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The beautiful little European seaside town overshadowed by its famous neighbour | Travel News | Travel

Like a Venetian jewel rising from the Adriatic Sea, this stunning town is often overlooked because of a more famous neighbour, but if you’re willing to seek it out you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful experience.

Trogir on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia lies just 17 miles from the ever-popular city break destination of Split, and so might not always make it into holidaymakers’ itineraries.

But with history dating back to the Ancient Greeks and architecture worthy of Venice, this UNESCO World Heritage site is definitely worth a visit.

The good looks of Trogir have not only drawn the attention of historians, the paved huddled streets and beautiful old buildings also caught the eye of filmmakers for the Game of Thrones series.

Trogir was the setting for the fictional trading city of Qarth where warlocks had imprisoned the dragons of Khaleesi, played by British actress Emilia Clarke.

Being close to the more popular Split does have advantages though, because it gives any potential visitors easy access to Trogir via the airport.

Travel site Visit Croatia says the best sites to visit in Trogir are the religious sites of the Cathedral of St Lawrence (Katedrala sv. Lovrijenac) and the Chapel of St John “which is considered the best Renaissance sight in Dalmatia”.

The city walls built to try and keep out numerous invaders over the years and the Kamerlengo Fortress are also recommended locations to take in during any stay.

One recent UK visitor wrote on TripAdvisor that Trogir is “a beautiful old village which is still inhabited by ‘real’ inhabitants as well as having loads of tourist accommodation”, adding food wise there were “fabulous restaurants offering a good selection of seafood and traditional fare”.

Another satisfied traveller noted said “wonderful Venetian-style town” was somewhere “you can see some important and very nice buildings, while you walk around the old town, see the Kamerlengo Tower, from where you can also see very beautiful views of the city and the sea.”

Price wise the cost of a meal-for-two in the town varies between £25 to £40 depending on if a main tourist area, and a beer costs around £2.50.

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