Ciovo Island

Luxury Vacation on Ciovo near Trogir

Planning your summer vacation? Read our blog about Ciovo, a beautiful island near Trogir and find out why it is a perfect destination for your next luxury vacation in Croatia.

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Luxury vacation on Ciovo Island

Ciovo Island is on the top of the list for summer holiday destination in Croatia. Crystal blue sea with pebbled beaches, vibrant night life and excellent cuisine you can experience in local restaurants adds up to Ciovo allure.

Ciovo Island

Ciovo Island, source:www.visitokrug.com

What to do on Ciovo Island?

Long considered as a suburb of Trogir, Ciovo has risen in the last couple of years as a standalone tourist destination with multitude activities you can enjoy in.

With various activities you can partake in on the island most popular are water related activities.

Water activities

Water activities, source:www.visitokrug.com

Diving on Ciovo

There is a diving school on the island where you can make your first steps into this exciting activity. Diving school offers courses and excursions for the beginners and professionals alike. Here you can learn the basics of diving and embark on discovering beautiful Ciovo underwater world accompanied with skilled professional instructors.

Diving

Diving school, source:www.visitokrug.com

For guests looking to spend more active vacation Ciovo offers lots of possibilities for jet skiing, diving, parasailing, windsurfing, quad driving or cycling.

Water activities

Water activities, source:www.visitokrug.com

Quad Tours

One of the cool ways to explore destination is by quad. It is simple and ease because you do not need a special training in driving it and that it is suitable for almost all age groups. Driving quad also enables you to enjoy the breathtaking views of the neighboring islands of Brac and Solta.

Quad

Quad tour

Jet skiing on Ciovo

Jet skiing and parasailing are available on main beaches on the island, and you can rent them with relative ease.

Jet skiing

Jet skiing, source:www.visitokrug.com

Ciovo bicycling

Criss-crossing the island there are some 20 kilometers of walking and bicycle routes. Bicycle routes vary in difficulty so they can be enjoyed by amateurs and professionals alike.

Bicycling Bicycling, source:www.visitokrug.com

For more information on activities you can partake in while vacationing on Ciovo island please contact our VIP Concierge Department.

Ciovo beaches

If above mentioned activities are not your thing and you are just looking to spend a relaxing day on the beach, rest assured that you have come to the right place. Ciovo does not lack in beautiful beaches where you can just lay back, relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of waves rushing to the shore.

Bocici bay

Bocici bay, Ciovo

Labadusa beach

Labadusa beach

Aerial photo of Labadusa beach

One of the beaches worth visiting is surely Labadusa beach. Situated in Okrug Gornji on the south side of the island this beach is one of the most popular beaches on Ciovo.

Labadusa beach

Labadusa beach

Here you will find Laganini Beach Club which is an excellent place that offers a laid-back atmosphere and amazing views. It is an ideal place for those wanting to experience more from a day at the beach.

Laganini beach bar

Laganini beach bar

Toc beach

Toc beach

Toc beach, source:www.visitokrug.com

Another popular beach is Toc beach. Situated on the northwest side of the island in Okrug Gornji this beach is filled with caffe bars, beach restaurants, ice cream stands, and massage tents and it is an ideal beach to take your kids to.

Beach Cabana

Cabana, source:www.visitokrug.com

Beach is situated next to the main road on the island, and it follows its line throughout the entire settlement.

Kava beach

Kava beach

Kava beach, source:www.visitokrug.com

On the west side of Ciovo Island town of Okrug Donji is situated. There is a nice, pebbled beach surrounded with lush Mediterranean greenery that along with crystal clear sea forms a magical place.

Aside mentioned beaches there are numerous small beaches, bays and hidden coves where you can just lay back with a good book and enjoy.

Beach on Ciovo Island

Beach in Arbanija, Ciovo Island

Ciovo Nightlife

Ciovo also offers a rich and vibrant night life. As a part of “Okrug Summer” there are numerous social events, concerts and other manifestations suited both for kids and grownups alike.

Night life

Nightlife, Ciovo Island, source:www,visitokrug.com

Be sure to visit annual events such as Ciovo City Games, White Night and Fisherman’s nights. These events are great opportunity to mingle with locals and enjoy freshly prepared local food and concerts of domestic bands and performers.

Night life

Concert night, Ciovo Island, source:www.visitokrug.com

While observing and participating in everyday life of the locals you will begin to understand and appreciate the phrase “take it easy” as a life moto for people living on the Mediterranean.

