Split and Trogir

Split and Trogir

Average distance: 50 km

splitMany people call Split, a city under the protection of UNESCO, “the most beautiful city in the world”. This ageless city with the population of around 300,000 inhabitants (including its wide area), which give it a warm Mediterranean charm, lives with its urban rhythm for already more than 1,700 years, it abounds in many cultural and historical monuments and one of the best examples of it is the widely known Palace of Deocletian.

When, in the year 305, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled the entire world at that time, decided to build his leisure time abode – in which he intended to spend the rest of his life – he had no doubt as to exactly where build to it. In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split.

Trogir, a town resembling a palace: many poets tried to put in words their fascination with the historic town of Trogir. They all came to the same conclusion: you have to experience it, sense its smell, to love it. But when they did it, they fell in love with it once for all.

Houses built from stone and mainted with love emanate the feeling of tranquility. The play of light and shadow, which changes not only daily but almost with every hour, weaves every visitor into its net, both on the squares swarming with people from all around the world as on countless small streets, which seem completely deserted. This phenomenon makes you want to stay here forever.

Not in vain was Trogir proclaimed a town of world’s cultural heritage in 1998.