Getting to and from Split Airport
Transferring between the airport and the city by airport bus, local bus and taxi.
If you’ll be staying in Split for three days or more, be sure to pick up a free Split Card , which gives you free entry to certain museums and galleries, and reduced rates to others.
Split’s two main attractions are the Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. If you are staying near Split make sure you visit Primosten , it’s on the Adriatic Coast in between Sibenik and Trogir.
Olive Oil Tasting – Located in the heart of Split’s Old Town
Tucked away on one of the small side streets in Diocletian’s Palace, Oil Bar offers tastings of the 50+ varieties of Croatian olive oils that they have available, served with freshly baked bread.
Address: Dominisova ul. 3
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There is no better place to buy it than at the local farmers’ market called Pazar and the fish market, Peškarija. The market opens around 7am and closes by 2pm.
The best place to buy breakfast is the market in Stari Pazar, a charming stone-paved square just outside the old city’s gates. Breakfast burek – a greasy filo pastry filled with minced meat or homemade cheese.
Villa Spiza is one of the best restaurants in Split. The restaurant is cozy so the seating is limited. As it’s always busy, you may have to wait for a table.
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, you can also rent a kayak or a jet ski – Split Sea Kayaking
Adress: Dioklecijanova 3
Stay up late…
F-Caffe, a little slice of party heaven located in the heart of Split’s Riva harbour. They have live DJs, giant robot-men dispensing shots and sparkly go-go dancers so it’s easy to get into the party spirit.
Marjan is a hill on the peninsula that makes up the westernmost point of Split, and is a popular recreation area for tourists and locals alike. The highest peak, called Telegrin, is 178 meters (584 feet) high with 314 steps and is worth the climb for Panoramic views of Split. It is covered in a dense pine forest with agave plants and is home to 12 historical monuments, running and biking trails, beaches, rock climbing, and even Renaissance hermitage caves. If you keep heading up the hill from Telegrin, you’ll reach the thirteenth-century St. Nicholas Chapel (Sveti Nikola). St.
The palace was built in the 4th century from lustrous white stone transported from the island of Brač, and construction lasted 10 years. Diocletian built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD. The Palace is divided by intersecting streets – cardo and decumanus. While cardo streets lead to the main square of the Palace, the decumanus street divides the Palace into the northern part allocated for servants and the southern part reserved for the imperial family. Each wall has a gate at its centre, named after a metal: the Golden Gate (north), Bronze Gate (south), Silver Gate (east) and Iron Gate (west). The ground plan of the palace is an irregular rectangle (approximately 160 meters x 190 meters) with towers projecting from the western, northern, and eastern facades. The Palace was decorated with numerous 3500-year-old granite sphinxes , originating from the site of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. Diocletian’s Palace was used as a location for filming the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
The cathedral was named after Saint Domnius ( Saint Dujam , or Saint Domnius ) patron saint of Split, who was a 3rd-century Bishop of Salona. Split’s octagonal cathedral is one of the best-preserved Ancient Roman buildings standing today. The most apparent part of the cathedral is the 57-meter belfry towering high above the palace. It was built as a mausoleum for Diocletian, the last famous persecutor of the Christians, who was interred here in 311 AD. This structure also houses the cathedral’s treasury, which is rich in church robes, icons, reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts and documents in Glagolitic script. Other highlights include a 13th-century pulpit, the right-hand altar carved by Bonino da Milano in 1427, and the vault above the altar decorated with murals by Dujam Vušković. To the left of the main altar is the altar of St Anastasius (Sveti Staš; 1448), carved by Juraj Dalmatinac. Below the cathedral is the crypt, which was turned in to the Chapel of St. Lucy (Sv. Luce) during the Middle Ages.
Narodni Trg (People’s Square), known as Pjaca by locals was once called San Lorenzo’s Square (Trg svetog Lovre). It is located just past the western walls of Diocletian’s palace at the exit of the Iron Gate. You can wander the streets of the old part, and you can stroll along gorgeous promenade with palm trees. The square is overlooked by a Romanesque clock with the remains of a medieval sundial in front of a larger, older belfry and contains numerous shops and cafés. The clock is captivating as it is divided into 24 parts instead of 12.
Gregory of Nin
Gregory of Nin was a Croatian religious leader – bishop of Nin and as such was under strong protection of King Tomislav. In the 10th Century, he called for religious services to be delivered in Croatian, and not in Latin. The big toe on the statue’s left foot is shiny gold, having been rubbed by many people over the years – rubbing it is said to bring good luck. His statue now stands just outside the Golden Gate, the principal entrance to Diocletian’s Palace. You won’t miss it; it’s around 20ft high! Popular tourist attraction.
Day trips from Split
Krka National Park
The main attraction of Krka is the myriad of crystalline waterfalls. To get to the first and most popular set of waterfalls, you board a boat in Skradin , the village nearest the park entrance.
For more information http://www.np-krka.hr/en/