TROGIR is a small town, port and tourist resort, situated in Split-Dalmatia County at the western entrance of the Kastela Bay, at an elevation of about 1 meter from the sea level. The town itself is situated on a small islet in the strait between the mainland and the island of Ciovo, to which is connected by bridges. Adriatic Highway connects it to all the settlements in Dalmatia, whereas, in the immediate vicinity, only 4 kilometers east of the town, in Divulje, is Split Airport.
Archaeological findings show that people already inhabited the island of Trogir in distant prehistory.
Trogir (Tragurium), as a settlement, was founded by Greek colonists, traders from Issa (Visa), in the 3rd century BC.
Church of St. Barbara (formerly St. Martin) is the most interesting one of medieval churches from the 11th century. From that time are the remains of a hexagonal St. Mary church on the southeastern end of the square, today the entrance to the museum of religious art.
The most valuable building from the 15th century, Great Cipiko palace, faces the cathedral. Nicholas of Florence, Ivan Duknovic and Andrija Alesi worked on its restoration. The three of them also built and decorated a Renaissance chapel of Blessed John of Trogir in the cathedral. On the eastern side of the square is the Communal Palace (Duke’s Palace),built in Renaissance style, which was first mentioned in the 13th century. On the southern side of the town square there is a lodge from the 14th century, which was used as a courthouse.Well preserved is the South Gate from 1573, which magnified once a Roman city and its famous people. Next to it there is a small lodge, once a shelter to those who were late to enter the city. In the vicinity there is a complex of buildings of a female Benedictine cloister of St. Nicholas, one part of which houses a small Kairos gallery, where religious life began in the 11th century. Above the northern town gate rises a statue of St. John, who guards the entrance to the city. In the vicinity is Garagnin Fanfogna complex of buildings,now the Town Museum.
Trogir is a tourist center with a very mild Mediterranean climate. The Trogir Riviera with numerous bays, headlands and bays such as Old Trogir Cove with its pebble, rocky and sandy beaches, Voluja, Vela Rina in Mali Drvenik, Krknjasi on Veli Drvenik, St. Euphemia area – the islet on the southwest of the island of Ciovo, Saldun bay, Racetinovac, Kancelirovac on the west side of Ciovo and Pantana area with a river spring and beach east of Trogir. This area is predominantly covered with Mediterranean vegetation, wineyards, fig trees, olive trees, a larger area of Aleppo pine, herbs like sage, the area perfect for trips, cruises and other forms of fun at sea.