Hidden Gems

Visit Croatian gem Split with luxury yacht charter

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 11, 2015

Croatia may not be the first destination you think of when it comes to luxury yacht charter but the islands dotted along the Dalmatian coast are some of the most beautiful in the word. As a country incorporating cultural elements from many different countries, there is a wealth of historical interest to discover here. Split, the second largest city in Croatia, is definitely worth a stop-off.
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The ancient city of Split has undergone an extensive programme of restoration and renovation, the result being a fascinating diverse combination of old and new. If you’re in the mood for some history, wander around some of Split’s iconic buildings. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian’s Palace is one of the most spectacular Roman ruins you could hope to see, while the well-preserved Cathedral of St Domnius, built as Diocletian’s mausoleum, is equally impressive.

What makes Split so interesting to visit is the way that modern and traditional Croatian life have been fused together in the one city. There are plenty of bustling bars, restaurants and shops to visit, all situated within the old walls of this ancient town. Art lovers should make the time to visit the sculptures of the Mestrovic Gallery, while the town museum explores much of the region’s history.

Wander along the renovated Riva, or seafront, to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this busy town. Split is also famed for its pebbled beaches, of which Bacvice is the most popular. Simply soak up the sunshine or try one of the many watersports on offer at this well-loved spot.

Split itself is also uniquely located, nestled between the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic and the rugged backdrop of the surrounding mountains. This unusual landscape is just another example of the many contrasts that make Split such a remarkable place to visit.

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