Thru the Lens: Split

Split is a UNESCO Heritage recognized city on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The ruins of Diocletian’s palace form the core of the old city. It’s easy to get lost exploring the narrow lanes or bump into people as you gaze at the ancient structures. But you’re never truly lost if you’re in the old city, it’s small enough to see everything on foot. Or just ask anyone where the sea is and they’ll point you in the right direction.

There are several beautiful beaches within walking distance from the old city. Unfortunately for me, I arrived a few weeks too late to have any beach weather. The best (and busiest and most expensive) time to visit is during the summer months when you can lounge on the beach after a day of exploring the old city and walking up to the viewpoint in Marjan Park.

Practical Info Split is accessible by bus, train, plane, and ferry. There are regular bus and train connections to other cities in Croatia like Dubrovnik and Zagreb. There are also connections to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The airport (SPU) is one of the busiest in the country and serves many destinations in Europe. There are daily ferry connections to Hvar and to Italy.

Mountains on one side and the Adreatic sea on the other.

Mountains on one side and the Adreatic sea on the other.

The Dalmation coast, just south of Split.

The Dalmation coast, just south of Split.

Why do people like building crosses on the top of hills?

Why do people like building crosses on the top of hills?

The city and the Adriatic sea.

The city and the Adriatic sea.

A beautiful city indeed.

The view from atop one of the hills.

Domestic and international ferries dock in the harbour.

Domestic and international ferries dock in the harbour.

Enjoying the view atop the hills.

Enjoying the view atop the hills.

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One of the oldest parts of the old city.

Croatia - Split - Old City

One of many quaint squares.

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Other than the beaches, what was your favourite thing about Split?

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