How To Spend 24 Hours In Split
As you would expect from the second largest city in Croatia, Split is a magnificent destination with more than enough to fill even the most seasoned travellers’ itineraries for an entire week. With so much to choose from, here are just a few ways in which you could spend your time in Split during your sailing getaway.
Diocletian’s Palace: The Heart of Split
Easily one of Split’s most famous locations, exploring the expansive palace built for Emperor Diocletian is always going to be worth your time. This UNESCO World Heritage site is at the heart of the city, with every winding street leading outwards home to countless bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries and museums.
Soak in the Views from One of Split’s Stunning Beaches
Croatia’s coastline is breathtakingly beautiful, and whether you want to spend a little while swimming in the crystal-clear waters or enjoying some moreish Croatian doughnuts overlooking the ocean, we really recommend pencilling in a visit to Bacvice beach during your time in Split.
Explore Split’s Art and Culture
The Archaeological museum has a variety of objects from the Greek, Roman and Medieval periods to pique your interest, with an impressive collection of ancient coins one of the most fascinating exhibits. Another notable gallery is the Ethnographic museum, which provides an authentic synopsis of Croatian culture, with traditional pottery, lacework and jewellery just a few of the things on display.
Experience Split’s Bustling Markets
With stalls offering everything from ultra-fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly baked breads, olive oil, crafts and jewellery, you’re guaranteed to find some souvenirs to commemorate your trip, as well as delicious edibles for a picnic to enjoy overlooking the ocean.
Enjoy A Spectacular Evening Stroll on Your Sailing Getaway
Lined with palm trees, Split’s Riva promenade is popular with locals and tourists alike, with plenty of tempting food stalls and talented street performers vying for your attention. The view out over the water is spectacular and if you’re lucky you’ll also get to enjoy a stunning sunset in one of the world’s most atmospheric cities.