Top 7 Must Do In Trogir, Croatia

Visit Trogir, a charming medieval city located between the much bigger cities of Split and Zadar

If you find yourself planning a trip to Croatia next summer, don’t hesitate to visit Trogir. Trogir is a charming medieval city located between the much bigger cities of Split and Zadar. Furthermore Trogir is a perfect starting point for exploring all natural attractions and historical sights of Dalmatian coast. Trogir’s amazing history makes it a place that should definitely be on your bucket list.


Climb To The Top Of Kamerlengo Fortress

Kamerlengo fortress, a 15th-century fortress built by the Venetians, is located at the end of Trogir promenade. Kamerlengo fortress is worth visiting due to its magnificent architecture and marvelous view. Explore the inner hallways and climb the many stairs to the very top of the fortress. The inner courtyard of the fortress is used as the open stage for different concerts during the summer festival.

Make sure to visit the nearby Renaissance St. Mark’s Tower. The tower is built in circular shape and it was once used to protect the city and the channel. Along with its broad grounds and waterfront setting, it’s a delightful place to explore.


Visit The Local Farmers’ Market

Wandering through historical landmarks of Trogir’s city core is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and history. However, if you want to experience the local perspective, then visiting the local farmers market is the way to go. The farmers market is located outside the old town core. It’s a perfect place to try the local homegrown fruit, vegetables, locally produced olive oil, and various other local homemade delicacies. For those looking for souvenirs to take back home, there are also various souvenir stands with a wide offer of homemade products.


Relax On The Beach

Looking for a relaxing day on the beach? Okrug Gornji’s main beach, also known as Copacabana, is the perfect spot. Located on Čiovo island, just 3 km from Trogir, this beach offers easy access and many activities. Some bars even stay open all night for those seeking nightlife.

If you prefer less popular and crowded beaches, Čiovo island has secluded options. Pantan beach, located at the mouth of the Pantan river just outside the town, offers a pebble beach with a sandy bottom. Accessible by local bus or car.


Take A Boat Trip To Nearby Islands Or Visit Krka Waterfalls

Embark on the 3-island tour for a day trip to the nearest islands – Drvenik, Šolta, and Čiovo with a refreshing stop at the Blue Lagoon. Opt for the more extensive 5-island tour for a full day exploring the Dalmatian archipelago, including must-see destinations like the famous Blue Cave on Biševo island, Stiniva beach on Vis island, and the town of Hvar on Hvar island.

For those not inclined towards boat excursions, consider visiting Krka Waterfalls, a national park just an hour’s drive from Trogir. Enjoy stunning views of the park’s waterfalls and cascades, offering the opportunity for a nature walk.


Get Lost In The Narrow Cobblestone Streets

Founded by Greek colonists from the island of Vis in the 3rd century BC, the city maintains its strategic importance throughout history. Inhabited by Romans, Hungarians, and Venetians, it now stands as a city-museum.

Despite its small size, getting lost in these streets is unlikely, as most lead outside the old city core. Nevertheless, exploring them is worthwhile, as hidden within these walls are the best bistros, restaurants, cafes, and shops, offering a local perspective of the city.


Walk On The Promenade

The Trogir promenade, so-called “Riva” is maybe not as grandiose as some of its name counterparts in bigger cities such as Split, however, it is a perfect place for a nice stroll among the palm trees and gazing at the boats passing by. Stop by at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants at the promenade or book exciting day trips and tours of the nearby islands and national parks on one of the excursion stands at the end of the promenade. The promenade ends at the Kamerlengo fortress, strategically placed at the most western point of the old town.


Visit The Town Square

Most of the top attractions are located on the city square and the most notable one of them is undoubtedly Trogir Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This magnificent architectural wonder was built over 300 years ago. That is visible on different architectural styles which span throughout the building. It also features the famous 13th century Romanesque portal carved by Master Radovan. There is also the14th-century bell tower which the visitors can climb for a small fee.

Right across the cathedral, you will notice the next historical landmarks – Clock Tower and City Loggia. The porch or loggia was used as public property, as a hideaway and a courtroom and as temporal custody for petty criminals.

The town square is also the location of the Town Hall, which was once the Duke’s palace, the center of political power in Trogir and a place for different public discussions. Mostly built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it has kept the same purpose until today as an administrative centre. The inner courtyard of the palace hides one of the few remaining reliefs of a Venetial lion located on a well


Trogir, a medieval city, showcases various palaces of prominent families within its town core. Among these, Cipiko Palace stands out, comprising two joined palaces as the family’s wealth grew. Notable features include a carved Venetian Gothic window and a wooden rooster statue taken as a “souvenir” from a Turkish battleship after a decisive 15th-century victory against the Ottoman navy.

The town square hosts concerts and events during the summer, adding to its appeal.

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