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Split trip

Split trip

The Croatian city of Split is larger than the more well-known Dubrovnik, it is actually the largest city the country has on the Adriatic coast as well as an important transportation hub.

As opposed to Dubrovnik, Split is much more exciting rather than relaxing, it’s a working port city and the ferries are sent out across the waters to the Dalmatian Islands and beyond.

Split is located in Central Dalmatia, and any trip to the region has to pass or even start in Split, not only because of its size, but also because of the interesting sights, attractions and activities that one can engage in there.

For instance the city started being built around the Diocletian palace which was built here for the retired Roman Emperor, and that Roman heritage is still very present, the historic centre of the city featuring walls, squares and temples from that era.

Now don’t imagine everything is great-looking and historic in nature, the city is also populated by rather ugly-looking apartment-blocks, but the old town is something to behold indeed.

What you may not expect form a port city is for its western end to actually be a wooded mountain park, featuring beaches and pathways and everything in between.

The harbour features a promenade which is lined with cafes – as it’s traditional with harbor promenades all around the world – a great place for a stroll.

The excitement that we mentioned earlier might stem from the fact that Split is located in a region with something akin to almost an ideal climate; there are two thousand and eight hundred hours of sunlight each year. Thanks to this great weather, Split winters are usually mild, more wet than cold, and very little snow falls.

Those who will however be looking for a bit of relaxation while in Split, should consider visiting Marjan. It’s a hill just west of Split and it’s a great place to take a walk, jog or ride a bike in. The peak is just 174 meters high, but it offers a great panoramic view of the city.

 

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