A uniquely located Croatian city

The impossibly handsome harbour town of Trogir on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast spans two waterways and two islands, and its Venetian-built historic centre is a Unesco World Heritage site. Despite the fact it is closer to Split Airport than Split itself, Trogir is often unfairly overlooked.

Trogir holidays provide architectural splendour, first-rate gastronomy and uncrowded beaches. Many of its most striking churches and palaces are found within its walled medieval centre on the main island, which sits 200 metres across the water from the larger, partially developed island of Ciovo. Rising high above the historic centre’s pretty roofs and towers is Trogir Cathedral – one of the Dalmatia region’s finest. On holidays to Trogir you will encounter a wealth of sea-facing restaurants and cafés along the palm-lined promenade, while plenty more drinking and dining options can be found among the town’s picturesque tangle of narrow streets and alleyways.

Your Trogir questions, answered

The majority of Trogir is located on a small island connected by one bridge to the mainland and Split, and another bridge to Ciovo Island.
The resort is liveliest in summer, when open-air theatre, folk ensembles and classical concerts take over the winding streets and squares of its old town.
Trogir is actually closer to Split Airport than the Dalmatian capital, making it the perfect base from which to explore both cities and the surrounding area.

Best things to do in Trogir

Go island-hopping

On Drvenik Veli Island, you’ll find a modest settlement and a picture-postcard harbour. There are three ferries daily from Trogir, or you can join a boat tour.

Tour the cathedral

Given the architectural detail found at Trogir’s stunning Cathedral of St Lawrence, it’s well worth signing up for an English-language tour of this medieval masterpiece.

Grab a snorkel

Rare elsewhere in Croatian waters, colourful coral is still found around the nearby island of Solta. Other abundant sea life includes grouper fish, octopus and lobsters.