Hidden Gems

Four reasons to combine a stay in Split with boat hire in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  June 15, 2015

Boat hire in Croatia offers the ideal opportunity to spend some time in and around the stunning city of Split. A day or two before or after you set sail may simply not be enough time to enjoy all that the area has to offer. There are famous sights such as Diocletian’s Palace to enjoy but here are four other reasons why you might want to consider extending your stay.
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The island of Brac

Boat hire in Croatia will open up a world of opportunity to explore the Croatian coastline and its islands, but if it’s not already on your itinerary, make time during a stay in Split to take the ferry to Brac.

This gorgeous, unspoilt island lies under 20 miles from Split and the journey takes just 45 minutes. If you decide to hire a car, you can even take it on the ferry.

Brac is a top spot for watersports but there is also plenty of opportunities for more relaxing pursuits. The beach of Zlatni Rat, which lies on the southern coast, is superb.

Plitivice Lakes National Park

This stunning UNESCO-listed National Park is well-worth a day-trip from Split. You can hop on an electric boat to fully enjoy the stunning turquoise lakes and take a scenic train ride to see the park from another angle.

There are plenty of woodland trains to wander along and the waterfall-linked lakes with their meandering streams really add to the appeal of what is a breathtakingly beautiful area.

Split walking tour

Spot the guides with their blue umbrellas and join a 90-minute tour around the city. You’ll learn plenty about Split’s spectacular architecture and hear about the areas used in the filming of the hit series Game of Thrones.

Bacvice beach

If you just want to relax or take a dip before or after your sailing trip in Croatia, head to the city’s Bacvice beach. It’s just a short walk from the heart of Split town and is a nice, sandy, gently-sloping bay with beautifully clear water. Just be aware that it can get busy during peak periods.

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