Welcome to Split
Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years.
Traveling to Split
Split is about a four-hour bus journey from Dubrovnik. This is quite long but I find buses are one of the best transport modes around this part of Europe, much easier than if we had rented a car. The city centre or Old Town of Split isn’t as clearly defined as that of Dubrovnik with its high city walls. There is however the whole area of the Diocletian’s Palace, surrounded by other cute medieval streets. We used Split more as a base from which to go on day trips, however we managed to explore a lot of the city anyway, especially of the best restaurants and places to eat! We had one of the best meals of our trip at a restaurant called Bokeria.