Trogir, Croatia Cruise Port
Cruise the Adriatic Sea to find the incredible harbor port of Trogir, Croatia. The entire town is located on a small island between Croatia's mainland and the nearby (much larger) island of Ciovo. Trogir's historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, noted as being a "remarkable example of urban continuity," thanks to a street plan that dates back to the Hellenistic period (with beautiful embellishments added by subsequent rulers). In fact, Trogir is considered the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe. The town dates back to at least the 3rd century B.C., when Greek colonists called it Tragurion (from "tragos," meaning male goat). Not only popular for historic attractions, Trogir has lovely beaches and a seaside promenade, where you can hail a sailboat to float you to other parts of Central Dalmatia. Here are some of our favorite experiences when cruising to Trogir, Croatia:
With the entire town full of historic wonders, it may be hard to find a starting point. Try the three-nave Venetian Cathedral of St. Lovro (or Trogir Cathedral) built from the 13th to 15th centuries. With rich decor, incredible art (look for paintings of St. Jerome and John the Baptist), and stunning artefacts, little wonder it's Trogir's showcase. Don't forget to climb the bell tower for an amazing view.
The 14th-century Kamerlengo Fortress is found at the waterfront; it was built to control access to the harbor and Bay of Kastela. Take a walk along the walls and check out another tower (Trogir has many of them). At the far end of the fortress, you'll find a gazebo built during the Napoleonic occupation of Dalmatia.
The Town Hall was built in the 15th century and decorated in Gothic style. Check out the coat of arms and staircase, along with the well, which features a preserved winged lion of St. Mark.
The Grand Cipiko Palace was originally the home of a prominent Cipiko family during the 15th century. Note the medallions of angels, visit check out the Small Cipiko Palace nearby: the two homes were built by father and son.