Airport and transport – international airport (6 km); Split (around 27 km); highway connection to whole Europe.
History – traces of life from 2000 BC; settled by the Greeks on the foundations of an older Illyrian settlement during the IV-III century BC; in 1st century became Roman municipality which developed into a major port.
Interesting to see: Greek relief of Kairos (the god of a happy moment; 4th/3rd century BC; this is one of two exemplars in the world; kept in a Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas from 11th century); St.Barbara Church (9th century; pre-Romanesque the oldest chapel in Trogir preserved in its original form); the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (13th century; erected on the foundations of an older basilica; one of the most important architectural monuments in Dalmatia); Radovan’s portal (the most valuable monument of Dalmatian stone-worker’s trade; chiseled out for a cathedral of St. Lawrence by the master stone-mason Radovan); Duke’s Court (12th century); the town loggia (cloister; 14th century); Dominican monastery (period of 14th – 15th century); The Čipiko palace (oldest walls from the Middle Ages and the greatest share of the complex from 13th century); Fortress Kamerlengo (from 13th-15th century); Fortress of St. Marc (15th century); the city gate (17th century) and city walls (15th century).
Info – Trogir is the “city-museum” (each rock and building has its own importance for a specific period of history); the historic city is situated on a small island between the mainland and the island of Čiovo with altitude of approx. 1 meter above sea level and connected by two bridges; 13 000 inhabitants; the Trogir Riviera is rich with numerous bays, capes and coves; (since 1997) the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Where to go out: fishermen’s nights (people traditionally enjoy in fresh grilled fish, good vine and live music), folklore shows, classical music concerts (in special scenic sets of the town), exhibitions, theatre dramas…etc.
Inevitable to see: the Trogir Museum (opened in 1966); historical city core (with about 10 churches and numerous buildings from Middle Ages).
Good to know: Trogir is the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in the Adriatic and in all of Central Europe; water supply is from the Jadro River, the same source that supplied the ancient Diocletian’s Palace in Split (in 3rd century BC); the first pharmacy in Europe was opened in 1271 in Trogir (it was near the Cathedral; copy of original document is kept in Trogir’s Museum).
Trogirski zaljev (extensive bay; width around 6 NM in E-W direction; consist of two equally sized branches; in W branch is Bay Marina, E branch is merging with the bay Saldun on the island Čiovo): Bay Marina is exposed to bora and jugo. Shallows: (many) on the middle of the Trogir bay. Warning: marked cliff Čelice; in front of the entrance in the bay are many islets, cliffs and shallows (passages between them are wide and mostly deeper than 20 m).
Marina: exposed to jugo (bora causes big waves); (only in the port of the settlement Marina) shelter from all winds (for smaller vessels shelter from bora is in the cove Poljica, and from jugo is in the cove Šašina). Berth: along the pier in the port of the settlement Marina. Mooring: (smaller vessels) in coves Poljica or Šašina; (bigger vessels: recommendable) S from the hill Plokat.
(Marina) Marina (right after the breakwater on the N side of the port begins the marina that finish with 2 small moles opposite the waterfront with the tower): sheltered from all winds. Berth: (only smaller vessels) in the port (shallow: depths from 1-3 m); along the waterfront on the S side of the port or along one of the moles.
(Marina) Agana: exposed to bora and NW winds (both blow strong along the bay; but in marina they do not cause strong waves), jugo and E wind (cause gentle harbor swell in marina); sheltered from all other winds and waves. Warning: with the strong wind jugo the sea level rise and sometimes floods the pier on the S coast; summer storms (from the W-NW are sudden, therefore) are dangerous (but in marina they don’t cause waves).
(Marina) Poljica: sheltered from bora. Berth: (only smaller vessels) along many smaller moles (in the bay; build in front of the houses); one bigger mole (E part of the bay). Shallow: all along the coast. Warning: depths in the bay are below 4 m (mooring is recommended); cliff (in the middle of the bay).
(Marina) Šašina: sheltered from jugo and W wind (behind the breakwater). Mooring: (smaller vessels) on the middle of the bay (in front of the port). Depths in the bay are below 5 m. Shallow: S side of the port. Warning: along the breakwater rocks stick out (all around).
Seget: Berth: along the E side of the mole with the breakwater (depths from 2-3 m); another mole (W from the mole with the breakwater; in the W direction; closes the small closed port (mostly for vessels of the locals)). Shallow: along the stony waterfront (it continues on the E breakwater; depth of 2 m); in small closed port (placed W from the mole with the breakwater; depth 1-2 m).
Trogir (situated on the islet between the coast and the island Čiovo; connected by two bridges, one to the coast and second to the island Čiovo; marina is placed W from the bridge Trogir-Čiovo): Approach (the main visual clue): from the E side is marked waterway (with red and green marks); and from the W side is the lighthouse (green light) on the cape Čubrijan. Exposed to jugo, bora and W wind. Berth: in marina Trogir or along the city waterfront. Warning: only smaller vessels can pass under the bridge Trogir-Čiovo (depth is 4.5 m, but the height is only 2.4 m); mooring in the Trogir channel (from the connection of cape Čubrijan-Seget until 16°16′ E) is forbidden; current of W direction flows through the channel (speed is up to 3 knots).