Situated 28 km from Split on an island between the coast and the island of Ciovo, Trogir is surrounded by the sea. Trogir is a maze of medieval streets protected from cars by ramparts. Its romanesque and Renaissance architecture earned him a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Many nations have changed and mutually assimilated in this small area: Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, and finally Croats. It was also under Venetian, French, and Austrian rules. They have left their traces, but despite all of this, the Croatian people and their language survived during the stormy Trogir centuries until today.
Even though it’s a pocket-size town, there are plenty of things to see in Trogir. When you arrive, you notice the Renaissance North Gate with the statue of the town protector, St Ivan Orsini, hovering overhead. Going own Kohl-Genscher, you may wish to stop in the Town Museum housed in the former Garanjin-Fanfogna palace. The five rooms are full of books, documents, drawings and costumes from different periods of Trogir’s long history. Another important place is The St. Lawrence’s Cathedral (13th century) which is actually one of the major buildings in Croatia. Its portal, carved in 1240 by the Croatian Radovan, is a masterpiece of Romanesque art. The stone-built Old City Hall from 15th century has undergone many changes until the 20th century. Originally it housed a theatre. You can admire the elegant gothic garden behind the building, with a well in the centre and a staircase outside.
The city of Trogir, Marina, Seget Donji, Seget Vranjica, Vinicse and the island of Ciovo make up the Trogir Riviera. This area is rich in Mediterranean vegetation, olive groves and vineyards, numerous islands and bays, sand and pebbly beaches.