By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
The island-city of Trogir is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Sea, dating back four thousand years.
What you see today is a not-much-updated mix of ancient Greek, Roman, and Venetian structures with influences by Italy in more recent times.
What does that mean? The showpiece structures are Romanesque-Gothic, with the Lion of Saint Mark peeking around many a corner.
These days Trogir is a beautiful place hidden in plain sight, not much visited by outsiders: in 2015 there are only five scheduled calls by cruise ships, four of the visits by Silversea ships.
Trogir lies between the mainland of Croatia and Čiovo Island on the western entrance of the bay where once stood Salona, the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
And about 20 miles away lies the city of Split, a city still framed by the 1500-year-old walls of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian.
On this visit, I went with guests to the resplendent Krka National Park, home of beautiful waterfalls and lakes. It was also used for one of the world’s first hydroelectric dams, inaugurated in 1895 and in use until the First World War. Also in the park is a working water mill for grain.
Text and images copyright 2015 by Corey Sandler. All rights reserved. If you would like to purchase a high-resolution image, please contact me.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ONE OF MY BOOKS, PLEASE CONTACT ME.
SEE THE “How to Order a Photo or Autographed Book” TAB ON THIS PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS