|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Venetian Tower is located in the heart of the old island city of Trogir on the Dalmatian coast. Every corner of this UNESCO World Heritage city is within a few minutes walk including the old stone mainland bridge, the bridge to Island Ciovo, many good restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, shops and St. Lawrence Cathedral Square where live music is played most evenings. Due to the narrow polished stone streets cars are restricted to one road.
Centrally located Trogir, 'The Stone Beauty', is within easy reach of Island Hvar, Brac, Bol, Split; Krka waterfalls and many other local beauty spots. Opportunities include scuba diving, sailing, walking, mountain biking and water sports. Local beaches are within a few minutes walk. The 15th c Tower was built by Venetian traders and has been completely refurbished to a modern standard including air-con and luxury bathroom. The unique feature is the top floor quadruple aspect lounge with panoramic rooftop, mountain and sea views.
Getting there: Direct flight from UK to Split International Airport (Code SPU)
Easyjet fly from Bristol from 21st. May 2011.
Easyjet fly from Gatwick from April 2011.
Easyjet fly from Stansted from 28th. April 2011.
Jet2 fly from Manchester from 7th. May 2011.
Croatian Airlines (Telephone:020 8563 0022) fly from London Heathrow all year.
We can arrange airport transfer for a total cost of £20 each way when booked in advance.
Website address: We have much more information, photos, details and a booking form on our website. Please click on the link below marked 'Owner's website'.
Car hire.: Trogir is a walled city so, if you hired a car, you would have to park it outside the city walls. There is short term parking within a couple of minutes walk and long term parking about five minutes walk away. You will find much to occupy you within walking distance of the Tower including the beach. The bus station, with buses to Split and Sibenik that connect with the ferries to the islands, is less than five minutes walk. There is also a ferry from Trogir to the islands of Drvenik.
The main roads are good and the motorway is excellent but the country roads are often narrow and traffic can be heavy during the peak season. With this in mind consider not hiring a car immediately and see how you get on. You can always hire one for specific outings.
My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own all
the properties we let and that currently includes two cottages in beautiful Freshford near Bath; one
one bedroom cottage just outside Bath and The Old Museum in Looe, Cornwall and a Medieval Tower in Trogir, Croatia.
We have designed the business on our own experiences of travelling and staying in holiday
apartments. Here are our main principles:
• Be as responsive as possible to any email communication from the customer. We try to
answer all emails within the hour.
• Offer interesting, historic buildings in a beautiful and relaxing environment.
• Offer locations that work well without a car.
• Try to make the properties as close to a “home from home” as possible.
• Work hard to keep the standard of maintenance as high as possible.
• We pay a bonus to our housekeeper if the words “spotlessly clean” appear in a review.
• Make the business of booking as simple and straightforward as possible.
• Trust our guests.
• Provide enough information to enable guests to find the property easily.
• Make the check in as simple as possible.
• Provide a stress-free holiday from beginning to end.
Paul Newson purchased this castle in 2001
The Venetian Tower in Trogir was first renovated in 2003/4. Because of it's extreme age, more than 1000 years, it requires constant maintenance. The property is located in the heart of the UNESCO city island of Trogir, sometimes known as the Stone Beauty. The City is very small, virtually traffic free and reckoned to be one of the best examples of a Medieval town in Europe.
The Tower is for you if you:
Enjoy bathing in warm clean water.
Enjoy beach-side cafes.
Happy to go a little further to find an isolated beach.
Like staying in a quite building in the heart of things.
Enjoy visiting areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Enjoy visiting ancient Roman buildings.
Like to dine outside on the Riva within two minutes of home.
Enjoy people of super-yacht watching.
Are happy to leave the car behind.
Like to shop in markets.
Like to eat quality Italian style food and fresh fish.
Want the experience of staying in an ancient historic house.
The Tower is not for you if you:
Want sandy beaches. They rarely exist in Croatia.
Expect international cuisine.
Want to use a car and park it within site of the Tower.
Need a good WIFI connection.
Struggle with stairs.
Enjoy your own Mediaeval Tower and be aware of a thousand years of history.
The top floor lounge has windows on all sides with views over the City, surrounding hills and a glimpse of the sea.
Minutes walk from all the shops, market, bars, restaurants, bus station, ferry terminal, taxi rank and Riva.
A walled city with no roads or traffic issue.
Minutes away from a choice of beaches.
We had a glorious holiday! It was our first trip to Croatia and it was wonderful.
We loved Trogir --- the weather, the sea, the local market and much more. Its a great location for seeing the coast and all the historic sights along the coast.
We loved that the tower is right in the middle of all the restaurants and so close to the pleasure boat harbour but that it was quiet at night. Everything provided was of good quality, clean and well maintained. The owner was always helpful and his representative at the tower delightful. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be in the centre of a beautiful, historic and charming village with great weather.
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Museum which was ideally situated for the beach, shops and restaurants of Looe. Because of it's ground floor position, it was ideal for people with limited mobility. The property is very well equipped and to a very high standard.
We had a great holiday in Venetian Tower! Situated in a small island of Trogir, it has everything necessary outside - from cafes and restaraunts in your every step, seaside in 3 minutes to go to city market with fresh and cheap fruits and bus station. And also everytning inside - from movies and books in living room up to waishing mashine.
Highly recomend to stay there if you like small cute streets without cars, sounds evening life, fresh air in your windows in the morning, walking, sightseeing and just enjoying the vacation.
Please note: sea is very close to the house, but for beaches it's better to take a boat for several minutes.
Thanks to Paul and good luck for his Venetian Tower.
We (family with two kids, 11 and 13 years) spent a full week at the tower in July 2011. We had a wonderful time !! The tower is in a fantastic location, it is very well equiped, and - most importantly - it has a great atmosphere. We all loved it there.
Trogir is a great city. Beautiful and full of history by day, vibrant and fun at night. And obviously it provides plenty of sea and beach opportunities too.
So in short : highly recommended !!
A delightful place, the stairs add to the charm in this tower home. Trogir is a 45 minute boat ferry from Split, and a much more charming place to call home.The hustle and bustle of Split left behind for quiet evenings in the town, which has a great square with evening entertainment. The tower is well equipped, a dishwasher would make it top rate, but has all the other needs. The local market nearby makes a great place for provisioning, and there are numerous restaurants nearby. We were 2 couples and had privacy as well as a place to drink Croatian wine and talk about our adventures. The town is a photographers delight, safe and quiet. Walk the worn stone walkways as they did hundreds of years ago! We stayed for 8 days and still didn't see all that the region had to offer. We would return here if in the area as well as referring the tower to friends able to deal with the stairs. A memorable vacation home!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Venetian Tower in June/July 2010 and loved our time in Trogir.
It was lovely to have the whole Tower to ourselves and it is perfectly situated in the bustling centre of Trogir, close to the Riva with the numerous restaurants, bars and expensive boats!
The Tower was very well equipped and maintained and it was such a relief to have air conditioning when the sunshine outside was a little stifling at times.
Trogir is a lovely town and perfectly situated to vist the rest of Dalmatia including Split and the islands - we even hired a car at Split airport and drove down to Dubrovnik.
Whilst the stairs were a little hard work at times, the daily exercise made us feel much better after eating copious amounts of pizza and pasta!
We would happily recommend the Tower to our friends and family along with the Dalmatian Coast generally - a wonderful holiday in the sun.
In Trogir there is a colourful daily market and a Sunday fish market and beautiful architecture spanning nearly three thousand years. Several local beaches are a few minutes walk or ferry ride away. Visit the fascinating Roman city of Split where you will find the Emperor Diocletian's Palace. Make a day of it and enjoy the bustling capital of Dalmatia, taking in the famous Riva, good shopping and the atmosphere of this most unusual city.
The lakes and waterfalls of Krka National Park make a really pleasant, relaxing and cool experience. Make your own way there by bus or consider an organized trip which includes a visit to Sibenik. Any visit includes a boat trip to the collections of falls. The small islands of Drvenik Mali (small) or Veliki (big) is a great day out with it's lovely typical Mediterranean country walks and beautiful bays and beaches. There is a ferry that runs from Trogir several times a day. Other day trips include the Islands of Bol, Hvar, Brac and the city of Dubrovnik.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must. Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in continually changing formations. Clouds of butterflies drift above the 18km of wooden footbridges and pathways which snake around the edges and under and across the rumbling water.
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May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Notes||We now offer free airport transfer both ways free of charge.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.