Day Trip to Trogir, Croatia

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Trogir, a tiny island once completely walled is situated in a natural harbor along the Adriatic. Trogir was founded by the Greeks in the 3rd-century BC. It has been occupied by Romans, Byzantines, Hungarians, Venetians and Napolean.

Trogir is a small island, surrounded by water, but accessible by bridge.

St. Peter Church. I counted a minimum of seven old churches and monasteries on this small one-square mile island.

Church, palaces and town hall with loggia surround the Main Square.

The Main Square oozes with ambience and is a lovely place to enjoy a coffee.

Beautiful carvings surround the doors, including a fig-leaf-covered Adam (pictured here) and Eve, at St John the Baptist Church.

This town looks like a chunk of Venice broke away and floated south.

The 15th-century Kamerlengo Fortress and Castle was built by the Republic of Venice. The word “Kamerlengo” is a Venetian administrative official or chamberlain.

Tower of St. Mark

Quaint old stone houses.

Decaying and tilted buildings are part of the charm of Trogir.

Its fun to stroll through the city and discover its nooks and crannies. Note another wall way out of plumb.

The many stone winged lions representing the Venetian empire were mostly destroyed.

Open doors lead to gardens and guesthouses.

Trogir would be a beautiful and enjoyable destination for a few nights. During the off season, there wouldn’t have been enough things to keep us exploring. Thankfully, a vacation rental manager steered us to Split!

Trogir is on the left and Split is on the right. The towns along the bay all have old castles.

Today is a bonus post because I have so many wonderful photos from Croatia that I want to share. Photos from our quick trip through the beautiful Balkans to come next time, when I Meet You in the Morning.

2 responses to “Day Trip to Trogir, Croatia

  1. Thanks, Merrell, for sharing all these wonderful photos of Croatia! I have a friend who lives there & she has been asking me to come visit. What interesting archItectural history! What an adventure!

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