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 should try to make it to the medieval island town of Trogir (an easy daytrip from Split).
Why should you 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! It’s a lovely muddle of stone palaces, homes and other buildings from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
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!
And now, because this is a “Snapshot Story” – designed to be short and sweet – we’re going to let these photos of ours show you why you should visit Trogir.