Excursions

Trogir is the best location to experience marvelous day trips – from a thrilling swim in a magical sea cave to discovering a national park whose gorgeous landscapes and thunderous waterfalls are so stunning, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site

PLITVICE LAKES – national park

If there is an equivalent to the Biblical Garden of Eden remaining on Earth, this might just be it. The National Park Plitvicka jezera (Plitvice Lakes) is one of the most beautiful natural values in Europe. In a valley between high forested mountains lie, one below another, sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green colour. Over the millenniums, the waters of Plitvice lakes have dissolved the limestone rock and carved out the valley in which they now lie. Through the sedimentation of calcium and magnesium carbonates and the work of special kinds of algae and moss, tufa or travertine has been deposited, and is still deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. Since the process is going on today, just as it always has, new travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels and cascades are being built and existing ones are changing. The tufa also coats the beds and banks of the lakes, giving the water a sparkling beauty. This is a continuous biodynamic process of tufa formation a uniquely interesting natural phenomenon which goes on in undistributed ecological conditions.Distance from Trogir: 275 km

Plitvice Lakes covers on area of 29482 hectares, of which 22000 hectares are forest, 217 hectares are lakes and streams and the rest are meadows and farm land. Tue to their unique evolution and beauty, in 1979 the Plitvice Lakes were entered in the UNESCO Register of World Natural Heritage. The exceptional beauty of the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls, rich plant and animal life, contrasting colours, forests and the pure mountain air, comfortable hotels and rustic restaurants attract nearly one milion of nature lovers every year. Visitors start their sightseeing tours at one of the entrances to the Park Plitvice. There they leave their cars, get all the necessary information and buy admission tickets.

Krka River National Park

River Krka is a phenomenon, while making its way to the Adriatic sea; it forms many lakes, falls and water currents. Originating from the base of the Dinara Mountains, by the town of Knin; because of the natural beauty and geological characteristics around the Krka Falls was declared a National park in 1985. The park encompass’ and area of 109 km2 and follows along the river Krka about 2 km down river from Knin to Skradin.

The most impressive, and visited waterfalls are Skradinski buk and Roški falls. Roški falls are very accessible and can be visited year round. 650m of river create 12 water falls, with a total height of 27m. On the left side of the river Krka there are mills (used for processing wheat and corn) some of which are still in use today. From Roški falls the river once again turns into an elongated lake named Visovac. There is a little islet in the middle of the lake and it is the name of this islet – Visovac; where the lake got its name from. On the islet there is a church and Franciscan monastery which add secrecy to the lake and islet. The first settlers on the island were Augustinians (nomads) in the 14th century and it was them who built the church and monastery. In the year 1440 Franciscans arrive from Bosnia, who were chased away by the Turkish invasion. They were able to stay there until today, bringing with them their valuable collection of books, art, and even 630 Turkish documents. Skradinski buk is considered one of the most beautiful cliff water falls in Europe. You can see them with a walk through a Forrest on a wooden path and bridges. The Krka National Park is rich with various species of fish, 10 of which are endemic. The great number of birds in National park Krka is also considered a haven and one of the most valuable areas in Europe.

Distance from Trogir: 30 km

Kornati National Park

In the central part of the Croatian part of the Adriatic, between the islands near Šibenik and Zadar, there is a separate and a special group of islands called Kornati. Due to extraordinary sights, interesting geomorphology, indented coastal line and rich biocenosis of the sea ecosystem, bigger part of the islands of Kornati became national park in 1980.

NP “Kornati” contains 220 km2 and 89 islands, islets and rocks with approximately 238 km of coastal line. Besides this relatively large number of islands, land part takes less than 1/4 of total surface, while the rest is sea This region is ideal for water sports. The marina on the island Piskera is located in a small inlet which is protected from the open sea by three smaller islands.Guests will find a restaurant which offers original seafood specialties and will feel right at home in Robinson tourism. The island Lavsa also offers shelter to anyone sailing by. The island Purara is an especially preserved area- an island in the heart of the national park known to be an ornithological and floristical reserve.”

Distance from Trogir: 60 km

Dubrovnik

Distance from Trogir: 250 km

Dubrovnik is a city with a unique political and cultural history and world famous monumental heritage and beauty (inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List). Dubrovnik is one of the most attractive and most popular cities on the Mediterranean.

Dubrovnik is a city with an exceptionally broad tourist supply. The words «Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro» – «Freedom is not to be sold, not for all the gold of the world» were inscribed long ago during the times of the Dubrovnik Republic … above the gates on Fort Lawrence, an impenetrable fortress. Throughout its turbulent history, many sovereign and maritime powers came into conflict in this region: Byzantine, Saracen, Croat, Norman, Venetian, small principalities and kingdoms, even the Hungarian-Croat state, followed by the Roman-German empire, and the Ottoman, Habsburg and Napoleon empires. On such a boundary line, the small city of Dubrovnik succeeded in achieving a completely independent form of self-government based on political ingenuity, so that the Dubrovnik Republic remained a neutral, independent state for centuries.

Split

Distance from Trogir: 25 km

Split is the economic and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia, with about 200,000 inhabitants.Split is also the jumping-off point for exploration of the coast and islands of the beautiful Croatian Adriatic. The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. The importance of Diocletian’s Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split.

Split’s growth became particularly rapid in the 7th century, when the inhabitants of the destroyed Greek and Roman metropolis Salonae (present-day Solin) took refuge within its walls. The lovely ruins of Solin outside the city can still be explored today. In the Middle Ages, Split was an autonomous commune. Many of Split’s historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, numerous museums, the National Theatre, and old churches and other archeological sites in the Split region make it an important cultural attraction

Solin

Distance from Trogir: 22 km

Ancient Salona, colonia Martia Iulia Salona, the capital of Roman province Dalmatia, founded along the river Jadro and protected sea bay at the footage of Kozjak. Before Italics and Romans local Delmats and Greek salesmen lived in this area. Walls with towers, gates, teathers, palace, the unique monuments of early Christian church, cemetery witness the charm of ancient metropolitan (Manastirine, Kapljuc, Marusinac). Croatians came to the ruins of Salona after the movement. Gospin otok and river Jadro bank will soon be the proud places with new churches and monuments.

 

national park

national parkNATIONAL PARK PAKLENICA – Distance from Trogir: 210 km
NATIONAL PARK MLJET – Distance from Trogir: 231 km
LAKE VRANA – Distance from Trogir: 82 km