Split is a picturesque hybrid of beguiling harbor scenery and endearing Roman history. If you’ve got two weeks to spend in this beautiful exotic town and don’t know where to begin, then you’ve come to the perfect place for guidance. So let’s straight away get down to business:
1) Visit the St Domnius Cathedral
As far as best-preserved ancient Roman architecture goes, not many other buildings in the world can hold a candle to the awe of this octagonal cathedral that was built as a mausoleum for Diolectian. You can marvel at the pleasing exterior and alluring interior while also learning about the aforementioned persecutor as well as a great passage of Christian history.
2) Spend an evening at the opera
You can learn a great deal of Croatian heritage at the Croatian National Theatre, commonly and simply known as ‘HNK’. Moreover, you can also partake in fun-filled summer festivals that are usually in plenty around this time of the year.
3) Explore the “Game of Thrones” scenery
If you are among the millions of fans of the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ franchise, then you’ll find Split to be a delight. The Kaštel Gomilica, Dioklecijanova and Diocletian’s Palace Basement have been used to depict various ancient settings in the TV series and you can take in the sights of these beautiful sceneries where all the action unfolded. The Palace Basement is a particularly interesting area of the bunch.
4) Watch a Hajduk game over the weekend
The local football team is one the natives are very passionate about and you can experience the adrenaline and emotions of catching a live game at the enchanting Poljud stadium. What’s more, you can learn about the team’s history and achievements via an interesting stadium tour.
5) Explore the party beaches
Bačvice is a popular hotspot for tourists but another similarly exquisite and less-crowded alternative exists in the form of the gorgeous stretch of beach that is Kaštelet and Zvončac. This stretch is home to the famous party spot Jungla and is an excellent place to let loose and unwind after a busy day of touring Split.
6) Rent a yacht and sail the beautiful waters of the Adriatic
The best to truly enjoy the treasures of this famous sea – e.g. the blue lagoons and caves – is by renting your very own vessel and taking to the waters as you wish. You can discover the pleasures of charming nearby islands such as Hvar, Korcula, Vis and Mljet that are imbued with angelic scenery as well as countless historic landmarks and buildings.
7) Visit the Mestrovic gallery
The works of legendary Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic are available to the public at the Mestrovic gallery. You can marvel at the various artistic pieces that decorate the establishment and get a taste of just how good this scultpor was.
8) Explore the Marjan hill
The Marjan Hill affords a spectacular aerial view of the glamorous city of Split. It provides the perfect terrain for extraordinary land features, such as water springs, and fun outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and picnicking. Exploring the hill is an excellent way to keep your fitness levels high.
9) Unravel the story behind the Temple of Jupiter
Once upon a time, there were two other temples in the palace housing the Temple of Jupiter but now it is the last of the trio that remains. Aside from its intriguing design, the temple also boats a captivating folklore about Roman deities.
10) Visit Froggyland
You’ll find the Froggyland museum very exciting whether you love or loathe these green amphibians. The museum is composed of stuffed frogs that are extremely lifelike and depicts the frogs engaging in a host of everyday activities such as playing tennis, running a circus, painting, taking photos and playing instruments just to mention a few. The attention to detail is miraculously impeccable.
Split’s has a lot to offer and two weeks can seem like a short period of time to explore all the town’s wonders. However, it’s all really easy if you create a perfect routine and acquire centrally located accommodation. Organize your touring such that you explore those destinations in close proximity progressively and you’ll pretty much be able to do every activity highlighted herein. Good luck!