Trip to Trogir - grocery shopping and early dinner!

Trogir Travel Blog

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After finally arriving at our apartment, (which was basic - two beds, a shower, hot-plate and a microwave!), we decided not to waste any time and head out immediately for a wander around the old town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site set within medieval walls.  Having a bus stop nearby meant that we didn't have to go far for easy links to Trogir or Split in the other direction.  Trogir is situated on a small island connected to mainland Croatia by a small bridge, on the opposite side of Trogir there is a draw-bridge connecting it to the much larger island of Ciovo.  You will find that the seafront, Obala Bana Berislavica is lined with many bars, restaurants and cafes, I'm sure the experience of dining and/or drinking in such establishments would be very nice but if you're on a budget I wouldn't recommend it because you'll be paying for the location.

  We stopped off for a drink at one of these cafes (can't remember which one!) and it cost a fiver for a coffee and a large beer, not bad when you first think about it but on inspecting the reciept, I realised that my beer had cost £3.25!!  That's a price I don't even like to pay back home in London!

Given the self-catering option we had chosen when booking our accommodation, we had to purchase groceries, the usual, milk, egg, sausages, for breakfast.  We found a "Tommy" supermarket (there are a lot of Tommy shops around!!!) where we managed to buy whatever basics we needed, I felt that groceries over here in Croatia cost a bit more, has anyone else noticed that or is it just my and my penny-pinching self?  There's also a fish market, and a fruit & veg market available to those who are a bit more gourmet than we are!

Feeling hungry we continued our walk around Trogir and even got lost in the maze that was made up of the narrow streets but it was all fun.

  There appeared to be waiters hanging around outside a lot of restaurants attempting to persuade us to dine in their places, we just saw these as desperate measures!  Eventually we decided to go to a place called Konoba Idro, after seeing a specials sign, even though it was in Croatian and we didn't understand it, it looked great!  Konoba means traditional taverna so we thought anywhere with the word "Konoba" in the name would be a good place to eat, to get some good, home-cooked Croatian food.  We weren't disappointed at all, this Konoba Idro place was great.  A hearty meal for two with drinks and one dessert came to 207 Kuna, about £25.  I had the Balkan Plate, which consisted of grilled meats, beef, pork, sausage, and Domi went for the Pasticada (beef stewed in wine and spices) and gnocchi.
Keks - in Croatia, biscuits Keks - in England, underpants!
  I definately recommend a meal at Konoba Idro if you're ever in Trogir. 

Before heading back to the apartment, we checked out the times for buses to Sibenik from Trogir, because it would be from Sibenik later on during this trip that we would have to get another bus to Krka National Park.  "Every 10 minutes from the supermarket opposite the bus station" we were informed by the miserable clerk at Trogir station.  It was almost as if she was reading it off the back of a cigarette packet, or that was the only phrase she knew.  Oh well, we were to find out anyway, later on.



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Keks - in Croatia, biscuits
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Keks - in Croatia, biscuits Keks…
The busy streets of Trogir....
The busy streets of Trogir....
The not so busy streets of Trogir
The not so busy streets of Trogir
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