Split is you holiday destination this year, but you’re not entirely sure what to do, where to go and what to see while you’re there.
You’re surely at the right spot since Split has been known as a kind of a base, an ideal place to spend a few days and still see many things in the city and around it.
Here are some ideas for both adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, lazy “waking up at noon” lads, history enthusiasts and busy mums who like good seasonal food.
Hiking on Marjan Hill
Marjan is a park forest above the city that the locals usually call the lungs of Split. It’s a vast area covered by a pine forest, with jogging trails, secret paths and amazing viewpoints in and around it.
It’s a right place for both extreme athletes and those who enjoy slow walks surrounded by noises, smells and view only found in an intact nature.
The good thing about it is that you can spend hours roaming around and not be bored, but at the same time you can experience a lot in half an hour. Whether you decide to give it a thorough “examination” or simply climb up the first view point to take a few selfies, Marjan hill won’t disappoint you.
If you’re up for a guiding experience, you can always book our Hiking tour.
Sunset on Sustipan
A peaceful, quiet park, minutes away from city crowds truly seems like a nice sanctuary. With cliffs that fall so abruptly into the sea, the views of the sailing boat and the nearby islands make the views from it indeed spectacular.
Coming there in the late afternoon or early evening is a real fairy tale. While the sunlight plays with mesmerising colours of the sea and the sky, the birds are chirping their lullaby. Come here if you want to enjoy a romantic sunset with your significant other or even by yourself. Take a lot of pictures, so you can enjoy it again, even if it’s just a little bit, anytime you want.
Shopping at the Green Market (Stari Pazar)
Stari Pazar, which is actually an open-air green market just by the western walls of the Diocletian’s palace, is a true symbol of Split. Locals always say “If you can’t find your mum on a Saturday morning, she’s not picking up her phone, you’ll probably going to find her on Pazar.”
People that live in villages close to Split bring their fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and sell them on the Green Market. Most of us have “our own lady” from whom we get most of the products, she knows what we want that day and she never forgets to out an extra carrot in our bag.
Besides fruit and vegetables, there are also stands with cheese, olive oil, ham, nuts, lavender and all sorts of Dalmatian goods, but also stands with clothes, hats, sunglasses and souvenirs. There’s something for everyone there.
Even though it’s a unique, local, healthy place, the prices are not too high, it’s good to bargain a bit, but one should always respect the seller and never ask for a huge discount.
A historical walking tour and climbing up the Bell Tower
If you love history and urban legends, then you’ll just have to go on one of amazing walking tours in Split. Most of them cover the Diocletian’s palace and the historical core of the town in general.
You’ll learn all you should know about the exciting history of this area just as about exciting local stories while roaming narrow streets of the Diocletian’s Palace. Don’t miss out on climbing the Bell Tower to admire the view of the sea, the nearby islands and the red roofs of the old town.
Visiting the National parks
You have booked several days in Split; you’ve already seen all that it has to offer and now you’re wondering what else there is to do.
Split is a good base for one day trips and some of the most interesting ones are surely trips to the national parks and Croatia has 8 of them in total. However, it would take too much time to visit most of them, but Krka Waterfalls National Park is a perfect choice since it’s only an hour away from Split and it’s not too big to see most of it in a few hours. The tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park is also very popular tour from Split, it takes a whole day though, but totally worth it.
As the biggest passengers’ port in Croatia, Split is very well connected with most of the islands around it by either ferries or catamarans.
There are numerous departures during the day, but most ferries surely go to the island of Brač, which is the closest one to the land. Obviously, it’s easiest to visit if you decide to travel by yourself, since you don’t have to worry about catching the ferry back. There are many of them and they go until late evening.
Who doesn’t like a huge rush of adrenaline every now and then? If you’re staying in Split and feel kind of bored, you will love the fact that there are many adrenaline tours you can enjoy.