Top 10 Trogir Excursions, Tours and Activities
January 21, 2020
Spending your summer holidays in Trogir has many perks – this medieval town often overlooked due to its bigger neighboring cities has a long history dating back to ancient times and undeniable cultural value. Exploring the historical landmarks in the old UNESCO protected city center situated on the small island between the mainland and island Čiovo is a truly magnificent experience, however, there is much more this charming little town can offer for those who wish to make the best out of their stay. The abundant offer of various excursions, tours, and activities you can do will surely make your stay a memorable experience.
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1- Plitvice Lakes
For those who enjoy walks in nature, visiting a national park is a perfect choice. As the oldest and most famous national park in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes has become one of the most recognizable attractions featured in almost all travel brochures about Croatia. Easy and accessible walking trails, boardwalks spreading over the crystal clear water, magnificent viewpoints and breathtaking waterfalls make Plitvice Lakes perfect for visitors of all ages and truly a must-see during your visit to Croatia. Even though it takes a bit of a drive to get to Plitvice Lakes from Trogir (approximately 3 hours with a car), the beautiful scenery and perfect pictures you will have as a reminder of your visit to Plitvice Lakes will undoubtedly make it worth it.
2- Krka Waterfalls
Plitvice Lakes is the most popular national park in Croatia, but there are many other national parks much closer to the coast and equally stunning which are worth visiting during your stay in Trogir. One of these parks is the National park Krka, featuring fascinating waterfalls and beautiful cascades, located just 1 hour of driving away from Trogir. Krka Waterfalls national park encompasses nearly 27,000 acres along the Krka River in central Dalmatia, approximately 10 km inland from Šibenik. In addition, unlike Plitvice Lakes, national park Krka still allows swimming in selected areas inside the park. Travelers who stay in Trogir will notice a big variety of tours and excursions to Krka Waterfalls which go on a daily basis, some of which also include visits to other towns such as Primošten or Šibenik, but also half-day tours designed for those who are just interested in seeing the waterfalls.
Dubrovnik – the pearl of Adriatic – is one of the most beautiful and most notable coastal destinations not only in Croatia but in Europe as well. As an old medieval town, Dubrovnik is famous not only for its walls and fortifications but also as the filming location for King’s Landing from Game of Thrones, which surely contributed to its word wide popularity in the recent years. The city’s white limestone streets, the lovely old town of Stari Grad and a cable car ride to the top of the scenic Mount Srđ will surely make your visit a memorable experience. Dubrovnik is easily reachable from Trogir – approximately 4 hours of driving will take to get you from Trogir to Dubrovnik. Like with Plitvice Lakes, it’s a bit of a drive, but it will be worth it!
4- Blue Cave & Hvar tour
For those looking for a full-day boat trip which will take you along most of the islands of the Trogir archipelago, Blue Cave and Hvar island tour is a perfect choice. Located on a tiny islet of Bisevo, Blue Cave (Modra Špilja) is a natural phenomenon which is definitely worth seeing. The strongest rays of sun between 11 am and 1 pm passing through an underwater opening illuminate the cave with a bright blue light, creating an unearthly and spectacular effect that will surely be carved in your memory.
The tour will also take you to the town of Hvar located on Croatia’s sunniest island of the same name. Hvar was one of the most important naval bases of the central Adriatic throughout history. Today the town is known for its city walls and the ancient Fortica fortress, but it is also no stranger to the spotlight and is famous for welcoming the hottest international celebrities and world-class yachts, though behind its prestige is a charming, humble, and ancient town waiting to be explored.
On your way from the island of Hvar don’t miss a chance to enjoy the panoramic view of the amazing archipelago of Pakleni islands – set of 14 islets and the oldest and the most famous Hvar’s resort with a spacious lagoon with shallow sandy beaches, surrounded by pine forest, rosemary bushes, and various exotic plants.
5- Blue Lagoon (3 island tour)
If spending an entire day on a speedboat trip visiting Blue Cave & Hvar seems too much for you, there is another option for those looking for a nice family boat trips during their stay in Trogir – the 3 island tour, also known as the Blue Lagoon tour. This tour will take you on a journey on three different, yet equally beautiful islands in Trogir archipelago – Drvenik, Šolta, and Čiovo, where you will get a chance to see the Blue Lagoon, a picturesque bay on island Veliki Drvenik famous for its crystal clear sea and sandy seabed; a small fishermen village called Maslinica on island Šolta and Duga bay on island Čiovo. This tour also offers lunch included in the price, which makes this trip a great option for families.
