Day Trip to Trogir: Make the Most Out of Your Visit

Experience the magic of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in a day filled with history, culture, and breathtaking views. Begin your journey in the heart of the city, where architectural marvels like the 13th-century Ćipiko Palace await.

As the day unfolds, ascend the Fortress Kamerlengo for a panoramic view that will leave you speechless. Take a break at one of the local eateries, where you can savor the flavors of Croatia. Don’t forget to dip your toes in the clear blue waters of the local beach, a perfect way to unwind.

As the sun sets, the city’s old town comes alive, offering a perfect end to your day. A day trip to Trogir is more than just a visit; it’s an unforgettable journey through time and beauty. If you need help reaching Trogir, check out my guide on how to do just that.

Morning Visit

Central Square in Trogir and surrounding attractions

  • Highlights: Ćipiko Palace, Trogir Clock Tower & Loggia, and Church of St. Peter
  • Practical Information: The square is easily accessible, with several attractions within walking distance. It’s a great place to start your day trip to Trogir.

The central square in Trogir is a bustling hub, perfect for relaxation and people-watching. Encircled by cafes, restaurants, and shops, it’s a favorite spot for both locals and tourists.

Ćipiko Palace

  • Working Hours: Open 24/7
  • Ticket Prices: Free
  • Exploration Time: 30 minutes to an hour

In the heart of Trogir, the Ćipiko Palace stands as a testament to the city’s rich history. This 13th-century architectural marvel, once home to the influential Ćipiko family, showcases a blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance styles.

While the interior isn’t open to the public, the palace’s exterior and courtyard are worth admiring, especially the intricate balconies and arches. Its location opposite the Cathedral of St. Lawrence enhances its appeal.

Trogir Clock Tower & Loggia

  • Working Hours: Open 24 hours, freely accessible
  • Ticket Prices: Free
  • Exploration Time: 30 mins – 1 hour

The Trogir Clock Tower and Loggia, located on John Paul II Square, are UNESCO-listed landmarks that encapsulate Trogir’s captivating history.

The 14th-century Loggia houses reliefs by renowned artists, while the Clock Tower, part of the former St. Sebastian’s Church, features a dome from the 15th century. The area is a hub for social and cultural activities, surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, and ice cream stores.

Church of St. Peter

  • Working Hours: Irregular, check with local tourist office
  • Ticket Prices: Free entry
  • Exploration Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Tucked away in Trogir’s narrow streets, the Church of St. Peter is a historic gem. This 13th-century church, part of a former women’s Benedictine monastery, showcases a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic architecture.

Inside, the main altar features exquisite Baroque wooden sculptures of Sts. Peter and Paul. The church offers a serene visit, often filled with the harmonious sounds of a school choir.

Mid-Morning Activity

Visit the Fortress Kamerlengo

  • Working Hours: April – May: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; June – September: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; October: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
  • Ticket Prices: Adults – around 4 €; Students and children aged 7 – 18 years old around 2 €; Children under 7, disabled persons, and tourist guides – Free.
  • Exploration Time: 30 mins to 1 hour.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Trogir and Ciovo, educational room detailing the castle’s history.
  • Practical Information: The fortress is easily accessible by bike or on foot. Make sure to climb to the top for the best views, especially during sunset.

Kamerlengo Castle, a 15th-century fortress, stands as a testament to Trogir’s resilient past. Located at the end of Trogir Riva, the fortress offers panoramic views of Trogir and Ciovo from its top.

Inside, there is an educational room that provides insights into the castle’s history. The modest entrance fee is well worth the rich history and stunning vistas.

Lunch Spot

Restaurant: Pizzeria Mirkec

Brief Description: Pizzeria Mirkec is one of the top-rated pizza places in Trogir, located in the heart of the old town. They offer a wide range of pizzas, as well as other Italian dishes.

Recommended Dishes: Pizza Margherita, Pizza Quattro Formaggi, and Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi.

Practical Information: The pizzeria is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and the average price range is 7-15 €. Reservations are recommended.

