Friday, 15 July 2016

Croatia - Trogir

Exploring Trogir, Croatia


Our final holiday destination was the picturesque historic town of Trogir. Just a few miles from Split airport, it was a beautiful place to make the most of our last couple of days before flying home to London.

Bridge at Trogir in Croatia


We had hoped to drive along the coast from Starigrad-Paklenica to Trogir, but the SatNav had other ideas and couldn't be persuaded to direct us along that route (we think it may have actually involved a ferry). No worries though, inland Croatia is still a beautiful drive and we made it to Trogir without issue.

Arriving a little earlier than expected (even after navigating a very steep set of back roads to find our apartment), we had a couple of hours to kill before we could check in. We sat ourselves down at a restaurant overlooking the Old Town and had a leisurely lunch before heading into the supermarket to get some breakfast supplies.

Yachts at Trogir Old Town in Croatia


Once we'd checked in to our apartment, we gathered up towels and books and wandered down the hill to the beach. It was a beautifully warm day, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine and cooling off swimming in the sea.

And the sea was amazing. Clear, gentle and just the right temperature. Seeing as I'd spent the past two months on the Atlantic coast in South Africa, I'd forgotten that going into the water isn't always painfully cold!

Beach at Trogir in Croatia
Beach at Trogir in Croatia Now we had planned to go into the Old Town for dinner, but the restaurant by the beach had looked so inviting and had such a stunning view that we couldn't pass it up. We ate delicious food, with the sound of the sea behind us, and a waiter who couldn't stop laughing (whatever it was at hadn't actually been that funny, but he chuckled all night!).

View from restaurant at Trogir


Our plan for the final day was supposed to be a beach day - all day reclining in the sunshine and swimming out to sea. We made a valiant effort that morning, but the dark clouds turned to a heavy downpour and we took shelter at the restaurant again, sipping cups of coffee and watching the lightning zigzag across the sky.

Boat in the storm at Trogir


It became clear that it wasn't really a beach day, so we had a change of plan and headed into Trogir Old Town for the afternoon. We wandered around the beautiful buildings, stopping to capture photos of the stone work, the colour, the food. (And also dashed back to the car, having forgotten to pay parking. Again.) The Old Town at Trogir is marvellous and charming with so much to see and an incredible selection of restaurants.

It's beautifully kept, with sprays of colourful flowers hanging from the windows and decorating the doorsteps, making the town look lively and summery even on the greyest of days!

Trogir Old Town
Diners at Trogir Old TownChurch at Trogir Old TownTrogir Old Town

Restaurant in Trogir Old Town
Trogir Old Town, Croatia
Marketplace at Trogir in CroatiaBoats at Trogir
Trogir Old Town
Flowers at Trogir
Flowers on the steps at Trogir Old Town in Croatia


We sat down at a square for ice creams, then headed home for lunch and a few more rounds of card games. Determined to have one last shot at enjoying the beach, we tried to ignore the grey clouds and went for a final swim in the sea before dinner.

For our last holiday meal we made our way back to the Old Town and tried our very best to be decisive over which of the many restaurants we should go for! We settled for Tragos, a pretty restaurant serving tasty food - and all accompanied by the perfect kind of background singing, the kind that sets the atmosphere without being intrusive.

Tragos Restaurant Trogir
Singers at Tragos restaurant in Trogir, Croatia I loved Trogir and it was the perfect place to finish up our wonderful holiday. It's well worth a visit if you're in that part of Croatia!

Jennifer
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6 comments

  1. Trogir looks beautiful! We wanted to go to Croatia this summer but left it too last minute, it's definitely top of the list for next year though! Stephie xx

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    1. Yes, definitely go next year - you'll love it! x

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  2. Oh my god girl. HOW freakin' amazing are your photos?! I loveeeeed scrolling through this post. I've never been to Croatia but this post has definitely put it on the map for me, looks like you had such an amazing time!

    Katie xx ¦ La Coco Noire

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, Katie! It's a photogenic place, it does all the work itself! :) x

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  3. such a lovely place! it reminds me so much of dubrovnik and all the scenes from Game of thrones. now i have to add this little place to my croatia wish list<3

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope

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