There are no canals in tiny Trogir. No gondolas. No bridges over meandering waterways. Never mind. It’s still nicknamed “Little Venice” for its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets.
And if you visit Croatia, you might wonder – is Trogir worth visiting?
Short answer? Yes!
If you can, try to make it to the medieval island town of Trogir. It’s an easy day trip from Split (and its fabulous Diocletian’s Palace).
Why you should visit Trogir!
Its rich history dates back 2,300 years ago. Founded by the Greeks, it was occupied by the Romans and later the Venetians.
Today, Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, gorgeously set within medieval walls – like a fairy tale town dreamed up by Hans Christian Andersen.
Look here! Look there!
Trogir is a lovely muddle of stone palaces, homes, shops and other buildings from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Cathedral of St. Lovro, Trogir
Don’t miss the Cathedral of St. Lovro (St. Lawrence).
A highlight is the amazing Romanesque doorway carved by Master Radovan (one of Croatia’s finest builders) in 1240. On the outer edge of the doorway are two lions, upon which two nude statues of Adam and Eve stand.
Also be sure to climb to the top of the cathedral’s 150-foot (47-meter) tall bell tower (but ony if you’re not afraid of heights). The views are awesome from up here!
Is Trogir worth visiting?
So, are you still debating whether to visit Trogir?
Have a look at these other photos of Trogir. And then you can decide…
Photo credits: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 to 10, 12, 17 and 20 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase