We spent an afternoon at the Blue Lagoon and on the island of Trogir. The bouncy boat ride dropped us off at the Blue Lagoon for swim and to relax on the rocky beach. It was a nice place to spend a couple of hours but it did get very crowded quickly.
After enjoying a salty swim at the Blue Lagoon, we went to the island of Trogir. It was designated as a World Heritage UNESCO site in 1997. It has a rich history which includes Greek, Roman and Venetian influences. It was settled by the Greeks in 4th-3rd century BC and then became a Roman municipality in the first century. In the early 1800s, Trogir fell under Napoleon before being conquered by the Austrians who ruled from 1814 to 1914.
Croatia became an independent country in 1991 and can boast miles and miles of gorgeous Adriatic coastline. It is part of the EU but not on the euro. Their currency is the Croatian Kuna. Croatia is NOT a part of the Schengen area agreement so passports are required when passing any of the borders in Croatia. We had to show our passports twice (two border control officers in succession) when leaving Slovenia to Croatia but only once when returning to Slovenia.
Our trip to Croatia was way too short and it’s already on our list to return. There’s so much to see and do in the area.