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Trogir and Split

Oct 2, 2010 | Europe, Our Travels | 0 comments

On the mainland, about 200 km north of Dubrovnik, are 2 historical towns, Trogir and Split. They are easily accessible by flights into the Split airport or by the sea. Split is also on several cruise ship routes.

Trogir and Split 1UNESCO’s acknowledgement of Trogir as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1997 has made the small but lovely old city a popular tourist destination. The stone streets and buildings are very charming and house many restaurants and shops.

We ate dinner at the Harbour Master’s 800 year old home. His wife cooked up a delicious, traditional Croatian meal–that’s her in the kitchen.  Isn’t that a great shot of the back of my head?

Trogir and Split 2

Split, the largest Dalamation city, is home to the well preserved Roman remains of the Diocleation Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest cities in the area going back over 1,700 years. The Palace was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a great reformer of the Roman Empire, as his retirement palace.

Trogir and Split 3
Trogir and Split 4

I highly recommend Split as a destination on the Dalamation Coast. If you have time, head to Trogir as well. For those on a limited schedule, the top coastal towns to visit are Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik, connecting amongst them via ferry.