"A Town for Strolling the Promenade" Top 5 Page for this destination Trogir by BruceDunning

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A Nice Stroll Around Town Sites

This island town is only 20 miles from Split and a nice visits for one day. There are sites to take in such as CAthedral of St. Lovre and bell tower, museum(but it was closed and has been for 2 years-so wait it out), Kamerlengo fortress at the end of the island, Lucic Palace, Town square and clock tower to name a few. There are not many places where you can go inside for viewing, or touring, though. The walk along the promenade is very nice.
Trogi was called Tragurion, or Trau and occupied by Greeks in 3rd century BC. They traded goods and it was a ship building area. Later Romans took over, and in 1132 the Saracens destroyed much of the town. Venice rule started in 1420 and lasted until Austria 1797. Then after WWI, it was independent and eventually became the state of Yugoslovia. It is an island with the canal for protection form land side intrusion, so defense was a goal of the old times. The town expanded with commerce of ship building, and trade of goods from distant places, and today; of course tourism is the main stay. Romans controlled the area for 600 years. By 1100 the Hungarian and Croat cultures settled here, but in 1132 the Islam Arabs destroyed the town. With the control by Venetians in 1420-1800, it again thrived, and the architecture is mostly from that era, even though St. Barbara church is from 9th century and St. Ivan Kristel and St. Lawrence from 13th century. The defense wall surrounding the town was destroyed during Austria rule of 1800-1918. The town is a UNESCO site now.

Picturesque Views can be Found Here

The town is easy walking and all flat ground. The promenade is very nice and clean with trees and open area to take in the scenery and boats docked along the water edge. AT the south end are the town main sites of churches and administrative offices with palaces also. The west end has the remains of Fortress Kamerlengo and St. Marks tower

Excellent views of the island from the tower

The main square has the clock tower, town hall and loggia, Cipiko palaces (under renovation) and is close to the museum (now closed and may not reopen for quite some time for lack of money).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty scenery and water front
  • Cons:Not a lot of cultural things to do-eat and walk are main topics
  • In a nutshell:Will have too many tourists and bus loads in summer
  • Last visit to Trogir: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 1, 2010
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Trogir is nice indeed, but you gotta stop at Primosten next time!

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Isn't Trogir a gem?We were enjoying a coffee in a delightful outdoor cafe, when a troupe of Brits came in. Their rep asked the gathered crowd...'Hands up for English tea'!!! Fat chance! LOL. I ask you- they do shame us.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Another excellent Croatian page. So full of information and beaut photo's, this looks another appealing Town to visit.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Plenty to see here! Excellent tips and photos. I agree, monastery courtyards are indeed a special place. Thanks for visiting Kefalonia.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Nice page Bruce, full of detail, did you ever stop to rest. We had a 2 hour lunch stop on tour 2005. The prommenade is a magic walk.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    Bruce, another brilliant page about your latest adventures in Croatia. When we were in Split, we didn't have enough time to also visit Trogir. I will keep your accomodation tip about Villa Maslina in mind.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Well done VT-page! Croatia is still in my wish-list. It is among a few European countries which Russians can visit without visa. That's why I hope I'll go there one day and will see Trogir which you showed us so nicely and made my desire stronger...

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Bruce, a very well done page with such brilliant photographs. Sounds as though "museums" are not so great here, but the buildings are great. Good price on hotel; hope you had ear plugs.

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