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Sightseeing in Ciovo Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Croatian island of Ciovo located in Adriatic Sea is isolated from the mainland by narrow strait. It’s only 30 square kilometers; the land is inhabited with about five thousands of citizens. From tourists' point of view Ciovo is, first of all, an excursions center. Most of landmarks are concentrated in historical area of Trogir town, but there are interesting historical landmarks all across the island. Along with sight-seeing, the island offers its guests excellent leisure opportunities. There are attractive beaches and scenic national reserves on the island.
Ciovo has an attractive coastline to offer and, thus, won't disappoint fans of beach vacations. Saldun Bay is known far beyond island borders, as it’s one of the best beaches of … Open
The historical part of Trogir is an excellent starting point. It’s an infinite stream of beautiful old palaces, temples and other facilities built centuries ago. This tiny area hosts architectural landmarks of very different styles forming harmonious assembly.
The biggest building is the The St. Lawrence Cathedral. Its construction began in 13th century, but was finished only 300 years later. Along with impressive exterior, the cathedral is interesting for its rich interior decorations. The artistically carved portal made in 1240 is the main decoration of the cathedral. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Travelers who plan to stay at Ciovo for a few days should pay attention to its historical hotels. They are true local landmarks and Villa Meri luxurious hotel is one of them. Located in the … Open
Northern Gate built back in 17th century is the main entrance to Trogir historical area. Next to the gates there’s a statue of town patron, Blessed Ivan Ursini. Fins of hiking have to visit the northern part of the town. There are nuerous beautiful old building and remnants of defensive walls built in early medieval times.
CIOVO Medieval Fortress Kamerlengo is situated in the western part of Trogir. It has being retaining its chaste and spectacular view for more than five hundreds of years. The fortress is situated on top of a small hill with multiple viewing points offering an amazing panoramic view over historical area of Trogir.
Ciovo is not the best place to buy brand clothes and shoes. Of course, you can visit the shops in Trogir but in Split, which is located very close to the coast, there is a lot more choice … Open
Church of St. John the Baptist is the true example of the Romanesque style. This amazing religious building is more than seven hundreds of years old. The most formidable Gothic landmark is the Fratres Majores church built in 14th century and located at the busy sea front. Palace Cipiko is worth mentioning among Neo-Gothic buildings, while Townhall is the unique mix of various architectural styles.
Lots of historical landmarks are situated outside of Trogir. St. Dominic Monastery located next to the town was founded back in 15th century; it retains its rich traditions even nowadays. Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Prizidnica is a religious landmark of later times. It was founded in the middle of 16th century. The monastery and its ancient church saving a number of priceless religious artifacts are attended by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world every year. Nature lovers will appreciate pine forests and olive groves around Ciovo.
Ciovo is an ideal place for family holidays. On the one hand, this is the island with the largest influx of tourists, with untouched nature, and kilometers of hiking trails leading a curious … Open
The island has fantastic conditions for beachside recreation and entertainment. The coastline is a sequence of tiny charming beaches and bays. Beaches with fine pebble surface are particularly popular with family tourists. Water near these beaches is mostly shallow, so these areas are safe for vacationers with kids. Vela Draga and Mala Draga beaches are, without a doubt, the most famous and popular at the resort. These beaches are covered with soft white pebbles. Trees grow close to the coastline, so it is comfortable to stay there all day long. There are beautiful pine groves not far away from these beaches, so it is simple to combine relaxation at the seaside with an exploration of the picturesque nature of the region.
Mavarstica Bay is an ideal destination for all holidaymakers with small children. Here tourists will find a charming flat beach with pebble surface. Water entry is very comfortable at Mavarstica. There is also a beautiful promenade along the beach. Fans of stone beaches will also not be disappointed with the island. There are several comfortable beaches with stone platforms that are great for snorkeling. It is important to mention that all popular beaches on Ciovo Island have a well-developed infrastructure. Finally, there are no private beaches on the island, so absolutely all coastal areas are open for visitors.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ciovo Island
♥   Castle 'Kamerlengo Castle' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vitturi Castle Croatia' , 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cambi Castle Croatia' , 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klis Fortress' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ciovo Island
♥   Forest Park 'Marjan' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Krka' , 46 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Biokovo' , 67.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Ošjak (Vela Luka)' , 70 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vransko jezero' , 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Ciovo Island and around
♥   Art museum 'Ivan Meštrović Gallery' Split, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gallery of Fine Arts' Split, 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Croatia: things to see

Continue your exploration of the country by visiting the resort of Naftalan that has become internationally famous due to healing mineral springs. This balneology resort has become very popular not only with European but also with Russian tourists. Rovinj is a very interesting place from the historic point of view. The town is home to many historic buildings, such as St. Euphemia Cathedral, the height of which estimates 57 metres. This is a wonderful building made in Baroque style. For more than 300 years the building has been the tallest building in Istria. Several important landmarks are located in Amicis Street – the clock tower built in the 18th century, several museums and an old library. … Open
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