Sightseeing on Ciovo

Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica

Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica

Church of Our Lady of Prizidnice, source:commons.wikimedia.org, author: Maju603

On the east side of the island, you will find small town of Slatine. Near the town there is a church of Our Lady of Prizidnice. This quite popular destination is located southward from Slatine. It will take you some 11 minutes by car or 1 hour by foot to reach the site from Slatine, but once there you will immediately understand why it is regularly visited by tourist and locals alike.

Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica

Church of Our Lady of Prizidnice, source:commons.wikimedia.org, author: Rudik

Racetinovac Summer House

Built in 1546. on a very steep cliff and with a bit of mystical atmosphere the location leaves you breathless. If you visit the site just before the sunset, you are in for a treat because most beautiful sunsets on Ciovo can be observed from here. In the Racetinovac bay on the north side of the island you will find the ruins of the summer house Racetini built in 1630.

Racetinovac summer house

Racetinovac summer house, source:www.visitokrug.com

Ruins are located by the immediate vicinity of the sea which gives testimony that appreciation of the nature beauty can be found well into the past. Racetionvac bay is very popular among sailors since it is a natural protected bay and many of them anchor there during the day or night.

Where to eat in Trogir near Ciovo?

For eating out while vacationing on Ciovo, we recommend you to try out the following restaurants in Trogir:

Tavern Trs

Family run Tavern Trs is situated in the heart of Old Town Trogir.

Tavern Trs

Tavern Trs

The vines that intertwine above the tables gives this place a somewhat magic atmosphere. Here you can order many traditional and local dishes, fresh fish, and homemade pasta.

Tavern Trs

Tavern Trs

Restaurant Don Dino

Combination of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist is what sets aside Don Dino from other restaurants in the area.

Restaurant Don DinoRestaurant Don Dino

With restaurant terrace situated next to the pedestrian passage, but still secluded enough to give privacy, you are able to enjoy an exquisite meal surrounded with vibrant sounds of Trogir`s nightlife.

Restaurant Don Dino

Restaurant Don Dino

Restaurant Vanjaka

Located in the heart of Trogir historic center, Restaurant Vanjaka offers exceptional local dishes that are masterfully paired with exquisite Croatian wines. Entire experience is garnished with attentive and friendly staff in an authentic ambience.

Which ever restaurant from above mentioned you choose we are sure you are in for a culinary extravaganza.

Tavern Trs

Tavern Trs

How to get to Ciovo Island?

Getting to Ciovo is quite straightforward. Connected with mainland via two bridges you can get to island with relatively ease.

New Ciovo bridge

New Ciovo bridge

Split international airport is just 4 kilometers from Ciovo and during the season (May to October) airport is excellently connected with most of the European cities. There are daily flights from United Kingdom, Netherland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries.

Split International airport

Split international airport, source:commons.wikimedia.org, author: Ballota

If you are arriving with your own car, you can take the route E65. Exit from route E65 is some 20 kilometers from Ciovo.

Ciovo Island

Map of Ciovo Island

Also, there is a bus terminal in Trogir from where you can easily get a taxi or Uber to get to Ciovo.

Where to stay on Ciovo Island?

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Situated on the north side of the Ciovo, Luxury Villa Cor Mare is an excellent choice for your next dream vacation in Croatia.

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

With lavish design and 4 bright and modernly furnished bedrooms villa comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests.

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Villa also features infinity pool with built in jacuzzi, large terrace, sauna, and a gym. Trogir is just a short ride away.

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Luxury Villa Cor Mare with Pool

Luxury Villa Citadella with Pool

Surrounded with lush greenery that separates the villa from the outside world, Villa Citadella offers a peaceful oasis amidst Ciovo urban center.

Luxury Villa Citadella with Pool

Luxury Villa Citadella with Pool

This five-star villa is lavishly furnished and decorated. Villa also features heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna. For those that wants to stay fit even during the vacation villa has a treadmill.

Luxury Villa Citadella with Pool

Luxury Villa Citadella with Pool

Great thing about Villa Citadella is that Trogir`s Old Town is just 10-minute walk so you will hardly need to use your car.

Luxuy Villa North Star with Pool

Luxury Villa North Star is located on the south side of the Ciovo Island and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.

Luxury Villa North Star with Pool

Luxury Villa North Star with Pool

Scandinavian design and style are visible throughout the entire villa. Large terrace with a heated pool and barbecue offers you lots of space for enjoying the sun or sharing a meal with your family and friends. Villa also features a private entrance to lovely, pebbled beach.

Luxury Villa North Star with Pool

Luxury Villa North Star with Pool

We hope that our blog will incite you to spend a luxury vacation on the beautiful island of Ciovo. We would appreciate it if you shared your experience with us.

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