After a few days in Dubrovnik, we took a ferry to Split for the next part of our Croatian vacation. The boat ride took two hours and we both caught up on some work during that time. It was SO hot in Split while we were there! The rest of Central Europe was also having a heat wave, so we were happy to be near the water. We spent a lot of time at the beach and we also went kayaking which was the highlight of our trip.
Things to do in Split:
Diocletian’s Palace: Split has some of the best Roman ruins this side of Italy! Split’s Old Town is built into the nooks and crannies of Diocletian’s Palace which was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.
Riva Promenade: Split’s Riva Promenade looks out over the harbor and is lines with palm trees, coffee shops, and smoothie stands.
Island hopping: Popular islands nearby Split are Hvar, Vis, and Brac. Hvar is definitely known as the party island, while Vis and Brac are popular islands that are much less crowded and have some of the best sandy beaches in Croatia. One of Europe’s most iconic beaches happens to be a quick hop from Split in Brac. There are multiple ferries daily between the islands and Split.
Beach: There are many beautiful beaches in Split, you can find a list of all of them on Split’s tourism website here.
Kayaking: This was our favorite part of the trip! We went sea kayaking with Red Adventures. This was a great way to get out of the crowded, hot city. We chose to do the sunset tour, which was BEAUTIFUL. During the tour you also have the option to do some cliff jumping. You can choose anything from small beginner jumps to serious adrenaline jumps.
Where to eat in Split:
Luka Ice Cream: Honestly, this is in the top three ice cream that we’ve had in Europe! Freshly made every day, Luka has the classic flavors as well as seasonal ones like basil cucumber. We went five times during our two and half days in Split!
Kantun Paulina: Delicous, local Ćevapi. Quick and inexpensive.
Trattoria Bajamont: Seafood in a romantic location inside Diocletian’s palace.
Bobis: We grabbed lunch here twice because we loved their chicken pita wraps so much!