“Traveler, if you venture towards beautiful south, stop in front of Trogir and anchor your ship beneath the city walls”. (Nazor, V., 1912)
Today, especially in summer season, Trogir is a town of entertainment. It is a town that hosts many festivals, manifests and cultural events in general. Perhaps this is why Trogir harbor has become the most favorite destination of the richest members of elite yachtsmen.
Trogir is a small picturesque town positioned in Central Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast. The historic core of Trogir is situated on a small island, between Čiovo Island and the mainland, which represents an exceptional architectural heritage and a unique cultural monument. Short distance to Split Airport (5 kilometers), to the highway (15 kilometers) and to Split (27 kilometers) makes Trogir an unavoidable stop during everyone's vacation.
It is hard to find another town on the Adriatic coast as small as Trogir and at the same time as culturally rich as Trogir is. This fact was recognized by UNESCO in 1997 when the historic core of Trogir was enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The town was founded back in the 3rd century BC by Greek colonists who recognized this area as a perfectly protected place to establish merchantry. According to a legend, when they first came to this area, they saw a land filled with goats. This is why they called their new colony Tragurion which means “goat” in Greek.
The town that you can visit today is in fact a typical medieval town with a nice mixture of Romanesque and Gothic elements. The whole historic core was built out of the same type of stone that even today can be found in quarries on the north side of the town. You can find stone monuments of exceptional beauty in every corner of this little island-town. However, once you enter the town, don’t forget that its true beauty doesn’t lay in its stone but in its legends and stories hidden behind that stone.
If you've already decided to visit Dalmatia, don't hesitate to come to Trogir and explore every single story-telling corner of this little coastal town.