Travel tips in Trogir
Trogir is a small medieval town between Šibenik and Split, located in the region calling Dalmatia.
Dalmatia by far is the most popular tourist area in the country, with many seasonal flights, villas for each budget, and visits by cruise ships. The region is also famed for its preserved ancient towns where you can enjoy remarkable examples of Venetian, Greek, Roman, and Austria-Hungarian architecture. Besides natural beauties and historical sites, visitors to Dalmatia can enjoy the active holidays, good food, wines.
We collected for you some common travel tips in Trogir, for any further assistance or advices – contact Kairos travel office.
1. Drink water. Trogir, Split and Solin are supplied from the aqueduct built by the Emperor Diocletian himself who brought water from the source of river Jadro near today’s Solin. Average forecast for summertime in Dalmatia is +30C and sunny, so feeling thirsty – drink Diokletian water.
2. Enjoy Dalmatian clean food. Dalmatian food is above all what is calling “clean food”, meaning that besides olive oil, salt, parsley, and garlic, only little spices are used, and thus the food tastes natural. Traditional food in Dalmatia is very light, based a lot on fish, and other seafood, green and leafy veggies like Swiss chard, and kale, then broad beans, artichokes, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and other Mediterranean herbs.
3. Taste Croatian wine. In the last twenty years, many family-run wineries have set high standards in the production of quality wines made of indigenous grape varieties, like Malvazija, a dry white wine produced in Istria, or Plavac Mali. In many restaurants and bars you can get a glass of wine for 30-60 HRK.
4. Visit national parks around. With a surface of just over 56.000 m2, Croatia is rather a small country. The country has eight national parks, ten nature parks, and two strict reserves. Almost 10% of the country’s territory is protected. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most visited national park, as well as Krka national park, are both famed for their lakes, streams, rapids, and waterfalls. The national parks of Kornati, Brijuni, and Mljet are located on the islands and characterized by rich marine life. The Risnjak, Northern Velebit, and Paklenica national parks cover mountainous areas. They all feature interesting limestone rocks, meadows, and vast forests.
5. Discover islands. For sure you’ve heard of the beautiful islands in Croatia – one of the famous features of the Croatian coast that attracts thousands visitors to the country each year. Most tourists will probably go for one of the five main islands: Hvar, Brač, Korčula, Vis, and Mljet, each with a very different vibe and varied attractions. You can book a boat to discover small and pebble islands with stunning bays and crystal water or plan to explore big island written above.
6. Pay in local currency by cash. Local currency in Croatia is Croatian kuna (HRK). Exchange rate varies, the average is 1euro=7,5 HRK. Although credit cards are widely accepted in Croatia, they aren’t accepted everywhere. Smaller businesses, as well as some restaurants and bars, prefer cash. A general rule of thumb is that if you see a credit card sticker at the door or near the cashier, then you should be able to pay by credit card. But, the only safe way to know, is to actually ask. There is a plenty of ATM machines around and exchange offices *no commission, but different rate: in the center is more expensive usually).
7. Understand „pomalo“ philosophy. Pomalo captures the essence of the mentality and lifestyle on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast in one word. The slow, relaxed, no problem, there is always tomorrow, 2-hour coffee – attitude of Dalmatians summed up with just one word. Our the main tip – enjoy your vacation, forget about rush and be ensure that Kairos Travel Trogir will help you to make your travel unforgettable!