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Location: Split-Dalmatia County   Map

Info: Obala bana Berislavica 12

(021) 881 412

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Description of Trogir

Trogir (in Italian and Dalmatian Traù, in Latin Tragurium, in Greek Tragurion, in Hungarian Trau) is a port and historical city on the Adriatic coast, in the Split-Dalmatia region, Croatia, where 10,907 inhabitants reside (2001) , 13,322 in the municipality (2001). Trogir is located 27 km west of Split. The city is built on a small island (about 1 km²) located between the mainland and the island of Ciovo. The center of the city is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997.


Trogir is a historic Croatian city located in Split-Dalmatia County on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It was initially found by the Greek colonists who liked the this well defended and well suitable harbor. Greeks also gave the city its name after a Greek tragos that means male goat. The city was demolished by the Saracen invasion in 1123. Its reconstruction was carried out by the Genoese and Venetians who fought over possession of the strategic harbor. In the late 18th century Trogir became part of the Habsburg Empire, after World War I it became part of Yugoslavia. Upon the break up Trogir went into possession of Croatia.


Travel Destinations in Trogir

Croatian town of Trogir was first mentioned in the 3rd century BC. It rose to prominence by playing an important role as a trading post between Greek colonists and local tribes. Over time Trogir was overshadowed by much larger town of Split. However coming of Dark Ages to the Roman Empire along with hordes of barbarians became a mixed blessing for Trogir. Its strategic island position made sure that even small military garrison could defend residents of the town. Unlike nearby cities Trogir wasn't sacked by the barbarians. The old historic part of the town is added to a UNESCO World Heritage due to its unique architecture.

Kamerlengo Castle (Gradina Kamerlengo) (Trogir)



Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Trogir)


Cipiko Palace (Trogir)

Town Hall (Trogir)

Trg Ivana Pavla II

Saint Barbara Church (Trogir)

It is the oldest of the surviving churches in Trogir. It was constructed in the 9th century.

Church of St. Nicholas (Trogir)

Gradska ulica 2

Tel. (021) 881 631

Church of St. Dominic (Trogir)


Obala Bana Berislavica

Open: summer: 8am- noon, 4pm- 7pm daily

Church of St. John the Baptist (Trogir)


Land Gate (Trogir)


Statue of  Saint John of Trokir




History of Trogir

In the third century B. C., Tragurio was founded by Greek settlers from the Isle of Vis, developing as an important port until the arrival of the Roman Empire. The rapid prosperity of Salona (today Solin, near Split) reduced the importance of Trogir. During the migration of the Slavs, the citizens of the destroyed Salona fled to Trogir. From the ninth century, Trogir paid tribute to the successive kings of Croatia. The diocese of Trogir was established in the eleventh century (abolished in 1828) and in 1107 was left to the Hungarian king Coloman, thus gaining its autonomy as a city.

In 1123 it was conquered and almost completely destroyed by the Saracens. However, Trogir recovered after a short period experiencing a powerful economic prosperity during the 12th and 13th centuries. In 1242 King Béla IV found refuge here when he fled from the Tartars. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the Šubic family frequently governed the duchy of Trogir, elected by the citizens; Mladen III 1348, according to the inscription that appears in the tomb of the Cathedral of Trogir, called "the shield of the Croats", was one of the most prominent members of the Šubic family.

In 1420, a long period begins under Venetian control. With the fall of Venice in 1797, Trogir became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that had control of the city until 1918, except during the occupation of the city by France between 1806 and 1814.

After the First World War, Trogir, together with all of Croatia, became part of the "State of the Slovenes, Croats and Serbs", which would later be known as Yugoslavia. The Italian Dalmatians of Trau, under the command of Count Farfogna, tried to imitate what D'Annunzio did in Fiume by creating an independent Italian territory in 1919, but the tentative failed. During World War II, Trogir was occupied by Italy and later liberated in 1944. From then on it belonged to Yugoslavia, and since 1991 to Croatia.