Trogir, a historic harbor town on Dalmatian coast is one of the most beautiful small towns we have visiting in Croatia. This UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe makes a great day trip from Split. There aren’t many things to do in Trogir, but the beauty of it attracts many visitors.
Hidden on a tiny island guarded by medieval walls, Trogir is a great place to get away from crowded cities and wander through its narrow cobblestone streets.
Top Things to do in Trogir
One day is more than enough to explore the city, however, as our initial itinerary didn’t go as planned, we had to stay overnight.
1Walk along the seaside
On our arrival to the town, the weather was just perfect to stroll along the seaside, indulge in gorgeous views of the harbor and take some beautiful pictures. You can even sit down at one of the restaurants for a lunch and enjoy the view of tall palm trees, boats and azure water.
2Wander through the Old Town
Trogir is a relatively small town, however, with its winding cobblestone streets, it might get easier to get lost. This might not be such a bad thing though, as you might find something very unique and interesting tucked in the backstreets of the main touristic paths.
Most of its iconic landmarks are around the main square. Visit the St. Lawrence Cathedral with its bell tower and church of St. Sebastian and the city clock.
3Enjoy the Views from Kamerlengo Castle
This mid-15th-century castle and fortress standing at one tip of the island offer some of a gorgeous panoramic view of the city, harbor and St. Lawrence Cathedral. Only used for the performances during the summer months, there is nothing inside the castle. Just walk up to the fort and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Fee: 25 Kuna = €3.36 = $4.09
4Try the famous almond cake
One of the most important things to do in Trogir is to try the famous dessert called Trogirski Rafioli. The Medena hotel pastry shop sells those delicious almond cake without any additives and supplements.
Apparently, there’s a legend how the cake came to be. A girl with a surname Rafioli was imprisoned in the Kamerlengo Castle. She expected that she would be rescued by her sweetheart and started to bake tasty cakes. However, she was rescued by a Trogir nobleman who took her to his mansion, where the girl baked him those cakes for the rest of her life.
Where to Stay in Trogir
As I mentioned above, staying overnight in Trogir was not our initial plan, so we booked the apartment last minute. However, we were lucky enough to get a very nice room at a Villa Jadran, a family run guesthouse very close to the city center. The room had a balcony with nice views of the outskirts of the city.