Ciovo : a beautiful croatian island
Ciovo is one of the most popular islands in Dalmatia and is known as the island of tourism. The geographical "center" of Dalmatia - the island of Ciovo - is located right next to the historic city center of ancient Trogir, a city protected by UNESCO, connected by two on land bridges.
The island of Ciovo in its forests is home to many sacred objects and, in its sea, hides many species of fish. The bays are surrounded by pine forests, and the excellent tourist offers represent many opportunities for fun and urban holidays.
The island for fugitives and solitaries
The island of Ciovo has always been on the road of the conqueror, as evidenced by many traces that today make an attraction of cultural heritage. Most of them are from Middle Ages, and among the most prestigious buildings of this era is the Holy Cross Monastery in Arbanija, which has a beautiful courtyard and a valuable collection of medieval arts.
The island of Ciovo was sometimes an oasis of spiritual peace, as seen through the beautiful sacred buildings. The Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica is known as a sanctuary where hermit priests in Middle Ages found their refuge.
It is just 2 km from Slatine, where you can find the precious Romanesque church of St. Peter. In the village of Žedno there is the church of St. Mavro, 4th century, another quiet corner that was built by the hermit priests.
What to see?
During your stay on the island, here are some essential buildings to see absolutely in couple, in family or even alone:
- Our Lady of Prizidnica is a sanctuary located near Slatine on the south side of the island of Ciovo between the steep rocks just above the sea. It was built almost 5 centuries ago. The Sanctuary and the Church of Our Lady of Prizdinica were developed by priests of the Poljica Republic in the 16th century.
- The Villa Racettin: the villa is located in the bay of Racetinovac (Pantera). Very religious family Racettin built the villa and small church dedicated to St. Antun the Hermit in the year 1630.
- The ancient churches - there are also very old smaller churches that are worth seeing in Ciovo; Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Pierre, Romanesque church of Notre-Dame, located at the edge of the sea, with Renaissance complements, the Dominican convent of St. Croix, founded in the 15th century.
Quiet holidays in idyllic places
There are many places where the island of Ciovo offers a lot of fun. Places you can all visit and book on a website specialized in online travel. Arbanija and Slatine stand out as the perfect places for idyllic family holidays. Bušinci and Mavarštica with many pebble beaches and crystal-clear sea, offer a magnificent view of the islands of the Middle Dalmatian archipelago: Bra?, Šolta and Hvar.
Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji are the two largest villages on the island and offer a wide variety of options to enjoy a beach vacation, but also in modern day amenities. And if you want to see the hotels at the best price on the spot, it is just a click away thanks to eDreams.