Ciovo is an island located in central Dalmatia, is connected with Trogir by bridge, and administratively divided between Split, Trogir and Okrug. On a total area of 28.8 km² island there are several villages: Okrug Donji, Okrug Gornji, Arbanija, Slatina, Thirsty, Ciovo.
From the mainland to the east (Cape Marjan) Ciovo is about 2 km away; in the northwest to the mainland by a bascule bridge (in Trogir). Already settled in prehistoric times and ancient Romans called it Boa (Bua, Bavo). During XV. and XVI. century. on it removes the local population fleeing from the Turks. South of the island is uninhabited.
Church of Our Lady of Prizidnica with hermit facilities from 1546, situated among cliffs, lies on the southeast side of the island. The village Slatina on Split side of the island Čiovo. The beautiful Island there is old Croatian church of St. Petra. Thirsty Village in the interior of the island and has a church. Maur in the field, where the monks gathered, and the center of the village church Bl. Ivana Trogir.
This settlement is a place on the sea with Dominican convent of St.. Cross, founded in XV. c. The monastery complex has cloister with the spacious garden and interesting is the northern wall built like a fortress for better defense. The church houses a valuable painting heritage from the XVII. st.
In the village of Ciovo, above the cave in which the former hermits, was built in the Franciscan monastery of St. Ante, who has retained the appearance of the XVII. c. The monastery keeps the crown of gilded silver with jewels from XIV. st., a statue of St. Magdalena Ivana Duknovića and images of which the most valuable painting by Jacopo Palma the Younger from XVII. c. From the small church on the island is situated the Church of St. Nicholas (XIV. Century.), Vol. Andrew (VI./VII. C.), Vol. Peter (XVI. Century.). Church of Our Lady by the Sea is an early Romanesque with Renaissance, was built in memory of victory over inhabitants of Split.
Area (Okruk) Gornji and Okrug Donji, now form a separate independent municipality, and once they were part of Trogir. They have a church of St. Tudor and St.. Charles Borromeo from XVIII. st.
Bušinci is a small tourist town located on the south side of Ciovo, in the vicinity of Okrug Donji on the island Čiovo, only 6 km from the town of Trogir. They have a beautiful view of the central Dalmatian islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta.
The town has several restaurants, bars and shops, and in the surroundings there are numerous sandy beaches offering hidden peace and enjoying the crystal clear waters. Nearby is home to the beach Milićevo which offers numerous activities and entertainment in bars.
beach – Businci, island ČiovoObližnji Okrug Donji offers, in addition to plenty of sunshine, beautiful beaches and clear sea, several restaurants and cafes, and different types of recreation: diving course, fitness center with tennis courts, day trip boats to neighboring quiet bays, the possibility of renting scooters, and parachute flight on the local beach.
Bušinci is a perfect place for families looking for peace and quiet, and the immediate vicinity of Trogir guarantees a pleasant time, concert choir or playing on open-air stages and other entertainment and cultural events throughout the season.
Since the island Ciovo sort of extension of Trogir, offering plenty of opportunities for relaxation, recreation and swimming and many historical monuments.
Mediterranean vegetation, archipelago of small picturesque islands, mild climate and beautiful beaches in secluded bays will surely make your stay unforgettable. Čiovo’s position in the heart of Dalmatia (see map Hvar) makes it ideal starting point for exploring rich cultural heritage and natural beauties of Dalmatia.
We welcome you to this beautiful island!