Easy & fun trips within 1 day of Split
Here are some ideas for things to do within a day trip of Split.
Island tour of Brac with a local driver will take you to:
—- the stone masons, including the workshop, where you will see everything from start to finish – huge stone slabs, cutting of the slabs into workable size, polishing and hand carving.
—- small family winery, Senjkovic winery, to meet the owners.
—- bell towers of Brac – each village has its own beautiful bell tower, complete with local stories about their design and construction
—- Vidova Gore national park – a beautiful park in the middle of the island with spectacular views of Hvar and Vis islands
—- hike to 16 century Blaca monastery – a very interesting working monastery, hidden for centuries among the hillside.
—- you’ll drive through the olive orchards, villages and vineyards of the island and the famous “Golden Horn” beach in Bol.
Kayaking, biking and hiking tours – privately guided or self guided are also available on Hvar and Brac islands.
Island tour of Hvar with local driver will take you to:
—- Visit the small wineries, meet the owners and see the famous seaside vineyards and UNESCO plains – especially the town of Jelsa on the sea. I suggest including Dubokovic garage winery (possibly our favorite in Croatia) and Tomic, the grandad of Hvar vintners.
—- Hvar town, built in the 13th century, with its beautiful harbor, stone walls, hilltop fortress and of course St. Stephen’s square
—- Lavender fields in the hilltop villages with cobbled streets and stone farmhouses
A visit to Peljesac Wine Region with a local driver will take you to the best small and larger wineries, a tour of the famous mussel farms and Ston, where the Great Wall of Croatia is – the longest fortified wall outside China. Visit the fortress and the oyster/mussel beds in stone – great chance to try the seafood and wine.