Hidden Gems

Medieval magic with yacht hire in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  September 15, 2015

The profusion of different cultural influences helps to make Croatia such a fascinating place to visit. There are many stunning towns along the coastline to explore, and travelling between them is easy with yacht hire in Croatia. Make sure you stop at Trogir to see one of the Dalmatian coast’s highlights.

Croatia yacht hire - see the historic sights
Previously known as Trau, it’s easy to see why Trogir is also nicknamed ‘The Stone Beauty’. The tiny city is set within medieval walls but also features a plethora of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. One of the most famous landmarks here is the Cathedral of St Lovro. Featuring three naves, stunning painting in the sacristy and an ornately-carved portal, it is a very fine example of Venetian design and craftsmanship. Admire the chapel of St Ivan, browse the treasury to see unusual delights including an ivory triptych, and climb the tower to enjoy fabulous views of the town itself.

The Benedictine convent of St Nicholas is open for visitors from October to May. It is most noted for the orange marble relief of Kairos, the Greek god of opportunity. The Kamerlengo fortress was built several hundred years ago and is a truly impressive sight. Not only does it have lovely views over the inlet but during warmer months also hosts a number of open-air concerts and performances. The Grand Cipiko Palace and the Town Museum detailing Trogir’s rich history are also not to be missed.

If you want some time out from exploring the many beautiful buildings, simply wander among the maze of alleys and streets that give Trogir so much of its distinctive character. With so many spectacular sights, it’s no surprise that the entire town was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. An absolute must-see on your Dalmatian adventure.

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