Trogir was founded by the Greek colonists as a major port in the 3rd century BC and was then known under the name of Tragurion. The town has flourished in the 13-15 centuries. Its gorgeous historic center with its elegant Baroque and Renaissance facades, palaces and Romanesque churches looks more like an outdoor museum than a real town and was rightfully acknowledged by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Trogir is one of the most beautiful towns and islands in the whole world and a true jewel for a curious traveler.

Tourism

Get stunned by the beautiful architecture, reliquaries and grand carved Romanesque portal of the magnificent Venetian Cathedral of St. Lawrence built in the 13th-15th centuries. Climb at the top of its bell tower and enjoy the breathtaking view over the old town.

Visit St. Dominic church built by the Dominican order in the 14th-15th centuries.

Admire the City Loggia at the main square. Once used for public needs, as a negotiations place and even as temporal custody for criminals, now it’s open for visitors from all around the world.

Study medieval illuminated manuscripts and icons at the Sacred Art Museum.

Take a walk around the limestone Venetian Kamerlengo fortress built in the 15th century.

Learn about the rich history of Trogir at the Town Museum in Garagnin - Fanfogna palace.

Gaze at the intricate design and architecture of the Cipiko palace.

Go sunbathing at the beautiful Pantana beach at the delta of Pantan river, relax at Medena pebble beach or have fun at popular sandy Okrug Gornij beach.

Food and drinks

Dalmatian cuisine is famous for its grilled and fried fish and sea delicatessen. Trogir has its own sepecialities: rozata egg cake, pasticada made of marinated beef with njoki noodles. Go shopping for famous traditional ingredients – prsut ham, home made olive oil and sheep cheese and finest wines from family owned wine cellars.

Chill near the waterfront at St. Dominic restaurant located in the 13th century Dominican monastery.

Listen to live music in the evening at Smokovica Bar & Café.

Savor the specialties and freshest seafood at Kamerlengo restaurant.

Feel the Dalmatian vibe at family owned traditional restaurant Capo.

Go birdwatching at Pantan mills where fresh water from local streams mixes with sea water. The mills were built in the 15th century and are a classic example of fortified Renaissance mills.

Take a boat to the Blue lagoon (Krknjasi cove) and go snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear waters.

Get more traditional Dalmatian experience at the Ciovo island.

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Dalmatia is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and is home to many myths and legends as it was exposed to so many cultures and civilizations.

The legend says that the name Tragurion dates back to an old Illyrian village and translates from Albanian as “three stones”, so that’s where a local story about Trogir’s three stone foundation comes from.

The legend says that the town is protected by St. John of Trogir. He was a Benedictine monk who became the bishop of Trogir who diverted the King of Hungary Koloman from conquering Trogir. You can even take a look at his tomb in the Trogir Cathedral.

Another legend says that the famous king of Hungary, Bela the IV, was looking for a place to hide from the Tartars.