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Things to do in Trogir in One Hour

As a part of our popular half-day tour from Split to Blue Lagoon we stop at the city of Trogir where you spend approximately one and a half hours. Even though that doesn’t seem to be enough time even for a coffee, if you drink it like Croatians do :), you can still see much of the attractions located in Trogir old town. You may not notice it, as we arrive by our speedboat through Trogir sea channel, the old town of Trogir is actually located on a small island. The north side is divided by the mainland by a man-made channel, while on the south side Trogir is adjacent to the island Ciovo which is connected to Trogir old town with a bridge resulting...

Falkusa – Traditional Dalmatian fishing boat from 16th century

image source Today we will present to you one of the synonyms of Croatian culture, the pride and joy of the people from Vis island. Falkuša is a traditional Dalmatian fishing boat from 16th century, subtype of gajeta, famous for being able to go on long fishing expeditions at the time there weren't many ships able to do so. It is estimated that this unique vessel, nine meters long and two and a half meter  wide, could carry around eight tons of salted fish barrels. The toughness of the ship was guaranteed by cypress wood from the volcanic island of Svetac, which was the only wood used for the purpose. What this boat, with usually 6 sailors, makes unique is reflected in the fact that...

Greeks on Croatian Islands

Since the Adriatic has always been an important crossroads between the East and the West, during the expansion of the Hellenistic culture in 4th century B.C. two important Greek colonies were found on today's islands of Vis and Hvar. Former settlements of Issa (Vis island) and Pharos (Stari Grad on Hvar island) were important strongholds for further expansion over the Dalmatian mainland. Due to the limited number of fields with fertile land on the islands, colonization later on continued from here to nearby Tagurion (Trogir) and Epetion (Stobreč), thus clearly confirming Greek influence over Dalmatia. Settling islands Vis The colony of Issa was established around 397. B.C. and  was situated on the northern end of Vis island, thus serving as a starting point for further...