Located on the Adriatic coast, Trogir is a historic town and harbor located in Split Dalmatia County, Croatia. Founded by the Greeks in the 3rd Century BC, Trogir was a major port until the Roman period. The prosperity of its neighbor, Salona took away from much of its prosperity.
Originally called Tragurion by its Greek founders, Trogir became refuge for the citizens of Salona, which had been destroyed during the Slavic migration. In 1123, Trogir was conquered and almost destroyed by Saracens, only to recover in due time to become a major economic power in the region. In 1420, a long period of Venetian rule began. After the Fall of Venice in 1797, Trogir became part of the Hapsburg Empire.
A true museum town, Trogir is filled with around 2,300 years worth of history and culture, with historical monuments, art, architecture, and numerous scenic spaces like alleyways and a gorgeous harbor. Visitors to Trogir are sure to be enthralled with its complex heritage and beauty. Trogir has a tremendous concentration of churches, cathedrals, and palaces.
Considered one of, if not the best-preserved Romanesque villages in all of central Europe, Trogir embodies Romanesque idyllic architecture and culture. Trogir's unique historical core is Radovan's Portal, designed and built by Master Radovan, a mostly enigmatic artist of the 13th Century. The Portal is his grand opus and his most famous piece of art and the centerpiece to the town. The relief of Kairos is prominent on the portal, making it in essence, the city's touristy souvenir.
Lush green vegetation and numerous beaches typify the wider surroundings of Trogir. These pebbled beaches are offset along the coastline with many islands and islets. The coastal strip of Kastela Gulf boasts a harbor with a vibrant ship-building culture. The Trogir ACI Marina sports 200 berths at sea and 80 inland.
Trogir is dotted with high quality accommodations like hotels, boarding houses, and apartments and there are many activities to partake in. Among these are tennis, bowling, jogging, surfing, and the traditional sport of Bocce. The old core of Trogir can be found on a small island between the island of Ciovo and the mainland. This can be reached by a picturesque stone bridge from the mainland and via a drawbridge from Ciovo.
The town of Trogir spreads northward to the coast of Ciovo, opposite the small island. Among Trogir's chief economic forces are shipbuilding, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and the tourist trade. Located on the main road, M2, E65, Trogir is serviced by the airport in nearby Resnik.