Of course we cannot objectively evaluate which is the most beautiful city in the world, but this is exactly what locals say about Split. This city was originally built by Roman emperor Diocletian back in 4th century AD. Allegedly, Diocletian originated from Dalmatia so his retirement plan included building a palace on the most beautiful part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
He built his palace in the shape of Roman military camp, which is still visible in the ancient city core. Leaving Split without taking a walk through narrow stone made streets inside the palace is considered a mortal sin. Split waterfront (called the riva), just as in the all Mediterranean, refers to the centre of city life. It is the place where all that matters in public life is going on: from celebrities and politicians, through groups of tourists with selfie-sticks, to locals just hanging there spreading latest news and gossips. Afternoon walk along the riva continues towards west following the waterfront. That path provides the perfect opportunity to see Split city core and port in their full beauty.
The park above the marina is the place for romantic souls – besides a fantastic view to the city, it is a place for breath-taking sunset view. When the sun goes to sleep it is time to get back the same way and find your seat in one of the local taverns with a view to the harbour. Split’s gastronomic offer has been enriched by some new fine restaurants lately. The latest fashion among Split restaurants is certain detachment from the tradition so the finest dishes served in Split consider bold combination of traditional and modern Mediterranean cuisine.
We believe that we mentioned enough reasons to visit Split. Either as your home port on your sailing holidays or just as a stop by on the gulet tour from another port.
Enjoy your stay aboard!
Author: Ivo Biočina
Source: Hrvatska Turistička Zajednica