Trogir was first settled by Greeks from Vis in 300 BC. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town reflects the influence of subsequent periods of Roman, Hungarian, Venetian, French and Austrian rule. Its walled medieval centre is a warren of narrow cobbled streets, radiating from the cathedral square of Trg Ivana Pavla II, flanked by a wide seafront promenade, the Riva. In summer, the harbour wall is lined with luxury yachts and tripper boats, and the lively summer festival has entertainment on offer most evenings.
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Trogir was first settled by Greeks from the island of Vis in 300 BC. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town reflects the influences of subsequent Roman, Hungarian, Venetian, French and Austrian rule. Its walled medieval centre is a warren of narrow cobbled streets, radiating from the cathedral square of Trg Ivana Pavla II, flanked by a wide seafront promenade, the Riva. In summer, the harbour wall is lined with luxury yachts and tripper boats and the lively summer festival has mainstream family entertainment on offer most evenings. The splendid Old Town stands on an islet, separated from the mainland by a man-made canal, and linked by another road bridge to Čiovo island. It’s a fine setting but unfortunately the two single-lane bridges will be choked all summer until a new bridge is built further east. Trogir’s marina, with a cluster of bars and restaurants around it, lies on Čiovo. Just over Čiovo bridge are a couple of newish hotels, including, to the left, the recently opened four-star Hotel Trogir Palace. By the mainland bridge is the bus station and the ever-busy, open-all-hours market. Entering from the mainland, you pass through the baroque Land Gate, guarded by a statue of local patron St John of Trogir. Here also is the Town Museum (Gradska vrata 4, 021 881 406). Set in the Garagnin Palace, it’s a low-key display of archaeology, books, antique clothes and documents, but the courtyard is lovely and often used for klapa – Dalmatian male-voice a capella
Trogir hotel guide
Trogir hotel options have more than doubled in the last five years so visitors can afford to pick and choose. Make sure that your room is well soundproofed, especially on the Riva. Also see that it has a decent amount of parking, a real problem in Trogir. You won’t have any issues at the stand-out Hotel Trogir Palace.
Restaurants in Trogir
The best Trogir restaurants
The choice of Trogir restaurants is absolutely huge. Mirkec on the Riva is the best of the pizzerias, while Škrapa has the best konoba ambience. Long-established Alka and nearby Fontana in the Old Town are more formal and expensive, favoured by locals for special occasions.
Of the more upmarket restaurants in the Old Town, Kamerlengo is the one that visitors seem to return to. The terrace, with its charcoal oven, set between the stone walls of the building, provides a great setting in which to sample the Dalmatian treats – barbecued fish is the speciality.