Vacation in Split
With great beaches, fashionable shopping and historical gems Split is a wonderful vacation spot for the whole family. During a holiday in Split you can enjoy the Croatian cuisine, stroll along the citys beautiful beach promenade and experience the great beauty spots in and around town. The coastal town of Split with its 200,000 inhabitants are located on a peninsula and is Croatia’s second largest city. With majestetic mountains in the background and the welcoming blue Adriatic Sea in front Split attracts both tourists, beach- and sailing enthusiasts.
Sights for holidaymakers in Split
With an apartment in Split you have the freedom to customize your vacation according to your desires, and you are never far from new experiences. The old town of Split, Diocletian’s Palace, is the city’s finest attraction. The palace was built in year 300 and is now a maze of narrow streets and small squares filled with fashion boutiques and cozy bars and restaurants. Enjoy a glass of wine while the wash from the local residents are hanging to dry from window to window above you. Outside Split there is another natural gem; the island of Hvar, known for its gentle pace and crystal clear water. The island was previously voted one of the world’s most beautiful islands, and there are daily boat connections to Hvar from Split. Here you can stroll along the cobbled, narrow streets with picturesque houses from the Middle Ages, and drink a glass of sparkling wine as you gaze at the ocean and watch the yachts and sailboats glide leisurely by. Ivan Mestrovic is a known name in the cultural world and Croatia’s most famous sculptor. His work can be seen in Mestrovic’s summerhouse. He donated the house to the state in 1952, along with 132 of his works of art. In the museum there are currently exhibited 192 sculptures, 583 drawings and four paintings. The summerhouse faces the sea and offers stunning views to the garden and the Adriatic. To get there you can take a bus from Hvar center, there is also parking places nearby.
Leisure activities near your apartment in Split
On holiday in Split you will always have short distances to the nearest activity, and those who love sailing and boating will find Croatia to be a paradise. Just outside Split there are many gorgeous islands, which make the city a perfect starting point for a sailing adventures. Rent a sailboat with crew and sail in the picturesque archipelago of Split. On the voyage you can swim, snorkel, and disembark at one of the many wonderful islands. Split is located in the sunniest area of Croatia, and there are several beaches in-, and around the city. You can choose between sandy-, pebbly- and rocky beaches and common to them all is the clean and crystal-clear blue water. One of the most popular beaches in Split is the centrally located Bacvice beach with restaurants in a row, a large play area at the waterfront and jetski rentals. If you want a quieter beach on your Split vacation, you can walk to Kasjuni Beach, located slightly off the center. If you want an active vacation in Split try hiking in the Marjan park. This green oasis covers the westernmost tip of Split peninsula, and has been protected by Splits inhibitants for centuries. Here you will find several trails that take you through the woods and along the coast. Visit Marjan in the evening to relax and enjoy the romantic view of Split while enjoying refreshments from one of the bars. The Easiest way to get to Marjan is by bus, alternatively you can walk the stairs up from the center.
What to eat and drink on holiday in Split?
Croatian cuisine is diverse and exciting, with touches of inspiration from neighboring countries. In Split you can find good and affordable eateries serving delicious local food. As a coastal town you will also find many fish and shellfish restaurants in Split. Traditional dishes includes fish soup or grilled fish with ajvar, a sauce made of mashed vegetables. Among other specialties are Peka, – potatoes and vegetables with meat or fish of your choice cooked under embers for several hours, and sarma, consisting of cleared cabbage leaves. The Lamb meat is often from the island of Brac just outside Split, a local commodity known for its good quality to be enjoyed cooked or grilled in various ways in one of Splits many excellent restaurants. Enjoy your meals with selected Croatian wines, or with one of the excellent Croatian beers.
How to travel to Split
During the summer you can fly direct to Split from most major European and Scandinavian cities. From Split airport you can take the shuttle bus for 20 kilometers to the town center, or you can catch a taxi if you want to go directly to your apartment in Split. If you want to rent a car you will find several car rental agencies at the airport, giving you the freedom to further explore areas around your holiday in Split. Split is a compact city with relative short-, often walking distances between the beaches and other sights. Rent an apartment in Split with iKroatia today!