A small town only 28km north of Split, this was our favourite town on this coast.
This is another historic town built alongside a harbour. It sits on a small island separated from the mainland by a narrow canal and accessed by a road bridge and a footbridge and with another small island, Ciovo, beyond it. Ciovo is itself accessed by a bridge from the old town.
This is a lovely little town with lots of interesting old buildings, churches and a cathedral to be found in a maze of narrow streets. There are plenty of bars and some very good restaurants and there was a great vibe in the town enhanced no doubt by the fact that the Euros were ongoing at the time of our visit and the Croats were doing well in the competition at that stage.
Outside the old city there is little of attraction to tourists other than beaches both on the coast of the mainland and those on Cliovo Island itself one of which was only a fifteen minute walk over the hill from our apartment. This is a stretch of over 2km of stoney beach which is very popular and was packed with holiday makers each time we walked over. Okrug Gornji beach is lined with cheap restaurants selling cheap beer mostly with their own piece of beach with sunbeds and umbrellas each for hire at around 20p – a far cry from some of those on Hvar which were charging up to £20 a day!
We stayed a full week in Trogir and very much enjoyed it. We rented an apartment on Ciovo which was fairly basic but clean and in a great position high on the hillside with a great patio with fab views looking down on the town. Our landlady and landlord were great, super friendly with lots of tips for us and resolving a wifi problem instantly by providing us with a mobile device for use throughout our stay. Happy days!
Next stop Zadar.