Split is a Croatian city located on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea and which is built around the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian, the roman emperor. There are a lot of things to see and do in this city, and with a cheap airfare from destinatios across Europe, you too could be seeing these following sites:
1. Admire some Meštroviæ
The greatest sculptor of Croatia spent much time in Split and the villa and studio he used have today been converted into the Meštroviæ Gallery and Kastetet – two major attractions in the country. The former is a representation of the variety of his works while the latter is a beautiful 28-piece of wooden reliefs showing the Christ’s life. All these are located in a leafy boulevard that overlooks the seafront. You can also find the Statue of Grur Ninski in the centre of Split.
2. Go barhopping near Diocletian’s palace
This palace in Split is the ideal backdrop for the best bar crawl in Croatia. Some bars stand out though the matter is whether you can locate them for another night. Check out Planet Jazz, Bifora, Po Bota and Ave. If all you want is to sit for several minutes and see for yourself, the small hub situated on Majstora Jurja should be best for that.
3. Take a breakfast fry-up
So you’ve barhopped around the palace, danced the night away on Baèvice, and all you need is a good English breakfast? Don’t worry! The Bistro Black Cat off Riva is the best place for that. It is a convenient and affordable restaurant specializing in sturdy breakfast, quality snacks and light bites. There’s a lot to order from pancakes to eggs and bacon.
4. Climb the cathedral in Split
At the center of the palace in Split is the Katedral Sveti Duie which was had been a site of Diocletian’s mausoleum .Admire the sumptuous pulpit at the cathedral and for a small entrance fee ,climb up to the bell tower for a beautiful view of the city, the palace and beyond the sea.
5. Savor some of the finest seafood
Strategically placed near the main fish market in Split is Noštromo, an upscale restaurant, which offers some of the best seafood. Managed by Zlatko Marinoviæ, its chief owner, this popular establishment offers a contemporary wit for traditional Dalmatian recipes. You will get the batter-fried sea anemone and ray-fish stew. The atmosphere is informal since locals often have birthday or anniversary celebrations at the place. Carry plenty of cash since they don’t take credit cards.
6. Relax at the Le Méridien Grand Hotel Lav
This hotel is located just outside the city and offers you some of the best luxury in Split. Relax your mind in the truffle or wine therapies at the Diocletian spa or just gaze at superyatchs in the marina; there’s so much to do. Le Méridien is among the most luxurious hotels that have opened in or around Split and has given back the city the limelight following years of openings of high-end hotels at the coast in Dubrovink. You’ll also find a casino, nightclub, champagne bar and restaurant at the hotel.
7. Visit the Archaeological Museum
Before the emergence of Split, the largest communal hub in the area was Salona, the then roman capital. Located near the national Theater in Split is the Archeological Museum which has a unique collection of mosaics and objects. These will give you an idea of how life probably was during the roman times. There are also discoveries from ancient periods like the Greek era and you’ll also see Neolithic artefacts found near the Dalmatian hinterland.