29.8.13

Croatia: Trogir The Little Venice In Dalmatia

Trogir, August 2013




Town of Trogir is located on a tiny island and is one of the oldest also most exciting cities on the Croatian side of Adriatic coast. That afternoon, I was on my way to Split and passing by this little town with 2300 years of traditions. "Whoa! I have to explore this medieval town!" I said that to myself. It's rich culture is created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians. I've always loved ancient stuff and visiting old town in Europe countries so I was quite sure I would love Trogir too.

the little Venice



As soon as I walked through the gate, I was greeted by those beautiful limestone buildings along the narrow alley. My eyes widened with excitement and I couldn't stop saying "Ohhh this is so pretty! Wow, I love this!" And I stopped complaining about the scorching hot weather that made me melting like a snowman under the sun. It's a very touristy place indeed, a lots of people were doing sightseeing, taking pictures and shopping in the ancient town.

cathedral of Saint Lawrence

the city hall

After a while I decided to give a little rest for my weary legs and had a glass of iced coffee in the city hall. I sat down on a marble bench next to the clock tower and admiring the view of Lawrence cathedral. Suddenly a group of tourist gathered in front of me, aimed the camera to my direction and started taking pictures. I was confused and thought, "Why are they taking my picture?" as I smiled nervously. They ignored me. Then the guide started to explain while pointing something behind me, so I look over my shoulder. Turned out I was blocking an important piece of art the whole time. It's a relief by Nikola Firentinac known as "Justice" dating to 1471. I'm sooooorry, folks :p


the clock tower

there's one 'sexy shop' down this alley :p

laundry day



pretty corner

In the 1997, Trogir's old city centre was put into the UNESCO's list of the world's monumental heritage. I was chatting with a local lady and she told me that people have to fork out at least 200 thousands euro to buy a house in this town. They are free to design the interior while the exterior of the building must be preserved.


one of the house

a pretty traffic control girl!

I found it so easy to be in love with this tiny town, every corner of those alleyways kept surprising me with its charm. Trogir with concentration of palaces, churches, towers, fortress on a small island deserves it's nickname "The Stone Beauty"

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26 comments:

  1. everytime i read your post, it makes me jealous :))

    btw, I love the clock tower <3

    what a vintage town, love it cii,

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    1. don't be jealous, Mei. We should travel together one day :)

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  2. Nice pictures Debs... Arggg.... and do you have mobile number of "pretty traffic control girl"? :P

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    1. Thank you Halim :)
      Nomer telponnya... *bisik bisik*...

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  3. kota nya cantik sekali, aku suka bangku2 cafe yg di tengah city hall. Ngebayangin gw yg duduk dsana dan bercengkrama hmmm bikin iri aja nich cerita perjalanan nya ihik ihik

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    1. kalo kamu suka bangunan2 tua, pasti bakalan jatuh cinta dech sama Trogir. Cantik bangett :)

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  4. I love the little alleys and the cobbles, the house is utterly gorgeous. What a charming place.xxxx

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    1. It's charming indeed! I love love love every part of Trogir xxxxx

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  5. it makes me jealous
    you be my inspiration :)
    untuk bisa jalan2 keliling dunia

    Mau, frebbies-nya

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    1. Semoga bisa kesampaian keliling dunia ya, Shanty :)
      Tunggu updates untuk freebies di twitter, hihihi

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  6. Ga pernah tau ada kota Trogir sampai baca posting ini... Cantik banget ya ternyata:)

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    1. Aku juga, mbak Tesya. Baru tau dan langsung sukaaaa :D

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  7. Sweetie, believe me or not, but these pictures remind me of Crete a lot where I spent my last week last month. Amazing scenery, would love to visit Croatia as well one day xxx

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    1. then I should visit Crete one day ! :D
      I'm looking forward to your stories, Agness xxx

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  8. Hello, I came across your blog and found it really helpful! I am planning a 3 week trip to HK and maybe Thailand in October.
    I will attempt to blog my journey on my blog so feel free to explore and please join my site while you are at it!
    http://yourphotoprincess.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey, hope you'll enjoy your trip! Looking forward to read your story :)

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  9. Aku jatuh cinta sama pengatur lalu lintasnya...hahaha

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    1. mau nomor hp-nya ga, Kak ? hihihi

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  10. Baru baca postmu yg ini dan.. minta freebiesnya. haha
    Coba di Indo ada yg beautiful traffic girl gitu ya, masih ijo pun udh berhenti kyknya ya deb..

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    1. Kalo di Indo yang pasti bikin jalanan makin macet, Bob. hahahaha

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  11. Debb.....pengen banget kesanaaa...semoga kesampeaan...
    kuliner di city hall enak2 ga?huehehe

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    1. cantik ya kotanya, kayak jaman kerajaan gitu :)
      Aku ga sempat kulineran lho, soalnya cuma mampir beberapa jam aja

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  12. Teryata disana bny rumah pake batu bata merah juga ya..
    Btw. Rasa coklat disana gmn mbk, apa sama ky di indo

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    1. coklat disana lebih kurang sama kaya indo tapi less sweet gitu :)

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  13. Gosh! Croatia... Lagi Ci, lagi... Kroasia! Zagreb!
    soal ngopi & bersepeda, gimana? ramaikah?

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    1. ah ya, kayaknya disana juga demen ngopi ya. Aku liat cafe2 pada rame. Kalo bersepeda kok aku kurang perhatian ya >.<

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