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Trogir was our introduction to the gorgeous towns that line the Dalmatia Coast of Croatia. And what a great way to start our tour of Croatia…Trogir is a gem that should be included even on the fastest of itineraries.

Trogir is located just thirty minutes west of Split by car. The old town is located on an island, accessible by bridges from the mainland. This town is tiny. Really tiny. You can walk from one end to the other in five minutes, if you move fast. But this tiny town is packed with charm, scenic views, and lots of great restaurants.

We were here at the beginning of April. This is the end of the off-season and restaurants are just starting to open up again after being closed for the winter. Some places were still closed, planning to open by Easter. At times, we felt like the only ones here, exploring these narrow streets on our own. It was wonderful.

Trogir is a very photogenic town…see for yourself on our photo tour.


Trogir in Photos

Trogir Square

The Central Square


St Lawrence Cathedral

For some of the best views, climb the tower of the St. Lawrence Cathedral.


The lovely town of Trogir Croatia

Coastline near Trogir

Croatia Flag

Awesome View from Trogir

Inside the Cathedral

Exploring Trogir

Wandering through town.


Tim Tyler and Kara Trogir


Pizzeria Mirkec

We ate lunch at Pizzeria Mirkec…amazing pizza!


Trogir Promenade

Walking along the waterfront.


By the waterfront

Kamerlengo Fortress

The views from fortress Kamerlengo are supposed to be awesome. Unfortunately, it was closed when we were here.


Cobblestone Street Trogir

More views of the old town.


Trogir Street Scene

A square in Trogir

Old Building Trogir

Stari Trogir

Walking through Trogir


Planning Your Visit

How Long Should You Spend in Trogir?

On the fastest of itineraries, you can walk through Trogir, climb the tower of the St. Lawrence Cathedral, and have lunch or dinner in about three hours. If you want to explore the town at a very leisurely pace, spend one night and one day here.

If you are staying in Split, Trogir makes a great half or full-day day trip.

Best Things to do in Trogir

  • Walk the Old Town
  • Climb the tower of the St. Lawrence Cathedral
  • Visit Fortress Kamerlengo

Trogir in April

In early April, Trogir was just waking up from its long winter’s nap. Many restaurants and the Kamerlengo Fortress were still closed. But there were also very few people here, which made for a very nice visit. During much of our time in Croatia, daytime temperatures were about 70°F and sunny.

When to Go

Peak season is the summer months of June, July, and August. Expect hot weather and lots of tourists. May and September may be better times to visit, with slightly cooler weather and fewer people.

If you have any questions about how to visit Trogir, let us know in the comment section below.

More Information about Croatia

DUBROVNIK: For a list of the top experiences in Dubrovnik, read our article Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik. We also have a guide on Where to Eat in Dubrovnik and an article about how to walk the Dubrovnik Walls.

BALKAN PENINSULA ITINERARY: Learn how to combine Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina into one epic road trip in our 11 Day Balkan Peninsula Itinerary.

ISTRIAN PENINSULA: With 3 days, you can go on a whirlwind tour of the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. Learn how to visit Pula, Cape Kamenjak, and Rovinj.

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR CROATIA: If you plan to explore beyond the borders of Croatia, Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina is a beautiful, fairytale town to add to your itinerary. Spend 2 days in Montenegro, visit the coastal town of Piran in Slovenia, or learn about the best places to visit in Slovenia, which sits to the northwest of Croatia.

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Here are 15 fairytale destinations to visit around the world. And if you are considering a trip to Europe, check out our article 30 Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe.


Planning a trip to Croatia? Read all of our articles in our Croatia Travel Guide.


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    Yes, Trogir is a beautiful town (I just wonder how you managed to get rid of the crowd to make such great photos – I couldn’t ;)).

    This is a tiny tip when visiting cities, that came to me after my trip to Croatia – smaller is better. Personally, I found Trogir and even Zadar much nicer place to visit than overcrowded (still pretty) Split. The same with Slovenia (Maribor over Ljubljana).

