Here is part 3 of my trip, the port town of Spilt in Croatia. This port town which is really busy and full of history has an Old town which is full of charm.
As with the other parts of Croatia I visited the weather here was also beautiful. It was well over 35C but we did get a little bit of rain on the second day but it was the first they had seen in Split in 3 months so the locals were thrilled.
PEOPLE AND FOOD
As with the other parts of Croatia that I visited, the people were either extremely friendly and helpful or just not at all. The food here was good, lots of fresh fish and sea food as Split is a harbour town.
PLACES TO STAY
We stayed at the Stojanac Apartments, which were about a 5-10 min walk from Diocletian Palace and the harbour. The apartments don’t look like much from the outside but they are really clean and the owners were lovely and friendly. They went through all the sites and things to do with us when we first arrived. If you are looking for cheaper accommodation that is clean but basic then this will suit perfectly.
THINGS TO DO
Firstly I want to say that the Split Walking Tour was one of the best tours that we did on our trip. There is a huge amount of history in Split and if you like architecture and history then you will love it. It cost 90 Kuna but it was well worth it. Our guide Lucija was amazing with the amount of knowledge she had, you could listen to her all day. The other guide Danko was not available for the Game of Thrones tour as he was unwell but still got in contact with us to let us know some hints and tips. I thought this was amazing service and I highly recommend this tour group Split Walking Tours . We also did the Krka National Park and Waterfalls, which is beautiful to visit. It was raining the day we went (the locals finally got a day’s rain!) but it still didn’t dampen the beauty of the waterfalls. A visit here is a lazy day as you stroll through the park and have some lunch and you can also take in the town of Sibenik. We went with Split tour group as we did not yet find Split Walking Tours, they were also really good and helpful. If you are lucky like we were there may be music playing outside the Luxe Hotel in the evening where everyone can sit and enjoy.
If you are travelling from Hvar to Split by ferry as we did then book your ticket a few days in advance. We went on the first ferry in the morning and that was fine but all other ferries for the day were booked out so it could mess up your trip. It’s important to note we went in peak season August so this may not apply in quieter times. The ticket cost 55Kuna with Jadrolinija Ferries from Hvar to Split. Once you come off the ferry there are loads of places to store your bags if you need to, they nearly all cost 15 Kuna for the day. There is also a taxi rank to the left when you come off the ferry but some taxi drivers are not inclined to take you somewhere close as the fare isn’t enough. We discovered this as 2 taxi drivers said they wouldn’t take us to our accommodation.
Split is a beautiful town with so much to offer, it has an incredible history and a beautiful charm.I would recommend it for a visit but I will warn you that service can be hit and miss. If you can ignore this then you will love it.