Tourism in the Corona Age: 10 Virtual Ways to Discover Trogir

By 11 May 2020

May 11, 2020 - Tourism is on hold, but most of us have plenty of time. So let's look at the virtual resources available to explore Croatia virtually. We continue our new Virtual Croatia series with the tools to discover Trogir.

A few weeks ago I wrote that being a tourism blogger in the corona era was about as useful as being a cocktail barman in Saudi Arabia. I feel less useless now, a few weeks later, and I am encouraged by the number of Croatian tourism businesses who are contacting us wanting to start thinking of promoting post-corona tourism. 

One of the challenges of writing about tourism at the moment is that there is nothing positive to write about. With people confined to their homes and tourism in Croatia currently not possible, many have decided to go into hibernation until it is all over. 

I think that this is a mistake, and I have greatly enjoyed the TCN series by Zoran Pejovic of Paradox Hospitality on thinking ahead to tourism in a post-corona world.  You can find Zoran's articles here.

Way back on March 14 - several lifetimes ago - I published an article called Tourism in the Corona Age: 10 Virtual Ways to Discover Zagreb. The way I saw things, now was an OUTSTANDING opportunity for tourism promotion. People have time, they yearn for their freedom and former lives, so give them the tools to thoroughly research and enjoy your destinations, and you will have then longing to be there. And when they do come, they will have a deeper understanding of the destination due to their research. 

South Africa and Portugal were the first to do their post-corona tourism promotion videos several weeks ago (Post-Corona Tourism Planning: Lessons from South Africa and Portugal), a trick which has been followed by other tourism countries, the latest being Croatia with the national tourist board campaign, #CroatiaLongDistanceLove, going live yesterday.

But while these campaigns create longing and market presence, they don't really educate. People now have time to really get into destinations. And dreams of escape to somewhere more exotic are high on the list of priorities of many. 

So TCN has decided to help with that education with a new series called Virtual Croatia, where we will be helping you discover many of Croatia's destinations with all the best virtual tools available on your self-isolating sofa at home. 

We started last week with Tourism in the Corona Age: 10 Virtual Tools to Discover Hvar.

After this, we put our a press release (which you can read here in English and Croatian) offering a free article to any local tourist board in Croatia who would like the free promotion in our Virtual Croatia series

The Sinj Tourist Board was the first to respond, and now you can see just how rich the tourism offer is in this proud Alka town - your virtual tools to Discover Sinj. This was followed by DIscover OpatijaDiscover Brela, Discover Rogoznica, Discover Klis and Discover Omis.

Next up, Nina Misic from the Trogir Tourist Board, who sent me some virtual tools to help us discover Trogir. 

Let's begin! 

#TakeMeBack to Trogir, Marked by Masters, Inspired by Stone

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Trogir, Marked by Masters, the new official video launched in November 2019 to coincide with Trogir's new branding.

Trogir, Inspired by Stone promo video.

Timelapse Trogir

Trogir by drone.

Discover Trogir magic by night. 

Remember when the whole world was HAPPY, inspired by the Pharrell Williams hit song? The Trogir version.

Discover Trogir, among National Geographic's Top 10 Island Cities, and UNESCO World Heritage Site

The old town of Trogir became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and the official UNESCO video above is introduced as follows. 

"Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period."

Take a tour of the rich cultural heritage of this remarkable Adriatic coastal town, which was named by National Geographic in its top 10 island cities in the world.

Trogir as It Once Was: A Journey Back to 1985

How was holidaying in Trogir in years gone by? Some wonderful snapshots of a family holiday in Trogir in this home video from 1985. 

Activities and Things to Do in Trogir

Trogir is a delightful and compact little town, with thousands of years of history around every corner. Get to know it in detail through the eyes of its visitors. 10 things to do.

A walking tour of the streets of Trogir. 

And another...

There are plenty of beaches nearby and across the bridge on Ciovo.

Nautical tourism is popular - meet the ACI marina in Trogir.

So how is the sailing experience to Trogir? 

Or parasailing, perhaps? 

UNESCO kayaking heaven. 

A scuba diving paradise. 

Mountain biking.


And there are of course plenty of day trips to enjoy - Krka National Park, Split, Ciovo all come to mind. But don't miss the fabulous Blue Lagoon.  

Wine heaven, home of the original Zinfandel

Did you know that the original Zinfandel comes from Dalmatia? A DNA study by the University of Davis in 2001 concluded that California's iconic red was a 100% match for Kastelanski Crljlenak, which - as the name suggests - hails from Kastela, just the other side of Split Airport. 

As well as the vineyards of Trogir. 

One of the finest views from a vineyard in Europe (and with excellent quality wines to match) can be enjoyed at the Kairos vineyard in Trogir. 

A dream wedding destination

Or perhaps you would like to tie the knot there...

Or perhaps you would prefer to celebrate your magical day in a fortress in a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Weddings in Trogir are on the rise. Find out why in this wonderful Trogir destination wedding video. 

Truly Marked by Masters, in the past and the present day

One of the key concepts behind the new branding of Trogir, Marked by Masters is the outstanding artisan traditions of the town's population over the centuries, a tradition which is very much alive today. As destinations such as Dubrovnik have traded traditional craft shops within its UNESCO walls for the sale of cheap souvenirs, Trogir's old town has a number of family businesses which are carrying on the artisan tradition of several generations, such as coral jeweler, Misel.  

Klapa Trogir

Nothing encapsulates the romance of a Dalmatian holiday than the wonderful local klapa music. Meet Klapa Trogir.

Advent and New Year in Trogir

Summer may be the main tourist season in Trogir, but Advent is also a lovely time to visit. 

And there can be few more spectacular settings to welcome the New Year. 

Official Trogir Tourist Board Website & 25 Things to Know about Trogir

Discover Trogir via the official tourist board website.

Learn more about Trogir with the TCN feature article, Trogir: 25 Things to Know about UNESCO Old Town Heaven.

THIS. IS. TROGIR. When can we expect your visit? 

To discover more of virtual Croatia, you can follow this series in our dedicated section, Virtual Croatia

If you are a local tourist board in Croatia and would like your destination featured in this series for free, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject Virtual Croatia (and destination name)