Trogir old town © Judith Duk
The beautiful old walled town of Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site enclosing a maze of cobblestone streets; Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture; and one of the finest cathedrals in Croatia. The old town is situated on a tiny island between the mainland and the island of Ciovo and is connected to land by bridges. The narrow streets hide countless restaurants and cafes, shops and shuttered residences, and outside the city walls there is a waterfront promenade lined with yachts and dominated by a medieval fortress that was once connected to the city walls. Trogir boasts 2,300 years of continuous urban settlement so it is not surprising that it has numerous attractions to offer visitors. It has a high concentration of palaces and churches and is lauded to be the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. In the unlikely event that you exhaust Trogir's charms, you can use it as a convenient base for other activities: a popular excursion from Trogir is a boat trip to the nearby islands, Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli, whose beaches and secluded coves provide an idyllic getaway.