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Split – The true heart of Croatia

By on 2. November 2016

There are many reasons why you should travel to Split. Sandra and I did that on our trip to Croatia. It is a wonderful city with a lot of cool places to see and the true heart of this country. It actually has an Unesco World Heritage site. We only had time for a day trip. But what we saw was impressive!

Split day trip

The journey and the city´s surroundings

First of all I have to say, that we were located in Omis and not in Split. So we had to drive there from our Airbnb accommodation with our rented car. But that was a good thing to be honest. The coastline – read here –  is a really beautiful part of Croatia, so the journey was bearable 😉

We could not see everything we wanted to see of Split in one day. It is just not enough time. I recommend spending two days minimum, if you truely want to experience the uniqueness of Split. So I can only talk about what we have seen, because I want to keep this blog as authentic as I can.

Ocean along the way to Split

If you do not stay in Split, than you will see some nice beaches, mountains and islands along the way. Does not matter if you come from the northwest or the southeast. Split is surrounded by many beautiful other smaller cities like Trogir, Podstrana and Omis. All of them and even the smaller ones are worth a visit, because they are not as overloaded as Split. But this city definitely has something special to it and there is a reason why it even has an Unesco World Heritage site!

Split and its history

Split is the second biggest city in Croatia. It is located by the ocean in a region called Dalmatia. It has about 180.000 citizens and was built by a greek colony about 2.400 years ago. The point where it all started was the Diocletian Palace. Over the thousends of years it always was a strategically important location for different kingdoms and countries like the Italian Kingdom, the French Empire or the germans. Nowerdays it is a fantastic tourist attraction and the main place to go to in terms of transportation. You will find an airport, ferries, buses and so on. It is the pivotal point of Croatia.

Small village on the way to Split

Split and its attractions

I have to say, that we could not see everything we wanted to see of Split in one day. It is just not enough time. I recommend spending two days minimum, if you truely want to experience the uniqueness of this city. So I can only talk about what we have seen, because I want to keep this blog as authentic as I can.

The beaches and the promenades

When you walk around this city, you will come by a couple beaches at least, for sure. I do not know how many beaches Split has to offer but it has to be a big number. All the ones we have seen, have been very nice and definitely worth a visit. And you have so many options while you are there. You can either sit in a beach bar at one of the various promenades, drink a coffee or just relax on countless loungers. The water there is really clear, just like anywhere else in Croatia. So do not forget to pack your swim suits 🙂

The promenade in the centre of Split

Old town and the streets

The streets of Split are very cool. In the old town, which is located in the centre of the city, you will see many old buildings, that have a roman style to it. To be fair, it does not really matter where you go within Croatia, you will find that everywhere. But especially when you go to the old town, you will feel like you have been set back hundreds of years in time. You will find a lot of plants on the walls, wooden windows and many lovely colours. You can see and feel the different epochs. It is just wonderful to look at!

Cat living in the streets of Split

Old streets of Split

The old town

The Marjan Park

This is a must see when you are exploring this city. The parks lies in the west of the city and is a good place for a walk, to do some sports or to relax. You have a great view onto the ocean and the island Otok Ciovo. Additionally you can visit a small church called “Sveti Jere”. This park is a true oasis and good for spending a couple hours in peace.

Ocean view at Marjan Park

Unfortunately we could not do more in a day than what we have seen. Certainly there is much more to discover. You can go to the Diocletian Palace – a historical jewel of Split -,  visit the Ivan Mestrovic gallery, the Dioklecijanova palace or have a look at the Klis fortress. All of these sights suppose to be really nice and make the city to what it is – a unique part of the croatian history and great place to visit!

 

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