Split & Trogir, Croatia (Dalmatian Coast)

Trogir Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Trogir - Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Split & Trogir, Croatia (Dalmatian Coast) (6/16-18/2009)

Split has an UNESCO World Heritage site Roman palace built in the 4th century. The powerful Roman emperor, Diocletian, retired here. Trogir is a medieval gem not to be missed.

Green Market Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Market - Split, Croatia
Split is the second largest city in Croatia. Split once was just a jumping off point to the Dalmatian Islands. Now it is cleaning up and is becoming much more. 

Trogir Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Trogir - Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Split comes alive at night along the plam-lined Riva harbor side promenade on a beautiful summer night.  

A large percentage of the world’s models come from Split – tall, thin… you know and we saw evidence of this.

Inside Split's Roman palace, something like 3,000 people live and work. It is packed with restaurants, bars, and shops. Go to the Golden Gate and rub the left toe of the Gregorius of Nin statue - they believe it brings you luck. 

Diocletians Palace Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Diocletians Palace 
- Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Hotel Bellevue Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Hotel Bellevue 
- Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
We took a boat to another UNESCO World Heritage site, the beautiful medieval town of Trogir, considered a town museum because of its preserved architecture from many cultures dating back 2000 years. Trogir is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe (see photos).

Fish Market Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Fish Market 
- Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Split - Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Local Young Dancers Split Dalmatian Coast Croatia
Local Young Dancers 
 - Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Compacted onto a tiny island connected to the mainland by a bridge, narrow medieval streets wind through the enchanting town of Trogir revealing hidden restaurants and eye-catching galleries. 

A wide seaside promenade snakes around Trogir, culminating in a charming port full of sailboats waiting to take you to the islands of Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli with their pristine sand beaches and secluded coves. 

Stretching out from the main land of Trogir to either side is an infinite number of beautiful beaches as well. It is a fascinating place to just wander and also contains a range of accommodation.




Trogir is served by frequent buses that make the 20-mile trip from Split.



Interesting start of our visit to Split and Trogir... we flew from Athens to Split on budget airline SkyEurope. We arrived into Split at 11:30 at night with no room reservation. Pat talked to a drink stand vendor who made a call and we got a room in the most central part of Split.






Please also see our 5 other blog posts for Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coast and islands: 

Croatia - Brac Dalmatian Island





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2 comments:

  1. Both Split with its Roman Palace & medieval Trogir look amazing. I'm looking forward to visiting Croatia someday soon.

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  2. After reading this, I'd like to visit both Split and Trogir in Croatia.

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