Ciovo is an island situated in middle Dalmatia, connected with the city Trogir by drawbridge, and administratively divided between Split, Trogir and Okrug.
Total surface of the island is 28,8 km2 and there are several villages: Okrug Donji (Lower,) Okrug Gornji (Upper), Arbanija, Slatine, Žedno and Ciovo. Čiovo is about 2 km away from the mainland on the east (cape Marjan); on the north-west, it is connected with mainland by drawbridge (in Trogir).
The island was inhabited already in prehistory and old Romans used to call it Boa (Bua, Bavo). During XV. and XVI. century the surrounding population came to the island, running away from the Turks. The south side of the island is rather uninhabited.
Since the island Ciovo is a kind of extension of the city Trogir, it offers a lot of possibilities for vacation, recreation and swimming, as well as numerous historical monuments. The Mediterranean vegetation, archipelago with small picturesque little islands, mild climate and most beautiful beaches in hidden bays, will certainly make your stay unforgettable.
Čiovo’s position in the heart of Dalmatia makes it ideal starting point for exploring rich cultural heritage and natural beauties of Dalmatia. We wish you a hearty welcome to this beautiful island!