Once upon a time, a magic fairy flew across a big blue ocean, over mountains and forests, lakes and waterfalls, with the most breathtaking views, but she felt lonely.
She took her magic stick out and said “ Let this become a paradise “, and paradise it became. She called it Croatia.
Well, not exactly. But a girl can dream.
Croatia wasn't created by magic but it looks and feels like it. I`m not saying this because it`s my homeland - I am not a big patriot. I am saying it because it's an absolute truth and I know many would agree with me.
I moved to Denmark more than 3 years ago and before that, I didn't appreciate all the beauty I was surrounded with there.
I was born and raised in Zagreb, the capital city, but I naturally traveled all over the country.
One of my favourite cities is Trogir, a historical town on the central Adriatic coast - very close to Split, for many of you foreigners who can navigate better knowing that.
I traveled to Trogir in summer 2015, together with L. We first landed in Zagreb and after a short visit to my family, we took a bus to the coastline.
My expectations weren't high, all I wanted was a nice beach and a few beach bars. But boy, did I get surprised !
Trogir lies on a small island, connected to the mainland and the island of Ciovo, connected by the bridge.
We stayed in a cosy apartment right at the beach, 15 minute walking distance from the center. Ciovo is the place to stay if you're traveling to Trogir as you'll be away from the city life, yet so close if you want it, at any time. There are tonnes of stores, cafes, bakeries and rental places in Ciovo.
Our days were pretty chill. Every morning we would grab a bite from the bakery and then sit for coffee on the beach, enjoying our breakfast. Then we would move 50 meters and rent chairs where the rest of the day would be spent. Around midday, we´d grab a bite , buy some drinks and come back to our chill place.
The first few days we used the beach right in front of our apartment but as we walked further, we found a beach more crowded, and we stayed there for the rest of the week. It was more due to the amount of bars and music around us. Makes it a bit more fun. And it´s easy to move away if you like peace.
Evenings were spent first on the terrace, and then in the city center. It is always nice to take an evening stroll, especially when you need to walk over a small mountain to get to the city. Trust me, when you walk into Trogir, you'll never forget that feeling. As I mentioned, it´s a historical town, therefore you feel like you're walking through a fairytale. What you'll walk by is a pretty marina with luxurious yachts. Then there`ll be restaurants just across in case you want to grab a bite and enjoy the view. As you get deeper into the city, you'll find live music, traditional dances, shows, restaurants, bars and such. Always, and I mean always sit down and order a plate of seafood. It doesn't get better than that.
Eat, sleep, sightsee, tan, repeat ! That was our agenda for a week, before we continued further to Hvar !
Hvar definitely deserves its own post, so I guess that`s next. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures from Trogir!
If you have any questions, worries or are simply interested in traveling to Croatia, hit me up on email@example.com and I'll be happy to help.