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“Trogir - a magical ancient town on the Dalmatian coast”
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Trogir - a magical ancient town on the Dalmatian coast”
Reviewed 18 September 2009

Forget Dubrovnik - Trogir has all the beauty and age, but without the huge crowds of Dubrovnik. This is not to say though that it is not lively. A large portion of the visitors are Croatian, Bosnian or other near by countries. It is happily free of the big brands that tend to follow the English tourists.

The tiny town itself is a criss-cross of marble paved alleys, archways and crumbling old houses. Cafes and restaurants fill every square, and they are busy even at 2 or 3 in the morning.

The promenade is glamorous although visited by yachts of the very rich, and therefore very tasteless, but impressive if only to show that wealth has no affect on good taste!

In the old castle they often have open air concerts with a distinctly local air, although sometimes pandering too much to what they think tourists perceive of local culture. Open air films are the best - an old reel projector that they have to change half way.

Before the cathedral you will find some of the best ice cream in Croatia, specifically in Djiovani's.

People are very friendly, a few words of Croatian will find you sitting next to your neighbours, joining in the evening singing, or sharing a glass of home made wine.

The shops sell all the same stuff, which almost adds to their charm - a kind of naivety in the approach. The coffee is not as good as it should be, and never drink it on the promenade, but a few of the hidden cafes will give you a good Kava s'miljekom (coffee with milk)..!

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Boston USA
1 review
“Super”
Reviewed 9 September 2009

I am staying in Trogir in Palace Derossi. I'm suprissed with the young people that are working there. The owner is a young man who is also a guide, so he walked us through Trogir.
It was the best tour we had of the town. I would reccomend it to everyone.
We are having the best time here. The rooms are nice. We had a good night sleep.
The mornings in Trogir are something you should see I cant explaine. The air, the smells of a morning by the sea.
Thats all for now, I will write again when I leave Palace Derossi.
Coming next year again.
Mariela

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
126 helpful votes
“Most underated place in Europe!”
Reviewed 21 July 2009

I must admit that I'dnever even heard of Trogir, so I went with zero expectations, but it is the most delightful medieval town which rivals the best that Italy can offer at less than half the price! It reminded me of Simione, because it is surrounded by water, and Bergamo, because of its proximity to the airport. The perfect place for a weekend break as long as you don't mind the occassional low flying jet overhead!

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Komiza
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Charming place in Adriatic coast”
Reviewed 20 July 2009

Tragir is a small port in Croatia under UNESCO protection. Chocolate box pretty, well preserved, unbelievably clean-even toilet in outdoor market is clean, with toilet attendant! Make sure to visit this market in the port-fruit, veg, alcohol-exellent quality, we tried it all. Streets in Old town are narrow, full of charming souveneer shops. We had ice cream in a port caffe, looked at multi million dollar yahts, soaked in the sun. Atmosphere here is posh, prices high, but well worh it. We also checked out Tragirs central supermarket- good variety of food, better than average in Europe. We definately can recommend it for a day visit or longer stay.

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Wales, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
80 helpful votes
“Trogir - A good place to start”
Reviewed 11 June 2009

If you are thinking of visiting Croatia I recommend that you start your trip in Trogir. Trogir is approximately centre of the Dalmatian coast, and has the advantage of being only a couple of Kilometres from the airport at Split.

There is an abundance of accommodation in the town, but I recommend the Villa Jidro. The town itself is a total maze of alleyways and passages that open out into wonderful squares where people sit, have a drink and generally watch the world go by. It has everything you could want, magnificent churches, stalwart castles and a waterfront that equals Cannes.

I have read in guidebooks where they say that you should spend a morning or a day in Trogir – rubbish you could spend a month and still only scratch the surface.

From Trogir you can head north to the magnificent national parks with its lakes and waterfalls, or south to the large historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik. If you feel really adventurous hire a car and go inland into the rugged mountainous country of the interior.

If you want to visit Split from Trogir the best way is to catch the express bus, not the bright yellow local, into Split and then the water taxi back.

There are an abundance of good restaurants in Trogir but easily one of the best is Mirakul. Tucked away in a little alley the address is 27 Gradsky but the best way to find it is the following. Stand in the main square with the cathedral on your right shoulder and the old clock tower on your left. This will place you in the bottom left hand part of the square. Move towards upper left and turn left into a small alleyway, a short way down and you will find Mirakul. It has a large red sign above the main entrance.

Like a lot of restaurants in Trogir Mirakul does not have a roof, but don’t let this put you off. The menu is a good mix of Croatian and Italian food, all very reasonably priced. The fish dishes are especially good; you know the fish is fresh as part way through the evening the local fisherman brings his catch through the restaurant. They have quite an extensive wine list with mainly very good Croatian wines, however the house wines are very good and tremendous value for money. The service is excellent and the food is first rate. I can honestly say the best steak I have ever eaten was here.

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