K. A. Stepinca 78 b, Trogir, Croatia
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Side view of the church
Venetian Gothic style windows
View of the seating area of the amphiteater
togir or split?
I will be in Croatia for a week starting this Saturday. Will be landing in Split and then taking a round trip to either Hvar or Korcula, Dubrovnik, and then back up in time to catch my morning plane a week later.
Is it better to overnight in Trogir or Split in order to get to the airport?
Is accomodation cheaper in Trogir than in Split?
I was thinking about only spending one night in either Trogir or Split before my flight home - or are there any reasons/attractions to see that would warrant a 2 night stay before flying out?
RE: togir or split?
Trogir is a charming small walled city, close to the airport, and hotels there are likely to be cheaper than those in Split. From Split, though, there's a regular airport bus service, leaving from close to the ferry port.
Allow time to wander around Dioclitian's palace in the centre of Split, a fascinating medley of most of the architectural styles of the past 20 centuries!
RE: togir or split?
Trogir is closer to the airport, and you can catch a bus from there or perhaps a cheaper taxi. Trogir is truly lovely. If you want a relaxing last night, it would be a nice choice.
Trogir has a webpage with accomodation links: http://www.trogir-online.com/
I found accomodation more difficult to come by in Split. But if you have never been to Split, the palace is amazing--plus it's a lively city with much to offer--and very different from the other places you'll visit.
Here is a great map of Split:
Travel Tips for Trogir
Klis CAstle Fortress
The fortress dates back to the Illyrian DAlmatae tribe that used the hill for defense back in BC times. It was one of the most important strongholds from 2nd century BC through to 1800's. The fort is three tiers, one higher than the other so if intruders got through one segment, narrow passages and slits in the wall could defend the next level. The Romans used it for centuries to deter the frontier of the mountain range that separated the Romans form Ostrogoths and many other invaders. The fort became the ruling seat for many Croat kings, and they fought many battles form here. There were also a number of sieges, to no avail to takeover the fort. The Turks tried to take over the territory in 1500's, but the fort kept them at bay for a couple hundred years, but they finally took over. The Venetians did get control in 1648 from the Turks, and modified the fort for more modern defenses. The Austrians did the same thing when they got control in 1800's. They even modernized much of the inside for the residents. The fort was used in WWII due to its strategic location covering the huge valley below and the mountains above.
Rear of Sveti Lovre Cathedral
Sveti Lovre Cathedral (Saint Lawrence Cathedral) was built from the 13th to the 15th century on the spot of an antic Greek temple. Building the cathedral begins in about year 1200. It gets together Gothic and Romanesque styles. The southern portal was finished in 1213. The main (western) portal, called the Radovan portal, was carved in 1240 (the date is carved above) by Master Radovan and his followers. Unfortunately, in 2005, it was still under extensive refection, apparently scheduled for still several years and we could not see anything of the portal. I have read that Sveti Lovre Cathedral was called Saint John by locals but have not checked it.
St. Nicholas Church & fortress
This is a mix of a church and fort that were the outer walls of defense for centuries. The church is a Benedictine/convent monastery and still in active use. The church was built in the 14th century and after some attacks, it also added the fortress compound. The church is open 9-12 and 3-7.
"The old town"
The old town of trogir is situated on an island between the main land and the island of Ciovo. The architecture of the old town is very impressive, and you will certainly enjoy walking through it's narrow cobblestone streets. The old town is small enough to be visited in half a day. The main bus station is located right next to the bridge going straight to the old town. The airport is also only 4km away...
There is a lot of nice restaurants and shops in the old town. Trogir is only 28km from Split. Regular bus connection will bring you from one town to the other. I strongly recommend you take one of the major company buses as opposed to the city bus (line #37) as you will cut the travel time in half. Prices range from 12 to 25 kunas per person, depending on the company choosen.
The riva, by the water, is a great place to walk, sit on a terrace and enjoy life...
"Cathedral of St. Lawrence"
Impressive... The portal, sculpted in 1420, is absolutely beautiful. The cathedral is the highest monument of the old town, and you can climb up the bel tower for the best view you can have on the old city
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