The perfect day trip
Most people who visit the Adriatic Coast, stop in Split and Dubrovnik and if this is the case for you, be sure to visit Trogir as well. It's just a short bus ride away from the busier streets of Split to the tranquility of this pseudo island oasis. Why do I say pseudo-island? Well, the mainland is so incredibly close that it doesn't really feel like you're all that isolated, but nonetheless, Trogir is a beautiful spot.
The Bell-tower of St. Michael
The belltower of St. Michael stands right next to the Kamerlengo fortress. It is all what was left of the church which was completely destroyed. According to the locals, the church of St. Michael was one of the most beautiful church in Trogir.
Porta Civitas is southern entrance in the town decorated with renaissance ornaments, still with well preserved wooden doors in its original look.
It faces the waterfront of Trogir and the nearby island of Ciovo.
Bell tower of Sveti Lovre Cathedral
The bell tower of Sveti Lovre is the tallest monument in Trogir and it gives an unobstructed bird's eye view on the whole city. The entrance fee is 5kn. We did not climb on top but we definitely should have done it. Next time, may be !
The bell tower was built much later than the cathedral itself. Matej Gojkoviċ built the first level in 1422 in early Gothic. The same Matej Gojkoviċ most probably built also the second level in Flamboyant gothic. Trifun Bokaniċ built the top level between 1592 and 1610 in mannerist Renaissance style. On the four corners of the roof stand the statues of the four Evangelists by A. Vittoria, 16th century (close-up on the second photo).
A Jewel On The Dalmatian Coast
"Nice Seaside Town"
We stopped for an hour in this small town which actually is an island just off the mainland. The town was established by Greeks several centuries BC and the island is now joined by a bridge to the mainland. The town has plenty of history and caters well for tourist requirements, it would be a nice place for an overnight stay.