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Capturing the Heart of Croatia – City of Trogir

Posted on August 30, 2010 | Fascinating Cities11 Comments


Just as the moon signifies enigma, beauty, charm, an unsung splendor; the very same can be rightly attributed to this very enchanting country of Croatia. Croatia forms the shape of a moon on the map, and maybe this is the sign of the mighty force to symbolize that grandeur and divinity of this sparkling country.

Abundant with great scenic attractions, ones trip to the land of Croatia can certainly not be qualified to stand complete sans an exploration spree to the beautifully historic and culturally vibrant city of Trogir. Trogir can be reached from the key commercial heart of Split which is further accessible to the spot where the city is located on an island. A lot of buses make trips up-and-down to this destination of Trogir, thereby, enabling a lot of thronging vacationers to reach this World Heritage Site proclaimed by the prestigious wing of UNESCO.

City of Trogir

The city of Trogir simply strikes the visitor in mystical awe at the very first sight of this archaic city, withstanding the test of time and offering a generous treat of the historic legacy from the yesteryears. Founded by the inhabitants of Greek origin dating as long ago as the period of the third century BC; the first notice of the city was taken during the journey of the Greeks who embarked from the island of Vis. Ever since then the city has undergone numerous times and witnesses a thousand tales. Owing to the location of Trogir as politically congenial, Trogir was intruded by the Roman rulers for its strategically geographic disposition, to then being under the clutches of the Venetian, further paving way for intrusions by the French armies and lastly the accidental embark of the Greek voyage on the lands of Trogir. A great historic tussle and game of political interests evolved the city into the many layers of enigma it wraps within its heart.

It comes as no doubt, that Trogir is a real surprise for the tourist who likes a bit of time-traveling, as the city of Trogir intrigues many visitors who relish the cultural legacy vivid in the relics of this archaic town. The best place to begin your exploration spree is best marked by the medieval town of Trogir, as it provided an excellent spectacle into the glorious past, especially centered around the Greek invasion, restoring the sights and structures vivid of that time, which is referred to as the period of the Hellenistic.

Although, apart from the Greek influences, the alterations brought about by the Venetians and the Romans has also contributed to a great impact, continuing to resound on the face of Trogir. The visitor coming in can spectacle an array of fort like structures, churches and cathedrals constructed in the Romanesque Gothic element apart from the more quaint archaic Greek art-plans.

Also, what can certainly not be missed while at the city of Trogir encompass the structures of the Fortress Kamerlengo, the pristine Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Duke’s Palace, the Palaces of Cipiko. Along with all these structures of marvel and wonder, there are about ten medieval churches located right in the heart of the town. These are the places, which visitors, travelers and alike explore on the island. Boasting a wide variety of provisions for the tourists, one can also choose to go about the place with the assistance of helpful guides and tour operators.

Cathedral of St. Lawrence

If you thought the place was only and only a place revered in the history of pages, then it marks a narrow view of the hearty offering of Trogir. Apart from all the culturally stimulating sights and scenes, it is the abundant bounty of nature that sets the place apart. Set on an island, the sandy shores are no less than a haven for the tired souls heading on a vacation. Just lay back and bask under the splendid sunshine. The easy and laid-back vibe of Croatia binds everyone for a relaxed time. If beaches were not all to make your vacation into a perfect one, the hills that surround the city are excellent spectacles into the mesmerizing panoramas of this ancient city. A high-point in your vacation, quite like in the literal sense, most visitors flock over here to catch holistic views of transition of dawn into dusk and dusk into dawn.

Trogir beach

After your visit to Trogir nears its completion, one can even explore the neighboring island of Vis and Split is what makes for an instant attraction. The other islands worth visiting included the Hvar and Krk, the Dalmatian Coast. Major cities of Dubrovnik and Zagreb can also be incorporated on the agenda.

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11 Comments »

  • Sam D'Costa says:

    We were at Trogir, which is essentially a small medieval town and also an island…

    You can spend a day getting lost on the narrow streets of Trogir..The biggest attraction is the seaside promenade where all the yachts harbor..

    There are many good restaurants and bars here..It is also a perfect spot sitting and watching people pass!

    In the city of Trogir, I really didn’t find beaches but there are small ferries leaving from the castle of Camerlengo- about every half an hour..It takes approximately 15 min and 12 kunas..

    Also we were staying in a private apartment…The city is fun!

  • Castor Sinatra says:

    We were walked through lovely narrow lanes by the local young man who owned Palace Derrosi in Trogir..

    The walking tour was the best tour we had of the town…
    The rooms were well-kept and large..We were very comfortable during our entire stay here..

    I loved the mornings in Trogir, the air smelt of sea!

    Thanks for the post!

  • Barry Moore says:

    Honestly enough I hadn’t heard of Trogir before, so I went there with zero expectations..
    But I think the city is beautiful really..It is a delightful medieval town which rivals the best that Italy can offer at half the price!

    It definitely reminded me of Simione, as it is surrounded by water, and Bergamo because of its proximity to the airport..

    It was my perfect well-deserved weekend break…!

    Thanks fro the post :-)

  • Carla says:

    I too had been to Trogir for a weekend getaway! It is a small port with a market where you’ll get lovely fruits, vegetables and the quality of alcohol is excellent..

    The streets in the old town are narrow..I had ice-cream in Port Caffe,looked at multi-million dollar yachts and soaked in the warm sun rays!

    Atmosphere around is extravagant and prices are high too but it is well-worth it!

    We checked out Trogir’s Central Supermarket, good variety of food better than average in Europe.

    This place is great fro a day’s stay or longer..!
    Thanks for posting about Croatia! :-)

  • Alan O'Reilly says:

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    Keep posting! COOL stuff! :-)

  • Charles Whitefield says:

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    GREAT stuff! Keep posting! :-)

  • Maggie Hudgens says:

    What a FABULOUS post! Thanks for posting! I love your blog!

  • Ester D'costa says:

    If you are heading towards Croatia, I recommend you must start off yuor trip from Trogir…Trogir is a port located centrally on the Dalmatian Coast and is undoubtedly at an advantage as it is very close to the airport..

    At Trogir, I would recommend that you stay at the Villa Jidro..
    Trogir is a Zigsaw of alleyways and narrow lanes that open into wonderful squares where people sit, have a drink and watch the world move on..!

    This city has everything you would want to see, beautiful churches, elegant castles and a waterfront as good as the Cannes!

  • Kurt Sang says:

    Thanks fro the interesting post..Definitely do keep posting more! I’m hooked!

  • Patton Wilkerson says:

    Thanks fro the post! I got all the information that I needed about Trogir, firsthand , though I’ve never been there..Thank you so much for that help!

  • Steve Radcliff says:

    Trogir is a nice and warm place with an excellent feel about it! Thanks for posting about Trogir! I’ll keep your site in mind..Have bookmarked it already!

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