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Trogir | Sailing Capital of the Adriatic

The medieval-walled town of Trogir, Croatia, sits on a tiny island, joined to the mainland by a footbridge. Trogir was settled by the Ancient Greeks some 2300 years ago. After that, during the Middle Ages, it became an important cultural center known for its artists, sculptors, and stonemasons.

Trogir, Croatia Riva on a Croatia yacht charter.

Best Yacht Charter Stops

More than 3,000 years old, Trogir is the sailing capital of the Adriatic. The surrounding islands are home to numerous coves and inlets, making them perfect for yacht charters in central Dalmatia.

This charming town has a lot to offer. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Open-Air Museum. Since Trogir is in the center of Croatia’s coast, you can cruise in all directions and toward one of the 1244 Croatian islands. This is the perfect place to start if you are thinking of chartering a yacht in Croatia.  

As a result of its beautifully preserved historic architecture, today, Trogir’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pedestrian-only Old Town is a joy to explore on foot. Situated in Central Dalmatia, Trogir is just 15.5 miles west of Split. It is an easy stop on any yacht charter itinerary.

When to Visit Trogir Croatia

To see this town minus the crowds, it is best to visit in June or September. The yachting season is officially from April to November. However, you may want to avoid the high season in July and August.

Trogir | Things to See and Do

Below is a brief guide to the best things to see and do in Trogir, Croatia.

See the Main Square

Journey through the charming town of Trogir by starting at the main square. Here, your first stop should undoubtedly be the awe-inspiring Trogir Cathedral. Marvel at the intricate Romanesque portal, a masterpiece crafted by the skilled hands of Master Radovan.

Don’t miss the elegant Gothic bell tower that graces the cathedral.

Walk the Cobbled Alleys

As you venture beyond the cathedral, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Trogir’s cobbled alleys. These quaint passageways have a delightful array of restaurants and gift shops. Taste local cuisine and shop for unique souvenirs.

Stroll the Seafront Promenade

Continue your exploration by strolling along the palm-lined waterfront promenade. This picturesque walkway offers charming cafes, inviting restaurants, and tempting ice cream parlors. Enjoy the scenic views and the gentle sea breeze. The promenade is a perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon or evening stroll.

Enjoy a Concert at the Kamerlengo Fortress

For a truly unforgettable experience, cap off your day by attending an evening concert inside the historic Kamerlengo Fortress. This fortress, constructed by the Venetians around 1420, provides a unique and atmospheric venue for cultural events. Immerse yourself in the rich history and acoustics as you enjoy a musical performance within fortress.

Explore the Trogir Loggia

Make sure to explore the Trogir Loggia, a charming architectural gem that adds to the town’s allure. Capture memorable moments at the Cipiko Palace, known for its photogenic appeal.

National Parks in Central Dalmatia

  • Šibenik-Knin County, National Park Kornati Islands. This is a region famous for its cultural heritage as well as its impressive natural beauty. The country’s first national park was founded here in 1949. It has miles of islands with crystal-clear waters that are great for diving and snorkeling.
  • Park Suma Marjan National Park and Biokovo Nature Park. Great choices to see stunning Croatian landscapes and picturesque views close to Trogir.

Foods to Try

Sample some of the flavorful local foods. Besides local seafood, cheeses, and wines, try:

  • Black Risotto: The dark color of this seafood dish comes from squid ink. It usually also contains shellfish such as clams and mussels.
  • Čobanac: A meat stew with lamb, veal, and pork.
  • Manestra: Savory bean soup similar to Italian minestrone.
  • Kremsnita: Delicious vanilla cream cake with puff pastry.

Marinas in Trogir

ACI Marina Trogir. Trogir marina lies opposite the historic center of Trogir, at the northern end of Ciovo. It is just 3 miles from Split airport, making it an ideal Croatia Yacht Charter starting point.