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  • Meredith Peters

Split, Croatia.... Where Locals Make Life Joyful

If you visit Croatia, a trip to Split, the second-largest city in the country, should be added to your travel itinerary. The city offers some wonderful sights, both modern and historical, has fantastic beaches, great shopping, nightlife and plenty to see and do. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

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Locals say food, wine and great company make life joyful. Indeed you will find many find restaurants to test out the positive theory, with some chefs serving up their grandmother's recipes with their unique twist added along with a generous splash of olive oil. Fresh dishes featuring oysters, calamari, fish and shrimp will delight seafood lovers and pasta, pizza and breads are fond favorites for locals and tourists alike.

Diocletian's Palace was built for the Roman emperor Diocletian and covers about half of the old town area. Locals say tourists are often looking for the palace before realizing they are already inside it. The Palace dates back to the turn of the fourth century AD and was used as a military fortress, imperial residence and fortified town. Today the harbor-side palace is a busy location with shops, restaurants and cafes and also a residential area. Diocletian imported marble from Italy and Greece and 12 sphinxes from Egypt - what an amazing place to live!

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Split Gallery of Fine Arts has housed masterpieces by Croatian artists since 1931. Spare a few hours to see artwork from the 14 century to modern times with over 5,000 works of art on display.

Drop by Saint Domnius Cathedral and the bell tower to admire the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world, dating back to the 7th century. It is a real treasure and they ring the bell loudly every hour so brace yourself if you are close.

The Riva is Split's harbor and it's a nice area to walk around in the evening with plenty of places to grab dinner with epic views of the water. There's often live music and other entertainment around this area. Here is a good area to sample some Croatian national wine or you can do a wine tasting tour and visit a vineyard a short way out of Split.

Croatia is famous for epic sailing and many trips depart from Split for day trips or longer. A day at sea can be a luxurious way to spend a day and there are lots of gorgeous islands to explore. You also have several beaches in Split that are nice for a lazy afternoon of sun-worshipping.

As you can tell Split has a lot to offer and just a few days won’t be long enough. We are ready to start planning your vacation to Split and other unique destinations around Croatia and Europe, so drop us a line today for more info.


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