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The amazing Trogir and Split, Croatia

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added on 10th of November, 2006

We left Venice in the morning after a hearty breakfast as far as you can call Italian breakfasts hearty of course, as they typically give you some Croissants, coffee and corn flakes J

It was a long drive but rewarding after all when we finally saw the Croatian sea.

We found our final location surprisingly fast. I had been in Trogir before but this had been years ago when I was still a kid. The skies were a bit rainy and there were strong winds. The owner of the villa here explained to me that the weather has been getting colder and colder over the past years and the typical temperature should still be around 30 degrees Celsius around this time of the year. We spent most of the day unpacking and then hanging around at the seaside. In the evening we had a stroll through the wonderful old town and a nice dinner in one of the many small restaurants that you can find in all the backyards.

Trogir's old town is amazing. It's recently been named an UNESCO world heritage site and it takes you about 2 minutes to figure out why. Most streets are so tiny that you can touch the walls on both walls at the same time. The historic side of the city is just as amazing as the picturesque site itself. Trogir has been well known and visited by the Romans and has been ruled by many different powers including the French, the Austrian-Hungarian, the Venetian and of course more recently the Yugoslavian. It is not surprising to see how fast this country has been developing since its independence after achieving independence. What you can see today is one of the most beautiful tiny cities with charming streets full of marble from the nearby mountains and tons of shops, restaurants, bars.

We planned to hang out at the beaches the next day, hoping for clearing skies and the warm weather we were looking to find here, but despite sun and beach fun all we got was heavy winds and some rain; quite depressing indeed after driving so far. The afternoon was better and we were able to hang out at the beach a little.

The next day was surprisingly beautiful. We woke up with the sun in our faces and couldn't wait to cook the overly large eggs they sell a the local market. We had our breakfast on the terrace and truly enjoyed the now beautiful view overlooking the entire bay. After we had our breakfast we went for a hike to find some nice spot to get a nice sun tan.

The beaches are not the typical sandy beaches people are used to but rather rocks and little cliffs covered by concrete patches. When you think about this picture it's not that enjoyable, but if you have been here you will see that you appreciate it more than most of the sandy beaches. The water remains amazingly clear with its beautiful turquoise colors. It's not as crowded here either and you don't fight the sand all the time when having a little afternoon snack. Trogir and the surrounding area are ideal for snorkeling; I rented a scuba diving mask for just about 3 Euros and swam out to see beautiful underwater sceneries. I am not much of a scuba diver; I just don't like all the gear around me. I can usually swim out there and look around plenty with just a mask and a snorkel. If I see something down below I can always dive down and hang out a bit to take a closer look. It feels as if I was closer to nature when I free dive rather than scuba dive… Anyhow, I saw plenty of fish, starfish, sea shells, and interesting looking rock formations. I like the starfish, for some reason they are part of everyone's childhood dreams of beaches, paradise and all and they are somehow lucky and happy. You can see a ton of them out on there.

Today is our last day and today it's raining again. It's warm but the rain is just annoying, maybe it's not bad because we all got a little too much sun yesterday so our skin deserves a rest. We bought more fish at the local market and will have a BBQ tonight with our neighbors, so that will be the right finish for us before we head back home to Germany.


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Culture buffs will have plenty to see in this town-museum just by walking its winding streets you encounter great monuments, unique examples of architecture. The historic center is located in Kastela Bay on an islet and holds the city’s greatest treasures. History is present and you can feel it by walking on the cobbled streets, visiting Trogir Castle, seeing the city wall and the churches. You can really imagine yourself living in those times as there is not much to remind you of the present. Ciovo is full of private houses and pensions. Eating here is great as you have a lot of opportunities to shop. Dominated by massive clock tower... Read more »


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Kastela - my favorite place in Croatia - Aug 7, 2008, by lindamura
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