Trogir is a beautiful ancient town encased in 15th century walls, and its cathedrals and churches are some of the most romantic along the Croatian coast. Narrow, mazelike streets wind through the town centre revealing charming restaurants, art galleries and museums. A wide seaside promenade curls around the rim of Trogir, culminating in a stunning port full of bars, cafes and sailboats. It’s a short and relaxing sail to the nearby islands of Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli, with their beautiful sandy beaches and secluded coves.
Trogir is known for its incredible Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, and this, along with its grandiose Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, earned it World Heritage status in 1997. Building begun on the Cathedral in 1213 and took 300 years to complete. Its Bell tower was built between the 14th and 16th centuries and can be climbed by the public to see stunning views of the Croatian coast from the top. A must-see within the cathedral is the Chapel of St John, which was built in 1468 and is considered one of the best Renaissance sights in Dalmatia.
Stopping in Trogir on your sailing holiday around Croatia, you’ll experience a traditionally Croatian town that’s full of magnificent medieval sights. When you approach Trogir by sea, the Kamerlengo Fortress, built by the Venetians in the 15th century, stands as a bold lighthouse, protecting the small coastal city behind it. After pulling into Trogir’s port, take a walk to Narodni trg, the central town square, where you’ll find the 15th century city loggia and St. Michael Bell tower, the North Gate and the Venetian-Gothic Cipiko Palace.
Just before you exit Old Town onto the stunning seaside promenade, you’ll come to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas, which was founded in 1064. It has a rich collection of works of art, including a Greek relief of the God Kairos, which was discovered in 1928 but is believed to date back to the 3rd century BC.
In summer, the Trogir marinas are lined with luxury yachts and sailboats, and the vibrant summer festival atmosphere takes over the town with traditional performances and family entertainment. For a classic Croatian dinner enjoyed under a beautiful sunset, sail over to Konoba Duga on Ciovo Island. You’ll find a charming local restaurant and a lovely sandy beach to relax on. Sail Trogir and, afterwards, sail around to Laganini Beach Club for some evening cocktails and entertaining acoustic tunes.
Trogir is connected with major European cities through the well-organised airline network. Split’s airport is only 3km from Trogir, so it’s only a short taxi ride or you can take the regular 37 bus. The 37 bus is the regular Split-Trogir service and you can use this bus to get to Trogir from Split (or vice versa). If you fly via Zagreb, you’ll find many other options to reach Split. If you’re coming by road, the easiest route is to take the A1 Dalmatia Highway or, alternatively, the coastal route, but this can get very congested during the summer months.