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Trogir - Ciovo - Okrug Gornji

Trogir - town museum

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Meet the city with 2300 years of tradition. Its rich culture is created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians. Trogir with concentration of palaces, churches, towers, fortress on a small island in aevery way deserves it's nickname "THE STONE BEAUTY" Trogir has a long and a tumultuous history. The wealth of its archaeological findings show an uninterrupted continuity of habitation from prehistory to today; there are traces of life in this area dating from the year 2000 B.C. The ancient Greeks founded a colony called Tragurion on the foundations of an older Illyrian settlement during the 3rd/2nd century B.C. The historical core of Trogir is a unique monument of culture, and was therefore included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1997. The urban and architectural plan of Trogir has kept its basic medieval structural elements of a fortified town, the typical composition of streets and squares, the representative sacral and secular public facilities and a condensed myriad of other buildings. Regardless of the architectural value of some of its specific facilities, Trogir is most of all, remarkably valuable as a whole, with its many messages - artistic, cultural-historical and represents one of the most important cultural assets in Croatia, as well as the whole world.

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Famous History

Radovan's portal - Take the time to read about the Radovan Portal before you visit to make sure that you notice all...

Castle Kamerlengo is situated on the south-west side of the island. Present shape is in the exact state as it was in the 15th century ...

Cathedral of St. Lawrence is a Roman Catholic triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque Gothic ...

Saint Marc’s tower was built in the 15th century, located on the north-west side of the island as an extent of the Kamerlengo fortress....

Ciovo - peninsula

The island was inhabited already in prehistory and old Romans used to call it Boa (Bua, Bavo). Remainings of the pre-Romanesque church of St. Peter have been found near Slatine, in the Supetar cove. The medieval church of St. Maurice (Sv. Mavro) has been preserved in Žedno and the pre-Romanesque church of Our Lady near the Sea (Gospa pokraj mora). The population of Čiovo increased in the 15th century through the settlement of refugees who fled from the Turks. The Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica, with hermit facilities from 1546, situated among cliffs, lies on the southeast side of the island...

Ciovo is an island situated in middle Dalmatia, connected with the city Trogir by drawbridge, and administratively divided between Split, Trogir and Okrug. Total surface of the island is 28,8 km2 and there are several villages: Okrug Donji (Lower,) Okrug Gornji (Upper), Arbanija, Slatine, Zedno and Ciovo. Ciovo is about 2 km away from the mainland on the east (cape Marjan); on the north-west, it is connected with mainland by drawbridge (in Trogir). Since the island Ciovo is a kind of extension of the city Trogir, it offers a lot of possibilities for vacation, recreation and swimming, as well as numerous historical monuments. The Mediterranean vegetation, archipelago with small picturesque little islands, mild climate and most beautiful beaches in hidden bays, will certainly make your stay unforgettable. Ciovo's position in the heart of Dalmatia makes it ideal starting point for exploring rich cultural heritage and natural beauties of Dalmatia. We wish you a welcome to this beautiful island!

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Recommended

Lady of Prizidnica - among the steep cliffs above the sea, nearly five centuries ago the church of Our Lady of Prizdinica was built. 

The mansion Racetinovac  in the 1630 Racettin pious family build a mansion dedicated to St. Anthony.