Best things to do in Trogir when visiting with a private sailboat
Trogir, a harmonious town on a small island whos old town, under UNESCO protection, is a treasure trove for lovers of art. Trogir is also great departure point for all yacht lovers due to his good position. Town is only 5km (15min) away from Split airport and it is good alternative to start your cruise from if you want quick check in. The small, narrow streets and small village squares along with various cultural and music open air events give this town a special atmosphere that many visitors enjoy each year.
The best private marinas, ports or anchor points
Private Marinas are the most comfortable option for your check in. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet. You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. However, in general, private marinas are more expensive then if you start your cruise in a port. (Your option in Trogir: Marina AGANA – Marina, ACI Marina – Trogir, Marina Baotić)
ACI Marina Trogir
A bridge allowing the passage of boats of up to 2.80 meters in height connects the old town center with the island of Čiovo where ACI Marina Trogir is located. The marina is open all year round and offers a fabulous view of the charming promenade of Trogir and of St. Lawrence’s Cathedral bell tower.
Marina Baotić is located in an idyllic location, the central part of the Croatian coast, in Seget Donji. Exceptional location, professional and kind personnel, the equipment according to highest standards and many additional services make our marina the ideal choice of your nautical partner in the Adriatic.
Interesting facts about Trogir:
- The historic center of Trogir is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list
- The name originates from the Greek “tragos” (male goat).
- Trogir is the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex on Adriatic
- Strategic location next to the cities, islands and bays
Must see attractions
St. Lawrence Cathedral
The showcase of Trogir is its three-naved Venetian cathedral, one of the finest architectural works in Croatia, built from the 13th to 15th centuries. Master Radovan carved the grand Romanesque portal (1240). Radovan also crafted st. Jacob Cathedral in Šibenik.
One of the best sculptures on either side depict lions (symbolising Venice) with Adam and Eve standing on their backs, the earliest example of the nude in Dalmatian sculpture. At the end of the portico is another fine piece of sculpture – the 1464 cherub-lined baptistery sculpted by Andrija Aleši.
One of the most beautiful places in Croatia to visit. Incorporated into the Trogir region are two islands – Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali – known for their beautiful beaches in the area referred to as the ‘‘Blue Lagoon’’. Here you can experience the clear sky changing colors ranging from hues of blue to green, above its sandy bottom, allow yourself to be mesmerized. A beautiful swimming stop.
Built around 1420, this fortress was once connected to the city walls. Inside it’s basically an empty shell, but you can climb up and circle the walls. Nowadays, Kamerlengo castle became a great concert and party place. A stunning experience
Čiovo is an island located in central Dalmatia, connected to Trogir by a bridge so it is actually a peninsula. On the total surface of the island of 28.8 km2 there are several settlements: Okrug Donji, Okrug Gornji, Arbanija, Slatine, Žedno, Čiovo. It was settled in prehistoric times, and the old Romans called it Boa (Bua, Bavo). The south side of the island is quite uninhabited.
The best restaurants to consider in Trogir
Several restaurants, cafes, and markets where you can expect only the superb food and amazing dishes for a good price. Everything you need for a superb culinary experience.
Capo is a charming family restaurant in the center of old Trogir. Something which makes Capo different from the other is the atmosphere of unique Dalmatia, framed with walls of the ancient ruined house. There is also a collection of authentic dishes.
Restaurant & Bar Calebotta
The basis of Calebotta kitchen is Dalmatian spirit. They try to create an unforgettable experience for the palate, giving their dishes a distinctive stamp. Their menu includes fish specialties, delicacies of raw fish, clams and prawns, local Dalmatian cuisine dishes.
Classy, sacral and aristocratic architectural surroundings have set the standards of this place high and it was a real chalange to meet them. Vanjaka is a contemporary home to a traditional dalmatian cousine and wine.
Don Dino is a very modern restaurant owned by famous Croatian TV chef Ivan Pažanin. The restaurant is located in the popular restaurant street on the corner next to the church of Lady of Carmel. It remains loyal to local tastes by abiding the traditions of Mediterranean culinary customs.
Day trips and excursions
Plenty of exciting ideas and things to do in Trogir
The Island of Brač
Private speed boat tour Island Brač and Bol from Trogir, after picking you up at the pre-arranged meeting point, we begin a full day of fun and sun, surrounded by turquoise crystal water. The island of Brač is the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. The island is well known for its quality stone used to build many worlds known palaces. There will be a swimming stop in everyone’s favorite “Zlatni rat” beach.
The city of Split is a super lively town during summer and it is an amazing destination for yacht lovers! This town offers so many things to see and do from historical sightseeing to entertainment points like dozens of bars and shops. Last but not least, the Trogir is in close distance to the town Split and you can have private transfers or that local bus and explore the town.
A few tourist attraction recommendations you can’t miss
Palace of Ćipiko
The Ćipiko Palace is a set of buildings dating from the 13th to the 15th century. Built by many generations of the Ćipiko family. It has different Renaissance, Romanesque, Gothic and late Renaissance influences. It was built by the famous Trogir masters Andrija Aleši, Nikola Firentinac and Ivan Duknović. The portal on the first floor, decorated with candelabras, is the work of N. Firentinac. A very beautiful work of architecture art made from the best builders and architects.
Church of St. Peter
there are a lot of stories regarding this church because but we know that it was founded in Trogir in 1242. Then it was changing along with architecture style in Europe. Above the main entrance, there is the statue of St. Peter, an artwork of Nicholas of Florence. On the church’s pavement, there are tombstones of the Ćipiko and Andreis families. The church also keeps the Baroque organ, which was the gift of sisters Kamila and Andrijana Marković, noblewomen from Budva.
St. Marco Tower
St. Mark’s Tower was built in the 15th ct. to strengthen town defenses from Turkish attacks. It used to be connected to the Kamerlengo fortress with high defensive walls. The House of Dalmatian Music is situated there today.
Where to stay in Trogir
These hotels & villas will make your stay magical
XII Heritage Hotel
Located in the heart of the medieval Trogir town. Each of their rooms tells a story on its own and it is designed and decorated individually. The bedrooms are a stylish, sophisticated and contemporary haven to relax in after a day of Trogir sightseeing, shopping or a day at a beach. One of the most beloved places in Trogir.
The only view can make your heart skip a little bit. This hotel is the perfect combination of relaxation, activities for the body and mind, as well as natural beauty. Putting aside the busy everyday life, the hotel allows you to enjoy a unique vacation, coupled with traditional diet and various relaxation methods.
Villa Trogir : Mrčeli dvori
Villa Trogir is a holiday family villa with the unique location a peaceful surrounding yet not far away from major attractions. Villa is equipped with seating arrangements, kitchen, yard with adjustable sun screen, BBQ, private pool with sunbathing area and Mediterranean gardens is a perfect spot for active and relaxed family holiday.
Tourist boards of Trogir
Here you can find additional information about the interesting things in Trogir such as the history of Trogir, museums, culture, or any other events that are happening when you are here.
For more information at city centre you can visit:
Trg Ivana Pavla II/1, 21220 Trogir