Trogir

town museum

Trogir is predominantly a tourist destination, with a mild Mediterranean climate. The Trogir Riviera is rich with numerous bays, capes, coves, such as the Old Trogir Cove with its pebble, sand or rocky beaches, the Voluja Cove, the Vela Rina Cove on the Island of Mali Drvenik, the Krknjaši Cove on the Island of Veli Drvenik, the St. Fumija area – a little island southwest of Ciovo, the Saldun Cove, Racetinovac, Kancelirovac on the west part of the island of Ciovo, and the Pantana area with a well, creek and a beach east of Trogir.

This area is predominantly covered with Mediterranean vegetation, vineyards, fig-trees, carob-trees, olive-trees, larger patches of Alepian pine, aromatic herbs and immortelle, garden-sage, and is very suitable for trips, cruises and other types of fun at sea.

Another attractive tourist site is a hamlet called Baradici in the village of Seget Gornji, with its well-preserved authentic rural architecture and a gorgeous belvedere overseeing the Mid-Dalmatian islands. Trogir has a population of about 13000 inhabitants who work in shipbuilding, the tourism industry, agriculture and fish industry.
The historical core of Trogir is a unique monument of culture, and was therefore included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997. The urban and architectural plan of Trogir has kept its basic medieval structural elements of a fortified town, the typical composition of streets and squares, the representative sacral and secular public facilities and a condensed myriad of other buildings. Regardless of the architectural value of some of its specific facilities, Trogir is most of all, remarkably valuable as a whole, with its many messages – artistic, cultural-historical and represents one of the most important cultural assets in Croatia, as well as the whole world.

Trogir is one of the rare Dalmatian towns that managed to escape interruptions to its urban life continuity, unlike the adjacent town of Salona, which was run down during the Avarian and Slavic invasions at the beginning of the 7th century. Trogir extended its continuity within Dalmatia under the Byzantine rule. The town was then inhabited by Croats; Croatian dukes founded their estates in Bijaci and built the Church of St. Martha. On the antique landscape of the town, on the foundations of early-Christian churches, early-medieval churches were built, adorned with ancient Croatian wicker ornaments, as well as numerous early-medieval houses.

The Church of St. Barbara (formerly the Church of St. Martha) is the most fascinating early-medieval church dating from the 11th century. Remnants of St. Mary’s Church, a six-leaf church dating from that period, are preserved at the southeast rim of the square, the sacral art museum lobby.

From the 12th century, Trogir was gradually transformed into an autonomous commune, which recognized the rule of the distant Hungarian-Croatian kings. This was the period of great prosperity for the town, the period when the walls were built, as well as the Cathedral, the monasteries and numerous houses, all built in Romanesque style. The Cathedral, its portal created by Radovan the artisan, who was also its architect, stands out in particular. He also created the portal on the Church of John the Baptist, formerly a distinguished male Benedictine monastery.

Accommodation in Trogir

More than 50 years experience in tourism guarantees quality. Accommodation in Trogir including two, three and four star hotels and private accommodation.

The coast of the Trogir Riviera is separated with smaller bays, capes, and islands with lush Mediterranean vegetation, still preserved in its original form.

Feel free to explore our website, either to find some useful information or to find the most suitable accommodation unit for you.

HOW TO REACH TROGIR ?

Trogir is connected with major Europe cities through very well organized airline network.Airport Split is only 3km away. Distance: Split to Trogir is 30 km. literally, you are just few hours away of our beautiful town.Routes shown on the map are some of direct flights for Split, although, if you fly via Zagreb, you will find many other options to reach Split. Ask your Airline Company about details (most of the European airlines companies have daily connections with Split throughout summer period). If you are coming overseas, fly through Frankfurt or London Heathrow (frequent daily flights to Split from these airports!).

If you are coming by the road, you have three choices:
1. Highway Dalmatina A1 – Croatian Highway Dalmatina A1 (the ex-Prgomet Highway)

2. Coastal road – Jadranska Magistrala. Beginning at Croatia’s north-western border follow Jadranska Magistrala Road through the following towns before reaching Trogir:
Rijeka – Senj – Karlobag – Zadar – Sibenik – Primosten – Trogir.

3. Middle Croatian Highway D1 – Beginning at Croatia’s northern border follow the D1 Highway through to the capital city Zagreb and then through to the following towns before reaching Trogir:
Karlovac – Plitvice (National Park) – Korenica – Gracac – Knin – Drnis – Trogir.

For ferry transfers, contact your Maritime agency for timetables or visit official web site of Croatian ferry company : Jadrolinija,Blueline…

Weather in Trogir Croatia

Placed in the area of mild Mediterranean climate, Trogir with its 2700 sunny hours per year is a real treasure among other tourist destinations in Croatia. Average air temperature throughout the year is above 15°C, reaching more than 30°C in summer. Sea temperature is well above 25°C during summer period.

Tourism is the largest industry in Trogir region covering 50% of Trogir’s budget with more than 20.000 beds in hotels and private apartments. Still, there is very b fishing and agriculture tradition among population in surrounding areas.

Everywhere you go in Trogir area, you will meet very friendly and charming people, smooth combination of Southern temperament and warm hospitality, thanks to our long tourist tradition.

All payments and prices are in Croatian Kuna (Kn), although you may ask to pay in EUR in almost every shop and restaurant, except food-markets. Approximate exchange rate is about: 1 EUR = 7,5 Kn. There are four bank offices and several ATM (cash machines) located in Trogir center, accepting all major credit cards.

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