Apart from its Gothic setting that has been preserved ever since the olden times, Trogir has a lot going on for it. If you are looking to spend a few hours of your life on a trip – say, for example, a luxury cruising experience – do consider visiting Trogir.
Here are some facts about Trogir and a few destinations that you should know about:
Trogir’s history begins around the same time as one of its closest neighbors: Split. It was around the 3rd century BC when Doric Greeks from Issa founded a trading port on the island. This trading port was called Tragurion, and this is how the name came into being. Fun fact: Trogir is derived from Tragos – which means goat. So essentially, Trogir is an island of goats – pretty neat, if you ask me.
Trogir’s culture is extremely important
Trogir has a rather diverse culture mainly because it was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks. Soon afterwards, the port flooded with the Romans and then Venetians. There is an abundance of palaces, churches, towers and even a fortress in this small port. Think of it as a meeting location for various older civilizations.
It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
Though mainly because of its cultural heritage, Trogir is protected under the UNESCO World Heritage Site – it has been this way ever since 1997. A few other locations near Trogir are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site too, right in the proximity. You can check out Šibenik and Split too, as we have written extensive articles on some locations you might want to visit there.
How to get to Trogir?
Since Trogir is a small town, it does not harbor an airport. But if you really want to fly by air, the closest airport is the Split Airport – a few kilometers away from the town. Though we greatly recommend getting the help of a small cruise ship for the best cruising experience – the way Trogir is meant to be experienced – getting here via plane is a generally faster option.
Here are some of the locations that you should definitely visit in Trogir:
Cathedral of Saint Lawrence
The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence is one of the oldest buildings that you will find in this Trogir. Founded during the Early Christian movements, it was destroyed in the 12th century by the Saracens in 1123. The building was then reconstructed as a cathedral in 1213 and it took around 400 years for the construction to complete.
If you visit the location, you can see the different styles that different parts of the building are based on. All these generations of carpenters and architects arguing and bickering over the design of the cathedral are pretty evident – even to the common eye.
There’s the portal of Radovan – that is divided into two parts, the inscriptions on the walls, the beautiful sculptures as well as the pretty evident bell tower that you should definitely check out on your own.
Cippiko – or Cipiko - Palace is one of the oldest palaces in the region: it is Gothic in nature and has been around ever since the medieval era. Apart from the giant clock that you can see from almost half the town away, the Cippiko Palace has great marble and these inscriptions on the walls only add to the beauty of the palace. You definitely can’t miss this place: it is located right in the middle of the town.
The central square
The central square of Trogir contains almost everything you need to see about the city. If you are tired from your luxurious Adriatic cruises, chilling in one of the cafes here in the afternoon is one of those luxuries that you can’t put a price on. Best of all, the food here is great and the locals are more than happy to oblige.
We almost forgot to mention, the biggest attraction in Trogir may not even be the Cipiko Palace or the Cathedral, but the Kamerlengo Castle. It was built in the mid-15th century by Marin Radoj and has ever since been used to protect its citizens. Back when it was built, it used to connect directly to the city walls, but years have crumbled away that connection. Though it may be empty on the inside now, there is still a lot to see in Kamerlengo castle.
You can still see performances in Kamerlengo castle – mainly those that are rich in Trogir’s culture.
Park Ex Fanfogna
Park Ex Fanfogna – as the name suggests is a park that is located in the middle of Trogir. Though it might take a little hike to get to this location, it is still located at an excellent location where you can see the nature of Trogir as it was meant to be seen. Over the years, the park does seem more like parks you would see anywhere, but there are still remnants of locations you would otherwise not see.
Here are a few restaurants that you should check out on your luxurious Mediterranean trip to this town:
Here are some things that you would want to do:
There are a wide variety of luxury hotels such as the Brown Beach House, mid-range hotels like the Aparthotel Bellevue and Hotel Monika and even budget Hotels like the Hotel Tragos. Instead of visiting the beautiful island of Trogir for a few hours, you should consider investing in a 7-day trip. It will be worth it for you.
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