupation the fortress called Fort Kamerlengo had built a gazebo where the emperor, according to history, used to sit playing cards while he gazed at the waves. To get a breathtaking view of the city you can enter the top of the bell tower at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, named after the Archangel Michael. The magnificent view from the top makes the trip worthwhile! You will find no shortage of wonderful old architecture to admire during your holiday in Trogir. Take a walk through the narrow medieval streets and get the feeling of walking in the footsteps of history.
Leisure activities near your vacation home in Trogir
Sun and beach life is one of the main reasons why sun hungry Europeans rent homes in Trogir. There are no beaches in the city center, but they are not far away. The beaches of Trogir are a little quieter than those you find on the neighboring island Ciovo. Wherever you go, you will find a wide selection of beach bars and water sports, including windsurfing and kayaking. The area is also ideal for diving. Approximately an hour’s drive from Trogir you can visit Krka National Park, named after the river Krka and famous for its many lakes, falls and rapids. In addition to the stunning scenery, you will also find a lot of history here. Take a guided tour around the old mills and buildings. The area is also well adapted for disabled persons. With its status as a port with central location in the Adriatic, Trogir is also well adapted for boating. You can for example rent your own boat or join one of the many organized tours that are arranged. For those who like a little action, you can try a trip with ATV or motorcycle around the terrain of the island.
Food & drinks on vacation in Trogir
The traditional cuisine in Trogir is mainly based on fresh fish. In the narrow streets you will find numerous excellent fish restaurants, and along the waterfront promenade there are bars and cafes with outdoor seating. The traditional way to prepare fish has been developed through generations. How perfect the fish is grilled partly depends on the kind of coal briquettes used, and not at least the quality of the ingredients. Most of Dalmatian cuisine are made with low fat and quality oil and is easy to digest, so there is no reason to be modest. Other essential ingredients includes ham, goat cheese, lamb and cattle – something for everyone’s taste. Try marinated beef (pasticada) with noodles (Njoki), or desserts like Egg custard (rozata) or rafioli cake. The Trogir area is also known for excellent wines, produced privately or at larger wineries in the region.
How to get to Trogir?
The nearest airport is Split, just 5 km from Trogir’s old town. Today most major European airlines have direct flights to Split from different places in Europe. From Split airport there is bus connections to the center of Trogir. Taxis are also available. If you prefer to rent a car to get to your holiday home in Trogir on you own, you will find several car rental companies to choose from at the airport. If you wish to go for a sea voyage there’s several boats and ferries sailing from this area to other ports and destinations, such as Venice, Ancona, Pescara and Bari.