SPLIT – 9 places to visit in and around Split

29 Apr SPLIT – 9 places to visit in and around Split

Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with just over 200,000 inhabitants, and is the largest city on the Adriatic coast. Once merely considered by some as just transit point – with excellent transport connections by bus, sea, air and train, it’s easy to travel to and from the city – it is deservedly becoming a destination in its own right.


There are some fantastic sights in the city, both Roman and more modern, excellent options for dining, drinking and nightlife, plenty of beach opportunities and lots of choice for those wanting day trips. Split is much loved by visitors these days!


Here are 9 places which you need to visit if you are staying in Split: 


  • Diocletian’s Palace / Basement Halls – This gigantic ancient fortress should be your first stop in Split. The entire city center is ruins of this incredible complex that today houses bars, restaurants, and shops.



  • Marjan – The beautifully maintained park is perfect for an afternoon walk or bike ride, a change from the bustling city.



  • Ivan Mestrovic Gallery – This museum is quality over quantity. Seeing works by the great 20th century sculptor displayed in such a naturally beautiful environment makes the trip outside of town worth it.



  • Cathedral of Saint Domnius – The structure is almost unchanged since its consecration in the 7th century, and nowhere else in Split will you find the view at the top of the bell tower.



  • Croatian National Theatre in Split – This beautiful building is home to the best entertainment in the city. The opera house’s hidden gem is the Sustipan venue, an outdoor spot perfect for a drink under the stars.



  • Split Festival – Festival Zabavne Glazbe Split is a pop music festival that has, and continues to feature, the best Croatian artists since 1960.



  • Hvar – Take the ferry a couple hours south of Split to the island city Hvar. Stay a night or two to explore the city’s restaurants, marinas, museums, galleries, and cafes. (in case you are interested in chartering a boat contact us at: booking@windrosesailing.com or office@windrosesailing.com )



  • Brac – Another island is Brac, a place known for producing the white stone that the White House is made of. Wander through the abandoned stone villages in the center of the island.



  • Split to Dubrovnik sailing trip – There are a variety of boat trips to the ancient city of Dubrovnik, a stunning city of history surrounded by the shimmering beauty of the Adriatic. During sailing to Dubrovnik you will be able to visit many islands: Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Lastovo, Mljet, Elafiti islands. If you are interested to do this route, 7 days cruising will be suitable for that trip. You can take a look on the following boats in our offer: https://www.windrosesailing.com/gulets/












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