Trogir city

The monumental city of Trogir is unique for having all of its historical centre being in the UNESCO list. The population of Trogir is 10,907 people.

The tourist green zone of Trogir – island Ciovo – popular Croatian resort.

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The city of Trogir as a trading station was founded by Dorian Greeks, who settled the island of Vis (Issa) in the 3rd century BC. The mentions of Trogir can be found in the writings of Ptolemy and Strabo.

Not much remains in Trogir from the time of Greek colonisation: a small altar dedicated to the goddess Hera and a part of a marble bas relief depicting a woman at housework (this was perhaps a tombstone), and a few coins.

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The city developed successfully, but during the Roman period it found itself in the shadow of the close and prosperous city of Salona.

From the Roman times, there are remains of villas and thermae, numerous inscriptions and steles, ones with the images of Pan and Bacchus among them. As all of Dalmatia, Trogir became part of Byzantine Empire in the 5th century.

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The fortunate island location helped Trogir be saved from the destructive attack of Slavs and Avars in 615, which Salon and other cities could not escape.

In the 7th century Croatians came to these places. In the 7th century Slavs came to the coast of Dalmatia, and soon the city came under the power of Croatian kings.

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In the year 1107, Trogir was under the power of the Hungarian king Coloman. The ruler relieved the citizens from taxation.

Thanks to this, in the 12th-14th century Trogir reached its prime. This period of prosperity was darkened only in 1123, when Saracens attacked and forced the citizens to leave the city and take refuge in Split.

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In the year 1420, along with a large number of Dalmatian coastal cities and islands, Trogir was taken over by Venice.

From 1420 to 1797, Trogir, as well as the rest of Dalmatia, was living by the law of the rulers of Venice. The people of the city, including women, desperately fight for freedom.

However, on June 22nd, 1420, the power in the city went to the Venetians. The city was headed by a Venetian viceroy — a governor with absolute power, who abolished the city’s freedoms.

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After the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, the city became part of Austria.

From April 1941 to October 1944, Trogir was again occupied by Italian Fascists. After both wars, Trogir became part of Yugoslavia.

After its collapse, the city became part of the independent state of Croatia.

Sightseeing of Trogir

The old centre of Trogir is the medieval centre of the city, surrounded by walls, and it contains a well-preserved castle, a number of houses and palaces of the Romanesque, Gothic style, and of the periods of Renaissance and Baroque.

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The most famous building of Trogir is the Cathedral of St Lovro (13th-16th century).

Research has shown that the cathedral was built on the foundation of an ancient basilica, which was destroyed during the Saracen invasion of 1223.

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The old city of Trogir is in the UNESCO list of the world heritage sites.

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Throughout summer, the streets of Trogir are full of cultural events. All the guests of the city of Trogir can find something to suit their tastes.

Lovers of serious music can enjoy the concerts of classical and chamber ensembles, the exhibitions in the galleries of modern art, and theatrical performances, which take place in the centre of the old city.

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Those visitors who enjoy entertainment will enjoy the pop stars of Croatia and other countries, and a good mood will be ensured by folklore holidays, such as Fisherman’s Nights, when fish delicacies are cooked in the streets of the city, or the festival of the Trogir Day.

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Trogir is 27 km from the center of Split and 7 km from airport Split.

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The city is located on an island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

Also, Trogir is connected by a bridge with the isle of Ciovo — the tourist zone of Trogir.

The main part of the population lives on the mainland and on the isle of Ciovo. Tourism is the main sphere of occupation of those living in the riviera of Trogir.

Web cams in Trogir

Online web camera to the center of Trogir

What to see around Trogir?

in 20 km – famouse city Split with Diocletian’s Palace

in 15 km – the ruins of the Ancient Roman city Salona in 25 km – caves Vranjace

in 40 km – resort Omis & rafting on the Cetina river & the Pirate fortres

in 100 km – National natural park Biokovo & city-resort Makarska

in 50 km – National natural park KRKA & city Sibenik

in 140 km – National natural park Plitvice lakes

in 260 km – city Dubrovnik (UNESCO)

in 385 km – the capital of Croatia – Zagreb

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Beaches in Split & Split riviera

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In Split city there are four well-equipped city beaches – sandy and small pebbles. Sandy Split beach – Bacvice known for its beach disco.
Podstrana resort is located in a green area, conveniently close to the city of Split and the Split airport, and to the main landmarks of Split.

Riviera Split there are also the variety and beautiful beaches of the nearby resorts

  • beach in Podstrana & Stobrec
  • beaches on islands Brac & Ciovo

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Hotels and private apartments in Trogir

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Get to Trogir

Get to Trogir by plane

The nearest international airport to Trogir is airport Split
Distance from airport Split to Trogir – 7 km

Distance from international airport Dubrovnik to Trogir – 272 km; from international airport Zadar to Trogir – 124 km; from international airport Zagreb to Trogir – 386 km

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Rent a car in airport of Split city

The nearest to Trogir rentacar office in Split city. The distance from Trogir town to Split is just 15 km.

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Get to Trogir by bus

It is possible to get to Trogir by city bus or commuter bus from the bus station of Split, which is located in the city centre.
Trogir is connected by bus routes to all major cities of Croatia – Zagreb, Osijek, Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Varazdin, Makarska, Dubrovnik.
Contact phone bus station of Trogir +385 21 881405, +382 21 882947
Official website of Split bus station

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Get to Split by ferries

From Split to Trogir city there is ferry line

Timetable ferries Split city – Trogir town

Also small passenger ships regularly travel to Trogir and Ciovo isle from the central embankment of the Split city.

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Get to Trogir by car

Motorways connect Trogir with all cities and regions of Croatia.
Trogir can be reached by the free motorway Jadranska (E65), which goes along all of Croatia’s coastline, or the paid highway (A1).

Distance from Trogir to cities of Croatia

to centar city Split – 15 km
to city Omis – 45 km
to resort Baska Voda – 72 km
to city-resort Makarska – 112 km
to city Dubrovnik – 254 km
to city Zadar – 130 km
to city Opatija of Kvarner region – 398 km
to city Pula of Istria – 490 km
to capital Croatia – Zagreb – 381 km

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Map of Trogir

Weather in Trogir

Average monthly temperatures in Trogir:

January +10 С
February +12 С
March +14 С
April +18 С
May +23 С
June +27 С
July +30 С
August +31 С
September +26 С
October +20 С
November +15 С
December +12 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Trogir:

January +11 С
February +12 С
March +14 С
April +15 С
May +19 С
June +21 С
July +24 С
August +26 С
September +22 С
October +20 С
November +17 С
December +13 С

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