The City of Split: Mixture of Ancient and Modern Atmosphere written by: Alfred Morris
Split, Croatia’s second largest city is the best holiday destination for you if you are the kind of person who enjoys the comforts of modernity and loves to soak-in the old wisdom of ancient architecture and stunning nature. Only very few cities in the world can boast having this delicate balance. This port city is open for tourists all year round who stream in from all over the world to enjoy its historical, archeological and cultural monuments.
How to get there
As one of Croatia’s prime point of entry, there are very many ways to travel to and from Split. You can travel by bus, ferry, boat or train but flying is by far the best mode of travel. This is because the city is serviced by Split international airport, which offers flights to many cities across Europe and the rest of the world. The airport is located 15 miles from the city center so you have to take a 15 min taxi ride get to the city center. Split taxi are very affordable so this should not be a problem.
About the city
Located between mountains and the Andriatic sea, this Mediterranean paradise is raw and wild but as the cultural and economic center of the Dalmatian coast, it is also one of the most vibrant port cities in the Adriatic, bustling with activity all year.
Having been inhabited by many great empires of old, the city has a lot of history and diverse culture. Very little remains of the Greeks who first colonized this city, but most of the Roman architecture stands to this day. Most notable is the Diocletian’s palace, a 4th century residence of the Roman Emperor, Emperor Diocletian. Today, the palace houses fascinating cafes, bars, boutiques and restaurants. Italians, Austrians, Venetians, Byzantines and Croatian kings also planted their flags on split leaving behind pieces of their culture.
Things to do
When in Split, you can engage in so many fascinating activities. Besides enjoying, what the city has to offer in Croatian cuisine, entertaining festivals and colorful nightlife, you can stroll or bike around the Split-Dalmatia County taking in the picturesque beauty and exploring the wonders of the town.
While in Split, you also have the fantastic opportunity to sail the Dalmatian coast. You can engage in so many fun activities in the safe, clear Adriatic waters whose visibility can clear up to 30 meters. Some excellent ideas include, swimming on the south side of the Solta island, snorkeling or competitive sailing with your friends and family. Split’s location makes visits to famous nearby islands of Brac, Vis, Hvar, Korcula and Solta very easy. Their pristine beauty will amaze you. To get to these islands, you can use a local ferry, a boat or yacht from a local charter Croatia. There is no particular route for sailing, it all depends on the wind direction. However, you can follow the “Gates of Split” a famous channel between the islands of Brac and Solta first used by the ancient Greeks.
Next time you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday by yourself or in the company of your loved ones, consider visiting Split. The experience will leave you with unforgettable memories and you will be back for sure.