Okrug Donji, Ciovo, Trogir, Split


Set on the west side of Ciovo Island, Okrug Donji is a smaller quieter village than Okrug Gornji. Set on the end of a peninsula and much favoured by divers fishermen and surfers – the waters are deeper here  – there is also a sea kayaking centre.

The nearest restaurant is approx. half an hour walk so you would need some kind of transport – one of our favourites is in on the south coast of the peninsula so only about 10 mins drive across the top of the island but it’s a beautiful place to spend the day and the food is exceptional and reasonably priced Konoba Duga

In Okrug Donji you will find a chapel of St. John the Baptist. No one knows the exact year it was  built, but it was first mentioned in the 17th century. In the chapel is a small altar and a statue of St. John the Baptist.

If you like a bit more choice of restaurants/nightlife head into nearby Okrug Gonji with it’s lovely beach loads of  water sports and restaurants  there and even a little Aqua park for the kids in the shallows –  or just 20 minutes drive and you are in the lovely Unesco Heritage site of Trogir Old Town with it’s amazing Fruit market , little cobbled streets with shops and ice cream bars. Some really good restaurants here too as well as Split old town – you can catch the water taxi from Okrug Gornji beach or Trogir across to Split Port and explore the street markets and museums, before returning to a little haven of peace in Okrug Donji – a great place to avoid the crowds and recharge the batteries.