The Adriatic Coast as It Was Once, and Today: Trogir 1962 and 2017

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A new series on TCN – looking at the Adriatic coast as it once was, and how it looks today. We start with Trogir, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but back in 1962… 

The Adriatic coast is stunning, and it is understandably one of the biggest attractions in Croatian tourism. 

Now imagine it without the crowds and all the new apartments that have sprung up in the last few decades, as Croatian tourism took off in the 1960s.

Croatia’s coastal stone towns are timeless, change little, and have centuries (and some, millennia) of history and stories contained within their walls. How did they look before the arrival of mass tourism?

There is a wonderful, wonderful Facebook page for Hvar called Old Photos and Postcards of Hvar Town, which I have been following and occasionally contributing to over the years – you can check it out here

It is time to explore the rest of the Adriatic coast. Over the next few months, we will be looking at the Adriatic coast as it once was, and how the same towns look today. Many thanks to former Total Split writer and current Split tour guide par excellence, Ivica Profaca, for the initial supply of great photos from yesteryear. 

Trogir in 2017, UNESCO World Heritage Site.


And Trogir before the masses, back in 1962.


If you have any photos of the Adriatic coast as it once was and would like them featured on TCN, please send photo with description, year and source to [email protected] 


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