In the pearly necklace of maritime Croatia there stands out a rocky jewel by the name of Trogir. Greek, Venetian, Turkish and French aspirations for the posession of this ancient Illyrian settlement has resulted in the very best that history has to offer. Proud town walls loom over indestructible centennial gates, the Kamerlengo fortress, the tower of Saint Mark and the tall spires of old churches. Forty centuries have left the Romanesque-Gothic Trogir ornamented with diverse artistic styles. UNESCO could not help but protect this monument-town with its globally significant cultural heritage.