6- Rafting on Cetina river
Those who love nature but also feel a bit adventurous might want to try rafting on Cetina river near town Omiš, just an hour and a half of driving from Trogir. Approximately 3 hours long ride on a 10 km route down one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia, rich with rapids, waterfalls, and caves and surrounded with intact nature will surely create unforgettable memories you will cherish long after you return from your holiday. And if you are inexperienced – don’t worry, rafting is suitable for beginners, as rapids are easy and medium. During the tour, there are also several breaks for swimming in the river and enjoying the pristine nature which surrounds the Cetina canyon.
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7- Quad adventure tour
The quad adventure tour is a perfect activity for everyone looking for an active vacation in nature. Don’t miss a chance to explore Čiovo island from a new perspective in this unique experience which allows you to marvel at the amazing scenery of the dalmatian coast. Quad adventure is suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary, which makes it a perfect choice for families or groups of friends. This tour will give you a chance to drive off-road to the best viewpoints of Čiovo island, soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby islands and coast and visit the most prominent sanctuary on the island, the monastery of Our Lady of Prizidnica, located on the cliffs of the southern side of the island in this unique adventure which will surely make your holiday memorable.
8- Diving & snorkeling
If you want to discover Croatia’s underwater scenery and marvel at the amazing world beneath the waves or if you have always been fascinated with the sea and the underwater but you don’t have any diving experience, diving and snorkeling tours are the ideal choices for you.
Explore the beauty of Croatia’s underwater flora and fauna with this unique opportunity to learn the basics of diving in the discovery dive program, specifically designed for beginners and persons who are not certified, divers. Those who are not keen on diving but still wish to experience the underwater world can have underwater adventures in half-day or full-day snorkelling trips in some of the most beautiful snorkeling locations the Trogir area has to offer. If you are an experienced and certified diver looking for something more challenging, there are also more advanced half-day or full-day diving programs that will take you to some of the most beautiful diving locations in Central Dalmatia.
9- Klis Fortress & Vranjača cave – The inland Dalmatia tour
Dalmatia is well-known for its beautiful coast and seaside attractions – but there’s more to it! Dalmatian inland also offers many attractions which are often overlooked so make sure you don’t miss a chance to discover the best inland has to offer – from a historical, gastronomical and natural standpoint.
Inland Dalmatia tour will take you to Kliss fortress, a medieval fortress situated near Split which was due to its strategic position between two mountains played a major role in defense of Dalmatia from the Ottomans and their invasions. Like Dubrovnik, Klis fortress was also used as one of the filming locations of TV show Game of Thrones, in which it was used to portray the fictional city-state Meereen.
The inland Dalmatia tour will also take you to Stella Croatica, a recognized producer of traditional Dalmatian hand-made delicacies, where you will have a chance to enjoy a guided tour through the production area and beautiful Mediterranean botanical garden, learn about gastronomical legacy of Dalmatia and life of locals throughout the history in the beautiful scenery which evokes the past and tradition of dalmatian villages in the inland.
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The final attraction of Dalmatian inland in this tour is the breathtaking Vranjača cave, one of the most beautiful examples of the karst landscape and a protected geomorphological natural monument, situated in the base of Mosor mountain. Chambers rich with stalagmites, stalactites, pillars, and arcades will create a magnificent sight during your visit of this million of years old natural attraction.
10- Kayak tour
Another activity for those who wish to remain more sea-oriented during their stay in Trogir is the sea kayak tour. This tour gives you the chance to keep yourself active and healthy while paddling along the coast of the beautiful Čiovo island and admiring the beauty of the Adriatic Sea in the unique and unforgettable sea kayak adventure, suitable for beginners as well as experienced persons.
Sea kayak tour is the perfect choice for everyone looking for exciting half-day activities to complete their holiday. You will have a chance to visit various hidden bays and beaches on the island, swim in the crystal clear sea, snorkel and explore the underwater while paddling comfortably in a sea kayak accompanied by an experienced local guide.
These were the Top 10 Trogir Excursions you can enjoy in your next summer Holidays.