Afternoon Visit

Copacabana Beach (Okrug Gornji, Čiovo)

Brief Description: Copacabana Beach, a lively pebbly beach with clear blue waters, offers a variety of water activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, and motor-boating, along with two nearby inflatable aqua parks.

Despite its rocky sea bottom, the beach’s vibrant atmosphere and proximity to local attractions make it a must-visit. It’s easily accessible by public transportation, with parking available nearby.

The beach is well-equipped with facilities including showers, toilets, changing rooms, and rentals for parasols and lounge chairs, but consider bringing your own to save on costs. It’s a popular spot and can get busy, especially in the evenings. For alternatives, check out my guide on the best beaches in Trogir.

Highlights: Clear blue waters, variety of water activities, proximity to local attractions.

Practical Information: Accessible by public transportation, and parking is available nearby. Can get crowded, especially in the evenings. Consider bringing your own sunbed and umbrella.

Late Afternoon Activity

Visit Trogir’s Cathedral of Saint Lawrence

  • Working Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily
  • Ticket Prices: Adults – around 3 €, Students and Children – around 2 €
  • Exploration Time: 1 to 2 hours

Brief Description: The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence is a Romanesque-Gothic marvel located in the heart of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the cathedral is known for its Radovan’s Portal and the treasures housed in its treasury.

A climb up the bell tower offers panoramic views of Trogir. Remember to dress appropriately, covering your shoulders and knees.

Highlights: Radovan’s Portal, treasury, panoramic views from the bell tower.

Practical Information: The cathedral has a dress code—shoulders and knees should be covered. The climb to the bell tower involves a narrow spiral staircase.

Dinner Spot

Restaurant Name: Restaurant Vanjaka

Brief Description: The restaurant is located in the heart of Trogir’s old town and offers a wide range of traditional Croatian seafood dishes.

Recommended Dishes: Grilled fish, octopus salad, and black risotto.

Practical Information: The restaurant is open from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM and the average price range is 20-35 €. Reservations are recommended.

Evening Entertainment

Walk around Trogir’s old town and Riva

Brief Description: Take a leisurely stroll around Trogir’s old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the beautiful architecture and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the town at night.

Highlights: The town is a great place to explore on foot, with its narrow, winding streets and charming squares.

Practical Information: The old town is free to visit and is open 24/7.

3 Alternative Attractions to Consider

St. Dominic Monastery

  • Working Hours: Irregular, check before visiting
  • Ticket Prices: Small entrance fee
  • Exploration Time: 1 hour

Brief Description: The Church and Monastery of St. Dominic, founded in 1265, is an impressive testament to Trogir’s sacral architecture. The complex features a tall bell tower, an austere monastery, and a treasure trove of sacred art. Despite some ongoing restoration work, the church remains open to visitors.

Highlights: Gothic cloister, Baroque chapel dedicated to Mary, collection of sacred art.

Practical Information: Located on Obala bana Berislavića 17, easily accessible. Check opening hours beforehand.

Trogir City Museum

  • Working Hours: Opens at 10 AM (Check locally or contact the museum for closing time)
  • Ticket Prices: Approximately 3 €
  • Exploration Time: 45 to 60 minutes

Brief Description: The Trogir City Museum, housed in the former Garagnin-Fanfogna palace, presents a detailed journey through Trogir’s history. The museum features a collection of intricate stone carvings, works by modern Croatian painters, and architectural artifacts.

Highlights: Collection of intricate stone carvings, works by modern Croatian painters, and architectural artifacts.

Practical Information: Ideal for a rainy day exploration or a quiet afternoon.

St Mark’s Tower

  • Working Hours: Varied, check in advance.
  • Ticket Prices: Not specified, verify prior to visit.
  • Exploration Time: Quick stop, around 15-30 minutes.

Brief Description: St. Mark’s Tower, a 15th-century defensive structure, represents a bygone era of fortitude and bravery. Today, it’s home to the House of Dalmatian Music. Despite its intermittent opening to the public, the Tower is an impressive sight to behold from the outside.

Highlights: 15th-century defensive structure, home to the House of Dalmatian Music.

Practical Information: Located near the canal, around the corner from the Kamerlengo Tower. Check opening hours and ticket prices beforehand.

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