Split is the second largest city in Croatia and a popular tourist destination in Europe. The city is a true Mediterranean beauty known for its beaches and an extraordinary blend of ancient and modern. It is a perfect city for sightseeing; trying delicious food and wine, exploring nearby islands and towns and much more. No wonder that tourists from all around the world choose Split for their vacation. The following are things you should know if you are visiting Split.
1. When is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit Split is either from April to June or in September/October. At this time, there are not many tourists and it’s not so crowded. The prices, in general, are much lower than at the peak of the season. Moreover, the weather at this time is still warm enough for swimming, hiking, touring or sailing.
2. Where to stay in Split?
Split, being a popular tourist destination has a truly plentiful accommodation. There is something for everybody’s taste and budget. You can choose from exotic and comfortable hotels and hostels to private apartments and rooms for rent. Also, you can choose whether you want to be in the center of the city close to the Diocletian’s Palace area or in the suburban area it’s all up to your preferences. Don’t be afraid renting an apartment from locals because it is a hosting tradition of almost every family along the coast. Renting a private apartment is suitable for families or large parties. Apartments are well equipped and very spacious which is great when the weather is bad.
3. What are the most interesting things to do in Split?
There are lots of things you can do in Split. The first thing you should do is to explore the old town and take a tour of the Diocletian Palace. Within the palace area, you can also visit Peristyle, climb on the bell tower of the Splits Cathedral, visit Jupiter’s temple and take photos of a real Egyptian Sphinxes. You can go hiking on Marjan hill, visit numerous museums and galleries. After all, this historical and cultural sightseeing, the best place for resting is at seafront Promenade called Riva. This is a favorite meeting point in the city for all who love to sip their coffee really slowly and enjoy chatting and the view.
4. What are the things to try in Split?
There are numerous restaurants offering delicious local Croatian menu in Split. There is no restaurant in Split without famous local olive oil, fresh seafood, cheese and Prsut (smoked ham), Black Risotto, Dalmatian Brudet and famous Pasticada among many others. One of the most popular foods in Split is the Black Risotto. This is one of the foods that you should try in Split. The recipe includes cuttlefish, squid, olive oil, garlic, red wine and squid ink. It is a very delicious meal. After a good meal, treat yourself with Posip (white wine) or the most famous red wine Dingac.
5. How to get to Split?
A tourist can get to Split by plane, through the Split Airport; also known as Resnik Airport which is an International Airport. The Split Airport taxi service can take you to your hotel or an apartment. It is also possible to travel to Split by train. You can travel directly from other European cities like London, Milan, and Munich by train. Moreover, you can also travel to Split by Bus from Zagreb and other Croatian cities.
Hopefully, this tips will help you to enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful cities on the Adriatic coast. Once you get there, trust me, you will wish to come back again!