• Yes it’s been a while since I visited Split. And I’ve still got blog posts to write which is pretty bad of me. I need to write my guides to exploring each of the places I visited with WMGT’s and the first one is for Split.

    guide to exploring split

    WHAT TO EXPECT IN SPLIT 

    Split is a beautiful coastal town of Croatia which is famous for it’s beaches and fortresslike complex in the centre. Split is the second largest city in Croatia, and lies on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea. Starting out as a Greek colony in 2 or 3 BC means the city has so much history to offer. As it’s been an important settlement throughout Greek and Roman history, the Middle Ages, World Wars I and II. And more, right through to Croatia’s independence in 1991. Split is another city signature to the famous terracotta colour roofs and walls parts of the city. Marble cobble streets and massive boat and ferry ports which were key to Croatia’s past.

    HOW TO GET TO SPLIT 

    I travelled to Split via plane, flying from London Gatwick with easyJet. There are plenty of flights from lots of international airports, check prices and routes here. My flight to Split cost around £70 one way and took off around 6:05am. If you are travelling to Split from another part of Croatia, it might be best to look into the ferries.

    • Make sure you check out the airport > city bus which costs around 30 kuna per person.
    • A taxi or Uber could set you back 250-300 kuna. But if you are travelling with lots of people this may be worth it.

     

    guide to exploring split
    guide to exploring split

    HOW TO GET AROUND SPLIT

    Luckily you don’t need to use any transport to get around Split as everything is within walking distance. Walking is the most inexpensive way of getting around, getting some exercise and seeing things you wouldn’t normally see.

    THINGS TO DO IN SPLIT

    • Marjan Forest Park
    • Relax on Bacvice Beach
    • Explore the Old Town and Markets
    • Visit the Underground Market in the cellar of Diocletian Palace
    • Climb the Bell Tower of Saint Domnius for views across the whole city (20 kuna), and explore the cathedral while you’re there
    • Head to the Bell Tower at 8/9pm in the evening for live music and dance the night away under the stars
    • Stand up paddle boarding: perfect for seeing the city from a different perspective while being active at the same time (about 300 kuna per person for a 4 hour tour)

    guide to exploring split

    CHECK OUT MY GUIDE TO HIKING THE MARJAN FOREST PARK

    PLACES TO EAT 

    • Kokolo Juice Bar – The perfect spot for a healthy breakfast bowl, juice or smoothie.
    • Sexy Cow – For the best burger wraps and vegetarian food in Split. Dishes are in the price range of £3 – £9.
    • To Je Tako – If you fancy Mexican definitely give this restaurant a try. They do the most amazing nachos and taquitos. Dishes are in the price range of £5 – £17.
    •  Luka Ice Cream – For the best ice cream in Split, yummy and so worth it! Dishes are in the price range of £2+.

    PLACES TO STAY IN SPLIT

    Depending on your budget, there are so many places to stay across Split whether you like a luxury hotel or an affordable hostel. Make sure you search for your ideal hotel or hostel using TripAdvisor.


     

    Are you planning on visiting Split? Let me know if you’d like to know anything else in the comments.

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    A Guide To Exploring Split, Croatia