Barry from Texas asked what to do during their few days in Split.
Split is rapidly becoming a trendy place to visit and is a great blend of old and new. It is easy to sink into the local cafe culture, wine bars and restaurants of the old town. The nightlife centers around trendy nightclubs, outdoor concerts near the harbor promenade and the main square.
There are also lots of good day trips along the coast as well as nearby islands, very doable in a day.
My list of Essential Split includes:
— Step into history in Diocletian’s palace, cathedral and city walls
— Traditional a cappella street singers (called Klappa)
— Take a walking tour with one of the local tour guides – well worth an afternoon or evening
— Vist one of the Wine & Cheese Bars in Split old town
— Ancient Jewish Synagogue and cemetery
— Walk through expansive Marjan Park
— Peruse the fish market held daily
— Wander the mediterranean style open air market
— Play at Bacvica beach with its promenade, restaurants, nightclubs and live music
— Stroll along the Split Harbor promenade where the fashionable go for an evening stroll or morning coffee
— Mestrovic museum and villa
— Wander the alleyways and hidden backstreets of the Old Town
— Game of Thrones walking tour
— Day Sailing to Hvar, Brac, Solta, the Pakleni and Vis islands
For some fabulous day trips in the Split area:
— Wine tasting with food pairing at Bibich Winery in Skradin (about 1 hour drive from Split)
— Day trip to Skradin and Krk National Park. Skradin is a quaint village on the water, very pretty and right at the entrance to Krk National Park – a beautiful park, about a 1 hour drive from Split.
— Rafting on the Cetina River – about 1 hour drive from Split
— Visit to Trogir ( a UNESCO Heritage site) about 1/2 from Split – a lovely old medieval town to explore – you could do a walking tour of Split and Trogir in the same day.
— Family kayaking or hiking on Brac island
— Hike to Blaca Monastery on Brac island
— Wine tasting in Jelsa on Hvar island
For restaurants and interesting bars in Split and around the nearby islands, check our on page about Trendy Split.