Trogir is a town and harbour situated on an islet between the mainland and the island of Čiovo, in the Kaštela bay, 27 km west of Split.
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Location and climate
Trogir has Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The surrounding hills protect the town from the northern and southern winds. The average annual temperature is 15 °C and during the summer it reaches 30 °C with sea temperature of pleasant 25 °C.
History and sights
Trogir was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greeks. Later it became a Roman municipality and afterwards was ruled by Venice, France and Austria, while at the beginning of the 20th century it was restored to Croatia. Trogir is the best preserved Roman-Gothic town in the central Europe. The medieval nucleus of Trogir, surrounded by defence walls, is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage register. It combines the well preserved castle and the tower with the numerous buildings, monuments and palaces from the Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Romanesque period. One of the most significant examples of the Romanesque-Gothic art in Croatia is Radovan's portal at the entrance of the three-hull Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Other monuments from the rich heritage of Trogir are the Romanesque church of St. John of Trogir, one-hull Gothic building from the 16th century – the monastery and church of St. Dominique, the Renaissance church of St. Peter and many more.
The surrounding area of Trogir is characterized by rich vegetation, pebble beaches, numerous islands and islets etc. Summer nights are spiced with entertaining fishermen nights, folklore festivals and concerts of classical music in special ambient of this town. Apart from tourism, Trogir has a well developed pharmaceutical, tobacco and shipbuilding industry. The ACI Marina Trogir is located on the northern coast of the Čiovo island and offers facilities for sport activities throughout the year.
How to arrive?
The nearest airport is around 6 km away from Trogir, the Split airport. Direct flights to Split depart from most of European cities, like Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London etc. Split is also well connected with Zagreb. There are several flights on a daily basis from Zagreb to Split and vise versa, and the flight lasts approximately 35 minutes.
By car or bus
If you are arriving from the direction of Italy, the fastest way is the highway, when you reach Rijeka or the junction Žuta Lokva near the town Senj, toward Split. Or if you prefer traveling along the coast, use the Adriatic highway from Rijeka. If arriving from the north, you can take the highway Zagreb – Split, or use the old route Zagreb – Karlovac – Gračac – Knin.
There are ferry lines from Rijeka or Dubrovnik toward Split, and international ferry or fast lines from Italy (Bari, Pescara, Gulianova, Civitanova, Ancona). From Split you can reach Trogir by bus or taxi.