Split is a lovely seaside city on the coast of Croatia. It is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic on a peninsula, and it is the second largest city in Croatia. The perfect place to start or visit on your Croatia sailing itinerary.
Once you dock, you will be immediately greeted by one of the most beautiful sights; the Riva; the place that wonderfully breathes the atmosphere and looks of the 19th century. It is the center of most happenings and the perfect place for a relaxing walk followed by the sound and smell of the sea, or for a nice morning with your friends in the lovely caffes and restaurants.
In this wonderful city you can witness the rich history of the area by visiting the Dioklecian palace, which is one of the most beautiful Roman buildings in the world, or the incredibly well preserved churches that show off the wonderful architecture of the 11th and 13th century. If you would like to find out even more about the fascinating history of the city you can do so by visiting one of the numerous interesting museums, like the Archaeological, Maritime, Ethnological or National History museum, or the Live museum where you can very vividly experience what is was like during the Roman times.
If history isn't your thing, you can check out the amazing traditional gastronomy of the place, with many taverns, wine tastings and traditional cooking classes. You can even go to one of the old markets and experience the tradition while getting fresh fish and groceries at the same time! If you'd like to try something different, you can try the best street food at the yearly Split Food festival.
Maybe you‘re looking for a relaxing naturalistic getaway. If that‘s the case, this is the perfect place! Split has beautiful peaceful parks, sandy and rocky beaches, and a sea that's just waiting to be explored. It is also known for its unique flora, especially olives and aromatic plants. If you love breathtaking panoramas, you simply have to climb Marjan, the hill that overlooks the city, showing a perfect symbiosis between the natural and the man made.
Split also has a range of recreational activities like hiking, running tennis, cycling, windsurfing etc. There is something here for everyone: pubs, discos, festivals, shopping centers... - you name it.
While you‘re there, you definitely want to take a boat trip to the surrounding islands. From the sandy Brac, to the wonderful Hvar and Bisevo, where you have to visit the popular Blue Cave.
If partying is your thing, Split and the surrounding islands will offer you an opportunity to party during the day in beach bars, and at night in different nightclubs and island beaches dedicated to parties until sunrise. Except for Split nightlife, Brac, Hvar and Vis have amazing party places also. The worldwide known Ultra Music Festival is a resident in Split for years now.
Split is a must-see for everyone that is nearby, and no one leaves disappointed; it is the perfect place to have fun and make memories!