Split – The most beautiful in the world!

Each of my several Blue Shark trips to Split over the past five years has taught me something new about the city. The largest city on the Croatian peninsula of Dalmatia, Split is bustling with life. In addition, it serves as an excellent jumping-off point for a wide variety of day trips and island hopping opportunities in the region.

Even though multiple Split guides are floating around the internet, I'm bringing an insider's perspective as a Croatian in Croatia. Everything you need to know about having an authentic travel experience in the Dalmatian capital is here.

Split is located on Croatia's southern coast, between Zadar and Dubrovnik. Split, Croatia's second-largest city after the inland capital of Zagreb, has a population of over 178 thousand people and covers an area of nearly 80 square kilometres.

Its rustic Old Town is adorned with preserved historical monuments, whereas the city's outskirts are rougher around the edges. Split is easily accessible by plane, boat, or bus, depending on your starting point. If you're flying in from another country, Split has a nice airport. If you're coming from Italy or the Dubrovnik area, you can take a scenic ferry across the Adriatic. However, a Blue Shark Prime Boat Transfer is the best option for travelling around the unique Dalmatian destinations in Split, Dalmatia County.

Because the majority of the attractions are concentrated in the Old Town, I recommend staying in this area. Booking sites are the most popular platforms in Croatia, with the most significant number of hotels, rental apartments, B&Bs, and hostels. You can start by booking a hotel room here. I recommend visiting the Riva Promenade, Diocletian's Palace, and Old Town if you want to stay in the city's heart. These areas are visible on the map above and are pretty close together. If you want to keep up a little outside the city, you can stay near the Marjan Hill area and park within 15-20 minutes of walking distance. It is surrounded by a beautiful forest right by the sea and has a breathtaking view of the city.

Split's Old Town is totally achievable in a single day. In comparison to Dubrovnik, I believe that, aside from the Old Town and the Riva waterfront, there isn't much else to do in Split's city centre. Split, on the other hand, is an excellent base for exploring various neighbouring islands and areas for day boat trips.

The city of Split is often called "The Most Beautiful in the World." It is over 1,700 years old. The Roman Emperor Diocletian chose it as a place where he would build his summer mansion and become one of the most famous cities in the Mediterranean. That's how Diocletian's palace was created, which entered into the register of World Cultural Heritage under the protection of UNESCO. Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest city in the region of Dalmatia, with about 200,000 people living in its urban area. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. The city is an intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.

Split is home to many fascinating museums, theatres, and other places of interest. Some of the best examples are listed below. The Romanesque ruins of Diocletian's Palace in Split are the city's most visited landmark. Built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the fourth century, this palace has seen better days. Yes, some scenes from "Game of Thrones" were filmed here as well. If you want to avoid the heat and the crowds, the morning is the best time to visit the monuments, especially in the summer.

The "Riva" is Split's main walking path, where locals and tourists go to be "seen." The promenade is on one side of the palm trees, and a seaside walkway with benches is on the other. Here you'll find coffee shops, tourist stands, and smoothie bars with views of the Adriatic. After some sightseeing, this is a great place to relax in the shade and do some serious people-watching.

 Boat Tours Form Split

The nearby island of Brac, known for its olive oil, laid-back vibes, and, of course, the legendary "golden horn" beach featured above, is a popular day trip from Split. While you could easily spend several days on the island, you can spend a day exploring the area of "Bol." You can take a private Blue Shark tour to the island by speedboat. Many different types of boat trips are available at various price points, making them an excellent choice if you are short on time or want to do some boating while in Split. A Blue Cave and five island tours as a private or excursion boat tour are among the best options from Split Riva.

Blue Shark's private tour, The Blue Cave Tour, takes you on a boat ride from Split to the legendary Blue Cave and the enchanting Blue Lagoon of Budikovac. You'll see Stiniva Beach on Vis, the unique nature of the Pakleni archipelago, and the famous island and Town of Hvar. Get on the boat, soak up the sun, and have a good time because the Blue Cave Tour is only available during the summer. You can see the most popular locations in Dalmatia on this private tour with your family or friends. Explore the famous glowing lights of Blue Cave, see the natural landmark Stiniva Bay, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water of Island Budikovac, and make memories.

Relax on the beaches of the Pakleni Islands and take a midday stroll through Hvar's famous city because your vacation souvenirs are your best souvenirs! We are on well-planted private tours designed for even the most demanding guests and will take you away from the crowds to taste small things like sheltered beaches!

Blue Shark tours are adaptable and can tailor the journey to the sea conditions and the guests' wishes throughout the trip. The Pritišćina Bay on Vis Island is often part of a Blue Cave Tour, ideally suited for sea entertainment. Pritišćina Bay is one of the most petite but beautiful bays on the island of Vis.

When I think of Croatia's top tourist spots, I immediately think of Hvar, which is why I believe it is so essential that it is located in Split County. Its historic core, fields of lavender, and gorgeous coastline have made it famous. Plan a day trip to Hvar, where you can soak up the sun on the beach and eat some of the best Dalmatian cuisines while seeing the sights of the old town. Private tours with Blue Shark to the Blue Cave and other Adriatic landmarks are the gold standard for visitors of the city of Split.

The Riva Promenade
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Sunday, 14 July 2024