Split is a beautiful city in Croatia that has something to offer everyone. From its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters to its rich history and culture, there's something for everyone in Split.
We rented an Airbnb apartment that was very nice and clean, and it was very close to Žnjan Beach, where we spent a lot of time at the beach clubs. Žnjan Beach is a popular pebble beach located just east of Split's Old Town. It's a great place to relax and soak up the sun, and there are also a number of beach clubs and restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink. We spent a week here and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Split. We booked our flights with Norwegian Air, the flights were fairly cheap. We used multiple websites to compare and get the best price available.
To explore the rest of the city, we mostly used Uber because it is cheap and a very convenient way to go from place to place, but we also took a bus to visit Krka National Park, which is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Croatia. We booked our tickets to the park through GetYourGuide, and the bus picked us up from Split. The drive to the park took about an hour, but it was worth it to see the stunning waterfalls. The bus took us to Skradin which was a very attractive small little town by the river that goes all the way to the sea. It is the the gateway to Krka National Park. We boarded a ferry that took us to the waterfalls for a few hours. The ferry ride was about 25 minutes up the river.
The ferry ride
Once we arrived at Krka National Park, we hiked along the waterfalls and took in the breathtaking scenery.
You used to be able to swim very close the waterfall but since a few years back the national park decided to protect the nature since sunscreen can cause damage to the waterfalls you are no longer able to swim at Krka waterfalls. We recommend you walk the trail around the waterfalls and see the amazing scenery yourself! We got spend around 2h at the waterfalls and at the end of the trail the bus came to pick us up and we headed to Primošten.
Primošten is a charming town located on the coast between Split and Trogir. It's known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque old town. We got the eat here and take quick swim before heading back to split on the bus. We fell in love with Primošten and wish we had more to spend there and explore.
We also had another trip booked through GetYourGuide, a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon in Split. The Blue Lagoon has the clearest water we have ever seen! Before arriving there, the boat stopped at Trogir, which was a very nice old town. Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. We had some ice cream here and a few drinks before continuing to blue lagoon.
At the Blue Lagoon, we swam for two hours in the crystal-clear waters. After that, the boat stopped at two more islands before returning to Split. We highly recommend finding a tour boat or renting your own to spend as much time as possible at the exotic Blue Lagoon. The two hours there went by quickly, and it was sad to leave.
The water was so turquoise we couldn't believe it!
For shopping, we visited the Mall of Split. The Mall of Split is the largest shopping mall in Croatia and has a wide variety of stores and restaurants.
We also spent a lot of time in Split center, exploring the small alleyways and the Old Town Palace, which was once the Roman emperor's retirement home. Split's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of charming narrow streets, ancient ruins, and lively squares. The Old Town Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Split, and it's a great place to learn about the city's history. We ate here in multiple different restaurants and tasted the Crotian cuisines.
Croatian food was amazing, similar to other Mediterranean countries. We highly recommend getting swimming shoes because the beaches are very rocky and have sea urchins, which you don't want to step on.
Here are some tips for planning your own trip to Split, Croatia:
- Book your flights and accommodation in advance, especially if you're traveling during peak season.
- Purchase a Split Card, which gives you free admission to many of the city's attractions, as well as unlimited use of public transportation.
- Pack for all types of weather, as Split can be hot and sunny one day and rainy and cool the next.
- Be sure to try some of the local cuisine, such as peka (a slow-cooked stew) and sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls).
- And most importantly, don't forget to relax and enjoy the beautiful city of Split!
VacayClub's top tips for Split:
- Spend a day at the Blue Lagoon. This is a must-do for any visitor to Split. The water is crystal clear and the scenery is stunning.
- Visit Krka Waterfall. This is another beautiful natural attraction located near Split. Hike around the waterfalls.
- Explore the Old Town. Split's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of charming narrow streets, ancient ruins, and lively squares.
- Try the local cuisine. Croatian food is delicious and there are many great restaurants to choose from in Split.
- Relax and enjoy the city. Split is a beautiful and laid-back city. Take your time and enjoy all that it has to offer.
- Swimming shoes. get swimming shoes because the beaches are very rocky and have sea urchins, which you don't want to step on.
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