Croatia – Trogir

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.

Some photos….

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One of several City Gates ,this one from Riva ( The Promenade ) into the Old City
One of several City Gates, this one from Riva (The Promenade) into the Old City
This is the only road bridge from Cilio Island into the Old City . It was always very busy during our visit in June but traffic is apparently almost constantly at a standstill in the peak summer months. A second bridge is being built just a bit further down the shore.
This is the only road bridge from Ciovo Island into the Old City. It was always very busy during our visit in June but traffic is apparently almost constantly at a standstill in the peak summer months. A second bridge is being built just a bit further down the shore.

 

Trogir's Riva ( Promenade)
Trogir’s Riva (Promenade)
The Promenade ( Riva)
The  Riva – another view

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Ann made some new friends whilst in Trogir
Ann made some new friends whilst in Trogir!

 

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There are squares around every corner , each jammed with restaurants , coffee shops and shops
There is a square around every corner and each one is jammed with restaurants and coffee shops

 

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Troger Clock Tower above the church od San Sebastian
Trogir Clock Tower above the church of San Sebastian taken from the bell tower of the Cathedral opposite

 

The Clocktower seen from the Cathedral opposite
The Clocktower seen from the Cathedral opposite

 

Trogir's Roman Catholic Cathedral was built over several centuries.It's regarded as one of the most important historic buildings in Croatia
Trogir’s Roman Catholic Cathedral was built over several centuries. It’s regarded as one of the most important historic buildings in Croatia

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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!

There are squares around every corner , each jammed with restaurants , coffee shops and shops
Okra  Gornji Beach on Ciovo Island.

 

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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.

 

 

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