Located on the stunning Dalmatian Coast, Split is the second largest city in Croatia. The fascinating city is linked to the Adriatic Islands and is within short distance of two of the most beautiful national parks in the country, Krka National Park and the Plitvice Lakes. It is a brilliant place to base yourself, to explore the sheer beauty of Croatia. At the heart of the city located on the harbour, Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site), was built by the Roman emperor in the 4th century and still stands in all its glory today. The city is full of rich history.
Croatia, specifically the Dalmatian Coast boasts some of the most beautiful water Europe has to offer. The dramatic coastal mountains offer an incredible backdrop to the turquoise water of the Adriatic Sea. The coast which is roughly 350km long encompasses the picturesque cities of Split and Dubrovnik. Travelling around the rugged coastline will take your breath away around every corner.
Marjan Hill, a protected green space overlooking the harbour and looking out to sea stands tall to the west of the city. The hill proudly flies the Croatian flag over the city. It is the perfect spot to go for a walk or cycle on the trails. There are numerous benches and picnic spots, which enable you to relax and enjoy the best views.
Simply strolling along the Split promenade in the heart of the city centre can be one of the most relaxing things to do. The recently renovated promenade, has an endless supply of bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy whilst looking out to sea.
In Croatia blue lagoons are normally located off small islands and are separated by shallow lagoons. The water is so crystal clear in this part of the world, that the lagoon is immaculately clear, so you can witness fishes and other sea creatures at the bottom. A boat trip from Split, harbour will take around an hour to enjoy this natural water.
Krka National Park
Located just an hour drive away from Split is Krka National Park. The national park is famous for its stunning waterfalls and is primarily an exceptional unaltered area of natural beauty. You could quite easily spend the entire day exploring the paths and trails of Krka. The price of visiting this park varies on the time of the year you are there, but more importantly the money goes to the lasting protection, conservation and improvement of Krka.
The dish of Dalmatia is Pasticada, a dish which takes lengthy and meticulous preparation. Pasticada is traditionally eaten on special occasions. The dish consists of stuffing beef with garlic, carrots and bacon and leaving to marinate overnight in vinegar. It is then roasted with bacon, onions, parsley, nutmeg, prunes, tomato sauce and sweet wine. Once cooked, the vegetables are blended into a sauce.
See King’s Landing
For Game of Thrones fans, Croatia has plenty to offer. The famous King’s Landing is located in Dubrovnik but Split has plenty of unexpected fame. The narrow streets are tailor made for the filming of the locations.
After doing all of that, if you just want to relax then Bacvice Beach located a ten minute walk away from Split old town could be for you. The pebble and sand beach is the most popular and has won awards for its cleanliness and facilities.
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