SPLIT is the only city in the world that has developed from a vacation house-the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian who built his palace here at the end of 3rd century AD. No doubt an ideal place for you vacation. Here are our top things to do in Split.
Good morning! You just woke up or stumbled out of the club after the night? In any case, it is time for a coffee. And we do not mean a Starbucks-say my name-take my coffee- and GO…No type, no feelings, no taking coffee time. We are talking about sitting down, ordering a cup of coffee, enjoying the sights, feeling the light breeze or warm sun (if you woke up late), watching people passing by, talking to your friend, sharing and sipping your warm beverage (or two) for at least an hour. That is coffee time – Split style
Well, it is not really like BURJ KHALIFA, but it is worth climbing 60 meters of narrow staircase to reach the bell tower of the Split cathedral . No lift I am afraid, but you will enjoy the sights of the beautiful coastline, harbor & terracotta rooftops of the 1700 years old town. It is Split’s TOP OF THE ROCK for the locals.
Another landmark of the town. It is our “Central Park” but on the hill, and surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, not buildings Ideal place for romantics, proposals or even wedding ceremonies. Singles are welcome also, as it is great photo point.
In summer we have our afternoon siesta and rarely are we are at the beach before 4-5pm, but then, we enjoy the benefits of our beautiful home town till sunset. And the most beautiful sunsets are at OBOJENA beach, SUSTIPAN or JADRAN beach, whichever you stumble on first.
The only sand beach in Split, BACVICE beach is open and live the whole year round, even in wintertime. PICIGIN is an amateur sport played in shallow water consisting of players keeping a small ball from touching the water. There is also a widely held belief that the only proper garment to wear while playing Picigin is a tight SPEEDO (Croatian “mudantine”). Well, this one is not for the SHY
HAJDUK (english: HERO) local football (soccer) club. Even if you are not into sports, if you have missed out on the music festival ULTRA then you should definitely visit local football stadium, designed in the shape of a seashell. Be warned: football is taken very seriously in Split, by many male and some female citizens.
Very popular hang out spot in summer time among the locals, known for its cocktails. Well, they are not the best cocktails in the world but this is a great place to start you evening in Split.
GAGA is not the only place in town, you can have drinks, beers, cocktails in numerous small bars & pubs, just walk around the stone paved streets of the old town. PULS, BODEGA, FABRIQUE & many more are the favorite bars of the local people and visitors.
and something only for the youngest and bravest All the locals have at least once in their lifetime continued their night out in KUKA, club that is opened until the last guests have had enough. After CENTRAL, VANILLA or any other club in Split has closed, KUKA is still open. Except during the ULTRA festival but that is something different.
WARNING! – You need to know where KUKA is, otherwise you will never find it, there is no sign, just a very dodgy doors near Split rugby stadium. And where is the Split rugby stadium…? Well, that is the story for another post about Split.
Can DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 2016 be your choice for a holiday in 2017?
This is something like KUBA in Castro times same as you need to visit Cuba now before it all changes, now is time to experience the old school fish & farmers market , as you will never see anything like it anywhere in western world any more. Believe us, you need to do it before it get all nice,clean, modernized. Now it is messy, smells of fresh fish, with prices written on small pieces of cardboards, very row & amazingly beautiful.
Farmers market is full of real Croatian farmers who produce couple of kilos of fruits and vegetables, very cartoon like happy people, often very loud in their marketing endeavours.
Taste the fruit, smell the flowers, all fresh from local area.
- Split is the hub of central Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia, with about 250,000 inhabitants. It presents one of the oldest cities in the area, traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old. Split is a typical Mediterranean town, vibrant, charming and fun. Stroll along Split’s seafront promenade, visit museums, art galleries, museums, Roman cellars, stone pave squares, change of the guards on Peristil at noon; the 10 things to do written here is just a scratch of the things you can visit & experience in Split, Croatia. Split serves as a jumping-off point for the exploration of the coast and islands of the beautiful Croatian Adriatic, like Hvar, Brac, Korcula & Vis. Stay in Split and then sail with Adriatic Sailing.
“Split is one of those cities for which every description or picture inevitably underwhelms once you see it in person” Cody McClain Brown