The Splendours of Split, Croatia

The beautiful city of Split lounges on the balmy Croatian coast. Its beautiful, historic streets meander around the neat square of Diocletian’s Palace, surrounded by mediaeval walls. The soft curves of Marjan’s hill unfurl from the town towards the Adriatic Sea which languidly stretches out to the horizon, freckled with paradise islands just waiting to be explored. Split is one of the best known tourist towns in Croatia and when you visit its quaint streets and gaze out from the Riva towards the islands it is very easy to see why so many people choose to visit this fantastic destination each year.

Getting to Split:

Most travellers from abroad will arrive in Split by aeroplane. The airport is not actually situated in Split but by nearby Trogir but it is easy to get from the airport to the centre of the city. You can take a hire car, bus, or taxi transfer from the terminal direct to your accommodation, to the middle of the old town or to the Riva.

Getting Around:

Most of Split’s attractions are best explored on foot, though you can take a taxi or public transport to visit some attractions outwith the city, like Kastela or the ancient Roman remains of Salona. A walk around the old town and exploration of the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace is a must for every visitor to Split. One of the main draws of this part of the world though are the islands off the coast. Ferries will take you to some of the closer islands from the old harbour in Split, though for true freedom of the seas it could be a good idea to charter a yacht if you are not lucky enough to own your own.

Getting Out and About:

Split is a fantastic city though it can get quite busy during the peak months. If you are looking for a Croatian idyll for the holiday of a lifetime then Split can be an excellent base from which to explore, so consider leaving the beautiful city behind and setting sail for adventure. You could visit one of the many beautiful islands, Hvar, with its celebs and party scene, rugged volcanic Vis, breezy Brac, perfect for wind surfing and kite flying, or romantic Mljet, shrouded in myth. This is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and find out what this area is really all about. From marinas frequented by millionaires to fishing villages that have changed little in the last hundred years, from busting beaches to peaceful coves where only the sounds are those of the wind and the waves and the cries of circling sea birds.

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