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Tourism on Ciovo
Ciovo is in a way a part of Trogir to whom it is connected by a bridge, rich in numerous touristic and recreational facilities as well as fascinating historical monuments this Dalmatian jewel will delight its visitors with local gastronomic offer and provide them with the oportunity to easily explore nearby southern Croatial.
Culture and history of Ciovo
Since the ancient Romans who called it Boa (Bua, Bavo) it is mainly populated in the 15th and 16th century by nearby inhabitants escaping the Turks. During this period many local monuments are built mostly as testament to the spiritual nature of inhabitants.
Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica built in 1546 on the cliffs to the south of the island. Zedno village in the island interior with the church of St.. Maurice in the field, gathering place for hermits.
Arbanija at the coast with the Dominican monastey of St. Kriza built in the 15th century containing a noteable painting gallery.
Franciscian Monastery of St. Ante, with its original appearance and preserved 17th century relics.
Small churches such as St. Nikola, St. Petar, St. Andrija, church of Lady near the sea built as a testament of victory against Split.
Places in Ciovo
Ciovo, located in central Dalmatia has about 6000 inhabitants. The island has lots of hills with the highest being peak Rudine (209 m). To the north is a part of Trogir with shipyard while other settlements Arbanija and Slatina are situated throughout the northeast coast. Inside the island we find Zedno while Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji occupy the western side.
OKRUG DONJI- taverns, restaurants and other local establishments is where you can enjoy local cuisine along with fishing festivals and events all make Okrug an interesting tourist location. Many fans of windsurfing and scuba diving will be delighted with its beaches.
ARBANIJA - small village in the north of Ciovo just 4 km away from Trogir. Here you can enjoy a truly beautiful nature and beaches with many coves. For all interested in peaceful vacation and yet close to civilization.
SLATINE - situated on the coast of Kastelan bay, opposite the city of Split and surrounded by pine trees holding numerous coves Slatina also contains sports fields for soccer and basketball with local cuisine offer. From here it is possible to take organized trips do nearby islands of Solta, Brac and Hvar.