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About Trogir

Trogir's maze of small streets rises out of the sea on its own island (just 20m off the mainland). This magnificent little town was founded by the Greeks and built up by the Romans, Croats and Venetians is now a delightful car-free place with many bars and restaurants, dominated by the Cathedral. Opposite the Cathedral on the main square is the Cipiko Palace, a lavishly decorated 15th Century mansion with triple-arched windows.

Trogir is a unique cultural monument and therefore it was registered on the UNESCO list in 1997. The magnificent historical centre and the rich cultural and historical heritage, which inspired chance travellers as well as travel writers through centuries, offers visitors an unforgettable encounter of the past.

Occupyng the region of mild Mediterranean climate, Trogir has 2700 sunshine hours per year and is a real treasure among tourist destinations in Croatia. Average air temperature throughout the year is above 15°C, reaching more than 30°C in summer. Sea temperature is well above 25°C during summer period. Tourism is the largest industry in the Trogir region; still, there is very big fishing and agriculture tradition in the surrounding areas and everywhere you go in Trogir you will meet very friendly and charming people.

NB. Split and Trogir are close to each other so we would suggest choosing one or the other as a base to explore on any itinerary. It is possible to use the frequent passenger ferry between the two locations to avoid driving.

Sightseeing in Trogir

The whole city of Trogir is a monument in itself, the most famous buildings are as follows:

  • St. Barbara's Church - the most interesting early medieval church, dating to the XI century.
  • St. Lawrence Cathedral (called St. John by the locals) - one of the most valuable monuments on the eastern coast of the Adriatic.
  • The Kamerlengo Fortress - built in Venetian times, is a most beautiful "stage" housing music evenings, concerts, festivals and a variety of plays.

There are so many interesting features and stories told in the silence of the narrow streets of the old town. The city gate has the iron spikes that once defended their citizens from enemies attacking the town. Those who did not follow the laws in the 13th century were put on the pillory. Nearby the old fish market was once used as accommodation for those who did not arrive to the town before the city gate was closed.

The Island of Ciovo

The island is connected to Trogir by a bridge (Trogir is in effect a "stepping stone" to Ciovo from the mainland). Its nature, history, ruins and beaches make it ideal for relaxation. There are numerous little churches scattered all over the island with its remarkable treasures, for example, the church dedicated to the Holy Virgin set by the sea in a peaceful oasis of pine trees; the Franciscan monastery of Saint Anthony and the Dominican monastery of Saint Cross in the vicinity of the Hotel Sveti Kriz.

There is so much magic to discover and to feel, so much beauty to see in this jewel of the Adriatic sea. As a tourist destination Trogir and the surrounding countryside has a favorable climate, offers all possible summer activities in its gulfs and sandy beaches and combines this with lively night life in its clubs and numerous coffee bars and at cultural events.

Activities available include cycling, paddle boarding, sea kayaking and snorkelling; nearby we can also offer river rafting and zip-wire adventures.

We look forward to being of service.

Reviews

"breakfast left a bit to be desired, but good location and nice room"

K Hathrell, UK, October 2017

"We didn’t bother to try and drive to the hotel; we just parked in the public car park as suggested and walked to the hotel. We found our room comfortable if a bit bare. No fridge, no room safe, no kettle - with these it would have full marks. The breakfasts were excellent with omelettes cooked to order and both days we ate on the terrace outside overlooking the seafront. Staff were friendly and helpful but also run the terrace café, so busy! The stairs were steep and narrow but manageable. Altogether a great location and pleasant hotel that we would definitely recommend. Trogir is one of the nicest and most interesting places we visited – an absolute must for anyone driving down the coast. We also visited Primosten en-route to Trogir and loved that location as well."

C Sillett, UK, October 2017

"Trogir Palace Hotel. Superb location, excellent cleanliness, staff somewhat aloof/disinterested unlike all the other hotels where staff were very friendly and helpful. Food alright but an extra charge asked for decaffeinated coffee with breakfast - not impressed!!"

L Stringer, UK, July, 2017

"At the Hotel Concordia in Trogir we were right in the old city, by the water and within walking distance of all the local sites and excellent restaurants. "

A James, Sept 2016

"The Vila Sikka was very smart inside and again very friendly. The breakfast was excellent."

L Hesse, Canada, Sept 2016

"Hotels and itinerary were great. We did however waste an entire day travelling from Trogir to Omis as we took the coast road which moved at a snails pace - I would advise future travellers to take the motorway. We were advised that it was fine to turn up an hour before departure for a ferry. This is not the case at Makarska - we arrived over 2 hours before departure and did not get on, meaning waiting for the next ferry which was not for another 6 hours. Those travel hiccups aside we did have a great holiday and would recommend Croatia. [Note from Rediscover] - this is very unusual, even in peak season and departures are approximately every 3hrs on this route."

D Tuke, UK, August 2016

"Very well organised. Amathus Travel were superb. Always there and on time."

C Bertinshaw, UK, August 2016

"We are back home and suffering from post holiday withdrawal, we have thousands of photos to sort through and just as many wonderful memories. I thought while it is all still fresh that I would drop you a line to say thanks.   The whole trip was amazing and everything worked without a single hitch. The hotels that you booked for us were spot on and the car hire etc all worked perfectly. Really the holiday could not have been easier so a massive thank you for all your advice and organising.   The highlights were the national parks. Apart from Plitvice, we also visited Krka and Paklenica and could have spent longer at all of them. Split, Trogir and Dubrovnic were amazing but busy, I also loved the smaller villages that were less crowded.The Sail /Bike trip that we added in was an amazing way to see some of the Islands and it fitted perfectly into your itinerary.   A final big thanks to you - it was so easy to arrange this trip, you were always prompt with your responses, answered all my questions and took all the stress out of planning this holiday. A pleasure to do business with. "

S Gemmel, Oman, July 2016

"Excellently located on the quieter end of the promenade with tables/chairs/sunshades outside for breakfast etc looking onto the sea/boats. Comfortable with friendly & helpful staff. No lift & 4 flights of stairs to go up to our room but staff carried our cases, thank goodness. No car park but an arrangement with the city for discounted day rate car parking Just outside the old city, about 10 minutes walk to the hotel. A good choice."

P Tilsley, UK, Oct 2015

"A short note to thank you for helping organise our holiday. We had a great time and thought Croatia was fantastic. Having good weather obviously helps and for us it was superb with the temperatures ideal – mid to high 20’s. I think we went for one too many changes of hotel on the ‘touring’ section ie we should have spent an extra day probably in Hvar and possibly Zadar. The car hire was excellent and worked very well for the pick-up and drop-off. The hotels you arranged for us worked out well and, overall, we were pleased with them; perhaps the Marco Polo was a little disappointing but that was more to do with lugging our heavy cases around to the room than the actual quality."

A Wilkinson, UK, Oct 2015

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