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Split

Countries: Croatia
Activity: City break


Split, second largest city in Croatia is economic, administrative, educational, sport and tourist center of Split Dalmatia county (Middle Dalmatia), traffic connection to Croatia islands, pearls of Adritic like Hvar, Vis, Brac and Solta. Within area of Split and Solin the oldest findings are from the time of Neolithic and Eneolithic. Dalmatian cusine in Split restaurants is one of the most healthiest in the World. Quality and fresh sea fish, shells or meat specialities combined with fresh vegetables. Add on top popular black Mediteranean wines like merlot, cabarnet, plavac, dingac, postup and quality
white wines like malvazija, posip, pinot, vugava and kujundzusa combined with Dalmatian music and you tasted Dalmatia. About Split they say it’s the most sport city in the World. Some of the sports stars born in Split are Djurdjica Bjedov, Veljko Rogosic, Stipe Bozic, Goran Ivanisevic, Mario Ancic, Toni Kukoc, Blanka Vlasic, brothers Skelin, Soccer club Hajduk.


Sightseeing in Split starts with the awesome Diocletian’s Palace, and its marble streets scattered with Roman ruins. And, you can wander the palace any time of the day or night. Most of Split’s museums and galleries are closed on Sunday. There’s no single must-see attraction here: it’s really a question of taking time to stroll the palace’s narrow, tunnel-like streets, where Roman, medieval and Renaissance buildings jostle together to form a unique urban jumble. Rising above the city to the west, Marjan hill presents an easily accessible expanse of woodland park, with some fine views back towards the centre. And you shouldn’t just restrict your wanderings to the city centre.

RIVA
The promenade of gatherings and love walks.

If you wander around asking where the Quay of the Croatian National Revival is, you might be greeted by a few quizzical looks. Instead, just ask for the Riva and someone is sure to point you in the right direction. The Riva is a broad street right on the waterfront that runs the length of the old town and hugs the palace on its south side. It’s the de facto gathering spot, day and night, for the people of Split to engage in some of the activities that have been honed to a fine art in Croatia: chatting over a cup of coffee and people-watching.

DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE
Memorial of the great emperor.

A quick look at the resplendent view of the palace from the hills surrounding the city will quickly establish why practically any emperor would be more than happy to locate his palace at the site that Diocletian chose for his retirement home.

FISH MARKET
Bustle of the fishing manners.

Upon entering, you might feel compelled to crack the classic, “Something’s fishy here…” joke, but please refrain – it’s been said before. What you can do is check out the hustle and bustle of weighing, cutting, haggling and trading that has been going on at this site since the fish market moved from its original location in the south-eastern part of the palace complex in 1843. The interesting smells emanating from the fish market might be compounded with another distinctive odor wafting through the air, that of sulphur. There’s a sulphur spa nearby whose smell frequently mingles with the smell of fish, creating a truly interesting amalgamation of aromas.

GREEN MARKET

Traders’ world in miniature.

Any traveler worth their salt wants to get real and rub elbows with some of the locals and Split’s Pazar is the place to go to satisfy that desire. Jump in and join in the hubbub going on. The buying and selling frenzy involves a variety of wares such as fruits and veggies, clothing and other odds and ends.

MARJAN PENINSULA

The perfect getaway.

When ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Croatia’s second city, visitors can take a pleasant, ten-minute walk through Veli Varos up to the wooded heights of the Marjan peninsula, a safe-heaven of paved paths (suitable for walking or biking), fragrant forests and beaches. An afternoon of sightseeing, swimming or walking should be started just like the locals would, with a drink at Café Vidilica, which overlooks the port. The islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta can be seen and, on particularly clear days, you can see as far as the island of Vis.

THE PERISTYLE AND THE CHATEDRAL OF ST. DOMINUS
Priceless Roman heritage.

Eleven of the twelve granite sphinxes that originally guarded the Peristyle have been destroyed by Christians who took exception to Egyptian imagery in their cathedral, but the twelfth remains, an imposing reminder of the original designer of the mausoleum, Diocletian. The former emperor’s tomb has long since disappeared, perhaps re-used in the creation of the Christianized mausoleum.


DUBROVNIK
The town of mighty walls.

This ancient town, encircled by its powerfull walls and fortresses, looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jelously kept and preserved over centuries. Its picturesque palaces, old monasteries and churches, ancient libraries, treasuries and cobblestoned streets and squares are just part of what you can see and experience of the rich history of this town.

TROGIR
Relaxing historical resort.

The historic town centre is a World Heritage Site. As it’s pedestrian only, the central Trogir is calm and relaxing. Trogir is located on an island between the island of Ciovo and the mainland. Small bridges connect Trogir with the mainland and Ciovo. The Mediterranean vegetation ends in small sand and pebble beaches on the western side.

MAKARSKA

Unique resort of remarkable contrasts.

Makarska is an attractive Croatian tourist centre of Makarska Riviera, located in the heart of Dalmatia, well – known for its natural and climatic characteristics, rich cultural and historical heritage and also heterogeneous tourist offer and kind hosts. There is no place in the whole Mediterranean area with a such wealthy and noticeable contrast of the sea and coastal area and Biokovo Mountain that stands vertically above the whole town of Makarska and represents an unrepeatable combination of the sea, greenery and vertical stone cliffs.

PLITVICE LAKES
Inspiring creation of nature.

Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and  enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Today, 60 years after its establishment, Plitvice Park continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia’s biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during summer. They come to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city.

KRKA-SIBENIK-VODICE

Indispensible trio of Dalmatia.

National Park Krka : The empire of Krka River, the magnificent karstic beauty traveling two thirds of its way to the sea through canyons, is a complete opposite of Kornati. You can visit it by boat, car or on foot. Make sure you visit the ethno museum on one of the old mills. Sibenik is located just about in the center of the Croatian Adriatic coast, in the picturesque, indented ay that the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst in Croatia, flows into. The Sibenik bay, which is 10 km long and 300-1200 meters wide, opens torwards the open sea and islands through a narrow curving channel. The city of Sibenik has an exceptionally significant traffic position that enables direct communication. Vodice is a tourist destination with many facilities that will meet everyone’s expectations regardless of age. Vodice provides opportunities to practice sports - tennis, volleyball, soccer, sailing, diving, surfing, organized fitness, dancing, cycling and much more. After dinner in one of the famous restaurants enjoy the light melodies of Mediterranean music, romantic walks along the sea or savour the cultural entertainment by attending one of the events and concerts taking place in Vodice.