Split, located along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, is the second-largest city of the country. The amazing city, in the sea-side country of Europe, carries a blend of both modern and ancient and, it feels like time has stopped here. While newer buildings have come up, that centuries-old architecture still remains intact.
Split indeed makes for a wonderful holiday destination, and it is very easy to reach the city. One of the most popular ways is to take the Hvar to Split ferry. The city enjoys many international and domestic ferry connections. It is also well connected by air to other countries. One can also take the bus, train, and ferry from Europe to reach Split.
For all those planning a trip to Split, here are some activities that should not be missed.
- Explore the old city
Keep aside some hours to see the historical side of the city and head for Split’s old town hall, Pjaca square, and Fruit Square. Look at the renaissance architecture from the Venetian era. Take a walk in Marmont Street, lined by shops, cafes, and restaurants.
- A trip to Marjan
Explore the beautiful city of Marjan, surrounded by a high hill with pine trees. If you are looking for fresh air and, then, head for this less frequented landmark in Split. Make an interesting visit to the eastern side of the hill with Jewish cemetery, and some of the tombstones go back to the 1700s. St. Nicholas and St. Jerome are two famous churches.
- Five islands trip
Why not take out some time to explore five islands in Adriatic Sea Vis, Budikovac, Pakleni Islands, Biševo and Hvar. Some of the top destinations on your trip include spots like Monk Seal Cave, Hvar’s old town, Blue Cave, and the beautiful village of Komiža. Enjoy a wonderful drive through the picturesque villages and learn about the life of the local fishermen.
- A visit to the Krka National Park
Get ready to feel close to nature and take this awesome trip to Krka National Park. It is time to move away from the crowds and explore the park and its stunning waterfall. Enjoy swimming as well as some local spirit tasting Take a boat ride within the park, and you’re your camera ready as you will come across several beautiful viewpoints
- Discover the Klis Fortress
Balanced on a cliff above the terraced hills, Klis Fortress enjoys a prominent place among the tourists as it has appeared in Game of Thrones. Surrounded by towering cliffs and terraced hills, the structure has persisted through two and a half millennia. The medieval era Klis was the seat of the Croatian Kings and a sign of power and strength.
- Water rafting on the Cetina River
Take a half-day tour to raft through the easy rapids of the Cetina River. It is a great way to plan a family day out and enjoy the weather sport as well as admire the remarkable scenery around. You will come across caves, waterfalls deep canyons, and will love that jungle-like vegetation along the river. Enjoy a traditional Croatian meal and relax after the rafting experience.
- Take a food tour of Split
Do not come away without enjoying the bustling city with its amazingly fresh seafood. You are sure to notice the strong influence of Dalmatian cuisine that itself is developed because of the Roman, Greek, and Mediterranean food cultures. Explore the regional specialties and recipes made from local ingredients and served by popular eateries. Some of the most popular dishes include Roast Leg of Lamb, Wild Dalmatian Game, Blood Sausages, Octopus Salad, grilled fish, Shepherd’s Stew, and more.