How to Spend 1 Day in Trogir
Whether you’re visiting on a day trip from Split or Sibenik or stopping over as part of a Dalmatian Coast tour, one day is just enough time to take in Trogir’s highlights. The medieval center can get crowded in summer, so plan ahead and book tours in advance to make the most of your time. Here’s how to spend one day in Trogir.
Morning: Explore the Old Town
A UNESCO World Heritage Site located on an island just off the mainland, Trogir’s picturesque Old Town is a warren of marble lanes and café-lined plazas, surrounded by the remains of its medieval city walls. The historic center is home to all of the city’s most notable sights, and a morning walking or bike tour is the perfect introduction. Tours typically take in the views from the Kamerlengo Fortress and landmarks such as Cipiko Palace, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, and the Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas. Visit the Trogir City Museum to learn more about the city’s history before crossing to the mainland to purchase regional specialties such as local honey, olive oil, Croatian wine, andrakija (fruit brandy) at Trogir Market.
Afternoon: Hit the Beach
Trogir’s best beaches lie along the coast of neighboring Ciovo Island, linked by a bridge to the Old Town. Rent a bike this afternoon and set out to Okrug Gornji, on the west side of the island, which has over a mile (2 kilometers) of pebble beaches and plenty of beachside restaurants and entertainment. Spend the afternoon sunbathing and swimming in the Mediterranean, or enjoy water sports such as Jet Skiing or stand-up paddleboarding.
Alternatively, set sail on a half-day cruise and visit nearby scenic spots such as the Blue Lagoon on Drvenik Veli island; Duga Bay, on the south coast of Ciovo Island; and the fishing village of Maslinica on Solta Island.
Night: Cruise the Coast
The best views of Trogir are from the water, and sunset is an atmospheric time to sail the coast. Hop aboard for a sunset cruise around the islands, or head inland for a stand-up paddleboarding excursion around the Pantan wetlands. Back in the Old Town, the palm-lined Riva promenade is the place to go in the evening. Tuck into fresh seafood at one of the many seafront restaurants, sip cocktails at a terrace café, or take a walk around the marina and gaze out over the colorful boats and twinkling waters.