Okrug, situated in the very heart of Ciovo island and only a few kilometers from UNESCO town of Trogir, is the most popular destination of Trogir riviera.
Okrug is divided into two regions. Okrug Gornji being the upper region and Okrug Donji the lower region. Both are situated in a spacious and obscured cove, Saldun, one of the most pleasant coves of the Adriatic.
A two kilometer long pebble beach stretches along Okrug Gornji. In the summer months it is the core of the riviera life. Numerous sports and recreational activities crowd the beach with swimmers during the day, whilst the night life continues in numerous bars by the sea.
The south-western part of the island consists of several natural beaches that despite being quiet and hidden, are easily accessible either by car, motorbike or boat.
More than a thousand apartments, rooms and villas, as well as two camping sites, are at your disposal during the summer season and many of which are available throughout the year.
Various accommodations and restaurants offered, Mediterranean scenery, wonderful beaches and coves, guarantee a unique holiday with memorable events and a desire to return one day.
Okrug is situated in the very heart of the Dalmatian region. It is approximately 30 km from the regional center, Split, an UNESCO town.
An immediate vicinity to the international Split airport (7 km away) makes Okrug easily accessible from any of the European centers throughout the year, and almost all European countries during peak season.
This ideal geographic position provides an excellent connection for sightseeing of other touristic and cultural locations.
A junction to the Split-Zagreb highway is only a few kilometers away, which again makes Okrug easily accessible from continental Croatia and Europe.
In neighbouring Trogir there is an ACY marina and the bus terminal with lines running to and from Split and neighbouring places. It’s only a five minute drive to Trogir, but for those in favour of walking, it takes about twenty minutes. Another option is to take a boat ride which runs every half hour from Okrug to Trogir and vice versa.
Okrug is ideal as a holiday resort at any time of the year. This Mediterranean region provides pleasant climatic conditions, with an average temperature of 16,3 C. Remarkable temperatures provide 281 days of more than 10C and 2670 sunny hours per year.
No doubt it is the most desirable destination in the summer when the climatic conditions are the most favourable, and one can take advantage of everything offered by clear sea, neighbouring islands, and numerous unforgetable Okrug beaches and coves.
Apart from its famous 2 km long beach, the most attractive ones are hidden in Duboka and Siroka coves, and near Bok, Businci and Mavarstica facing south. At the very cape, on the west, there is a Kava beach, named after an old quarry nearby. Kancelirovac and Racetinovac coves are popular with those in favour of boat trips.
After lively summer months and a pleasant Indian summer, Okrug turns into a place of its inhabitants, not closing the door to the visitors seeking peace and quiet in nature and long walks by the sea. In winter Okrug is a genuine littoral village of a cosy and tranquil life, full of enjoyment and beauty.
It’s always a pleasant experience to be in Okrug, whether winter or summer. There is always something to new to explore, see, and discover.
Okrug is one of the old Ciovo villages, mentioned for the first time at the end of the Middle Ages. It forms a historic whole with neighbouring Trogir. Its citizens were primarily fishermen and peasants, with traces still visible by observing old stone houses in the center, votive chapels and churches, picturesque island fields, and olive trees surrounded by stone walls. On Okrug coast there is an ancient St. Tudor’s church, where according to legend the first Trogirian hermit lived. The ruins of St. Euphemia’s church and convent from late antique period are still present on Fumija island. They were used by Trogirian benedictines during their field work. Noblemen from Trogir used the southern part of Saldun cove to build their villas. The remains of one such villa built by the Racetin brothers are still standing in Racetinovac cove.
A special atmosphere created by neighbouring islands and islets of the Trogir region, like Kljuda, Veli, Mali Drvenik, and nearby island of Solta, are all popular destinations by boat from Trogir. A ferry line is also available to Drvenik from Trogir.
Duga, Duboka and Siroka coves on the south-western part of the island (Tatinja is further south) are ideal, due to their unique location, for those in favour of peace and quiet in nature, under the shade of pine trees, facing the green islands of Fumija and Kraljevac. The name Kraljevac is reminiscent of a glorious visit by Bela IV, a famous Hungarian-Croatian King who took refuge there in 1242.
Passionate divers will enjoy excursions organized by the diving center, where they’ll discover the beauties of the sea world around Okrug and neighbouring islets.
A number of paths intertwining the island lead to the sea, fields or churches, and are ideal for nature lovers and bike riders. From the top of the island is a wonderful panoramic view to the neighbouring islands and the open sea.
A whole series of apartments, villas, houses, camps, are available in Okrug.
Comfortable accomodations, high quality service, and hospitable hosts will make you feel at home and guarantee a pleasant experience.
For those in favour of an immediate touch with nature there are two interesting camps to consider during the summer holidays: one special camp is unique for its location in untouched nature facing the islands of Solta and Brac, and the other camp, no less interesting, is surrounded by a pine forest, a beautiful pebble beach, and an excellent infrastructure in the vicinity of UNESCO’s town of Trogir.
During peak season, as well as all year round, there are more than a thousand accomodations in Okrug ready to welcome and meet the needs of every type of visitor.
A rich selection of restaurants, picturesque scenery, beautiful beaches, and quality accomodations will guarantee an unforgettable holiday with memorable experiences and a desire to return one day.
The main beach is the center of all daily and nightly events. Each visitor can find something to satisfy their needs- restaurants, taverns, pizzerias, bars, cafe’ bars,…
There is something special about having dinner while watching the sunset over Saldun cove, or enjoying yourself in a tavern hidden in Duga cove.
A few restaurants in the center of Okrug, in an authentic location of a small fishermen’s village, offer traditional Dalmatian specialities.
The rich cuisine offered here has become a souvenir of the island. Olives, figs, almonds, grapes, citruses, and especially olive oil are famous delicacies from Okrug.
It is customary to enjoy yourself at parties in Okrug during the summer, where besides music, one can enjoy fine delicacies as well.