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Split in Croatia is one of very favourite places to visit in the whole of the Med. It’s easy to step back in what is the time capsule of Split and visit many historic sights all immersed in the friendly Croatian culture, it really is a great place to spend a few days.

The old town of Split is akin to an open air museum, as you weave your way through the small lanes you’ll eventually find the cherry on the top of the cake, the World Heritage Site of the Diocletian’s Palace. Once you’ve got your bearings then the open air market is just outside the palace walls, there is the underground market and of course the stunning harbour to wander along. Inside the walls of the palace you’ll find several museums including the City Museum and the Town Museum. Further afield you have the Archaeological Museum and the Ethnographic Museum.

Split isn’t all about museums and cafe’s though, Krka National Park and several top quality beaches are all within easy reach. As an added bonus because they’ve stayed away from the Euro with their own Kuna currency things are still very affordable in Croatia so if you ever get the chance to visit Split, don’t miss it.

If you are planning a holiday in Split, you might want to plan a head, what to see, which excursions to make, where to go out, which beaches to visit etc., so to make it easy for you we have made a list of 20 thinks we believe could be of interested.

Diocletian Palace: Visit the whole palace area during day time, spend the 25 Kuna entrance to see the basement area and spend the 15 kuna entrance fee to see the Cathedral of St Duje and the Temple of Jupiter, alternative you can join the Split walking tours which is a 2 hour guide tour trough the old town.

Museums: Visit the ethnographical museum in the old town, the archeological museum and the museum of the city of Split.

National theater: Split has some very skillful actresses and opera singers, so check out the schedule for upcoming performances.

City Park Marjan: rent a bike and take a ride to the city park Marjan, from the top spot you excellent view over the city and the islands, on the way down go for a coffee at cafe Vidilica (Cafe view – you will know why it has this name)

Markets: Visit the fish Market at Marmontova and the green market just outside of the west side of the Palace, on main market you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, local cheese, olive oil and Rakija. – Markets are open from 6.30 in the morning and the main one is just few minutes walk from Splatum Luxe garden apartment.

Festivals and events: During summer Split has a number of recurring events like the Diocletian nights, where people dress up like Romans (in Togo) and eat and drink in the basement of the palace.

Other events to mention is the open theater at the Peristil, the Spilt summer festival , Split music Festival at the Prokurative and children festival also at the Prokurative and much more.

Salona: Visit the ruins of the ancient roman city Salona which was 3 times the size of Pompeii. Salona is situated a few Km outside of Split center and can easily be reached by bus. Entrance fee is 20 Kuna.

Restaurant: Top restaurants in Split are Black Cat, situated close to the market, English breakfast, international menu, great salads and great cocktail, another good restaurant is Maslina situated at the end of Marmontova, great pizza, steaks and home made Gnocchi.

Fast food: Close to the Bačvice beach you can enjoy original Bosnian Čevapčići at the place called Ba-će, Čevapčići is spiced meat roles served in a bread with fresh onions and Kajmak, you can get Čevapčići in most fast food shops, but trust me the best ones you get at Ba-će.

Nightlife bars: An absolute MUST do, is to spend one evening hanging out in the old town, you would love the ambient of the bars Puls, Ghetto and Gaga just to mention a few, prices are fairly decent 20 kuna for a beer or long drink and 35 – 40 kuna for a good cocktail.

Nightlife Discotheques: Once you finish in the old town, you might want to continue the party in one of Splits discotheques, at Bačvice you have Club Tropic and Club Bačvice which is for the younger audience, close to Stadium you have Hemmingway and Vanilla, especially Hemmingway is a great looking place.

Beaches: Expect all Spit beaches to be crowded in July and August so get there early. Spalatum luxe apartment is located 8 minutes walk from Bacvice beach, most famous blue flag sandy beach in Split.

Sport: Sailing, windsurfing, rowing, MTB, swimming and triathlon are just a few sports that you can enjoy in Split and suroundings. With enourmous sports background (many world class sports events are held in Split) this town lives a sport. Expat soccer game on Monday and Wednesdays at 19:00 – game is played at CTS sports center, which is 10 minutes walk from the centre.

Rafting: Go for a 4 hour rafting tour on the river Cetina, tours are organized with pick up in Split or you can go to Omis with local bus line – prices for rafting is around 25-30 Euro..

Klis: if you want some magnificent panorama pictures of split you should visit the 7th century fortress Klis, the fortress is one of the most beautiful ones in Croatia. The fortress is open form 9 am to 7 pm, entrance fee is 10 Kuna.

Trogir: Visit the UNESCO city Trogir, bus from Split takes about 30 minutes, return from Trogir with the split – Trogir transfer boat.

Brac: Take a one day trip to the island of Brac, rent a scooter in Supetar and explore the island, if you don’t fancy riding a scooter, take the local bus and go to see the city of Bol, plan to spend some hours on one of Croatia’s most famous beaches – Zlatni rat, the golden tongue.

Hvar: take a one day trip to the Island of Hvar

National park Krka. Take a one day trip to Krka one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, bring your swimsuit as you are actually allow to swim below the waterfalls.

Shopping: Recently Split got is few new shopping mals, so if you are looking to do big time shopping you should visit the shopping center Joker, which is situated 15 minutes walk from the centre of the town.

Historical sailing boat: Take a trip with the Swan, a traditional Croatia sailing boat which do daily excursion to the Island of Ciovo, boat leaves from the middle of the Riva, you can not miss it.


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