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Michal. Thanks for writing in. I think we got lucky with low crowds because we were here in early April, before peak season. It was a wonderful time to be in Croatia! Cheers, Julie

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    Hi Julie! We are planning a visit to Croatia in August. 13 full days with one day on either end dedicated to travel. Right now, we are planning on flying into Dubrovnik, however, as the cost of flying there vs Sarajevo is of minimal difference. Do you have any recommendations for how you might organize your roadtrip if starting and ending in Dubrovnik? Definitely want to spend time in Split, the islands, Dubrovnik, Kotor (a trip to Dumitor sounds amazing). Not sure if it would make sense to drive all the way up to Rovinj as well? Any recommendations would be *hugely* appreciated! Thank you!

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Wendy. I’d be happy to help. Fly into Dubrovnik, pick up a rental car, and then drive right to Split. Spend a few days in Split and you could even day trip to Krka National Park from Split, which looks very nice (we haven’t been here yet). Then, use the ferries to travel Hvar, Brac, Korcula, etc, as you head south towards Dubrovnik. Spend roughly 2 days in Dubrovnik. Then drive to Kotor, spend 2 days here, longer if you want to add a day or two to Durmitor National Park. Then return to Dubrovnik for your flight home. Alternatively, you could fly home from Sarajevo. From Kotor, drive to Mostar, spend a day and a night here, and then finish up your trip in Sarajevo. If you have any extra time, we LOVED Dubrovnik, even though it is touristy but Kotor is very nice too.
      I think Rovinj is too far away for this trip, especially if you have to get back to Dubrovnik for a flight. In the future, an Istrian Peninsula + Slovenia road trip is another trip idea.
      Cheers, Julie

  4. Avatar for Ouiam

    Thank you for this blog! I followed it to a tee, as I have only 3 houers. 😁. And you are right the Pizza at Mirkec is amazing (typing this while eating there at the moment!).

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      Yes!! Take a look at Krka National Park. It’s like Plitvice Lakes…you can swim here but it might be too chilly in April (but it would still be pretty to see). Cheers, Julie

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    We are traveling to Split in 1 month. Wanting to rent a car to travel on 1/2 and full day trips. How is it driving around the area? Should we pre-book any tourist activities prior to our arrival?

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Driving in Croatia is easy. However, parking in Split and other towns can be challenging. The centers of the towns are pedestrian only so you will park outside of town and walk in. It’s usually not far, just a 3 to 5 minute walk. But it helps to know where the parking lots are before you go…just look on Google maps. Much of what you do in these towns are eating, shopping, and strolling through the streets. If there is a tour you want to take, I’d book that in advance. There is a chance that some of the towers will have a queue to go up. You could do some advance research to see if you can purchase tickets in advance to skip the ticket line. I don’t know if this is necessary. We were in Croatia in April when it was very quiet. I would also make restaurant reservations in advance, especially for dinner. Cheers, Julie

  8. Avatar for Ruhi

    Hey !
    I am visiting Croatia and planning to stay 3 days in Split , I indent to spend 1 day exploring split and then on the next day going for a half day trip to Trogir, what do you suggest I spend my other half day doing? Also the third day should I do a full day tour to Hvar and return Split or spend the night at Hvar and then proceed to Dubrovnik ?
    I do not wish to drive so might explore options like a bus or boat whatever suits best.
    Also I have 3 days in Dubrovnik, where I’ll spend a full day in Montenegaro and the rest two days what should we not miss in Dubrovnik?
    Thanks in advance :))

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Ruhi. On your half day to Trogir, you could also visit Klis fortress and Putalj winery, if those interest you. They are both very close to Split. I think you can use Uber to get to Klis and the winery and take the ferry to Trogir. I did a quick search and couldn’t find a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik. I found this info on ferries from Hvar to Dubrovnik. See if this works for you. You could spend the night in Hvar and then take the ferry to Dubrovnik. Consider a visit to Korcula, a wonderful little town that’s on the way. We never visited it but I wish we did. For what to do in Dubrovnik, read our post about the best things to do. Cheers, Julie

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