Split is my new exciting place to visit
Impressive is the only superlative that can be used to describe Croatia's
coast. Around 2,000 kilometres of shoreline, over 1,000 islands and a
picture-perfect setting in the Adriatic are all arguments in themselves to
explore the country, and, if you needed another, its property market isn't bad
Split and History of Dalmatia
Split is another town of the list of Croatian towns that has evolved from an old Roman town to a great yacht charter sailing destination. The main reasons for that is the fact that many sailing veterans consider this place as the best starting location to explore the Dalmatian coastline.
Places to see
Once here, you can immediately embark on a tour of the city, which should obviously start with the aforementioned Diocletian's Palace which actually represents the town's center. Enter through any of its 4 monumental gates and then take your time in admiring the intricate details and its exquisite architecture which has since served as a model for many famous architects. Continue your tour of Split with the St. Duje's Cathedral, the Peristil Square, Jupiter's Temple, the two Egyptian Sphinxes, the promenade known to locals as Riva and the Archaeological Museum.
Bačvice beach is the favorite destination among the Split residents. It is the home of picigin, a beach game with a small ball, traditionally played in the Split area. Some of the beautiful beaches along the coast of Marjan hill are Kašjuni and Bene.
Other sites worth seeing
Other sites worth seeing are St. Duje's cathedral which is the oldest cathedral building in the world. From the cathedral belltower you get an amazing panoramic view of Split and the nearby islands. Similarly eye catching are two Egyptian sphinxes which were brought from Egypt by Roman emperor Diocletian. Find them in the scenic sites of Peristil Square and Jupiter's Temple.
One of the hardest questions you face in Croatia is which island to see, and I am sure after you have done your homework you are thinking of visiting either Brac or Hvar. Both islands are very conveniently located to Split - only 50 min on a ferry to Brac (Supetar) and to Hvar 55 min! Both islands are stunning with lots of beaches, nice food and excellent weather. They can get over- crowded and busy! I would go a little bit further and visit the furthest island off the Croatian coast - Vis. The ferry journey lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes. Vis covers an area of only 90 sq/km but the people of Vis are very energetic as they managed to sponsor their own colonies and have their own money in the past! Today Vis is a sleepy island with the main industry being tourism and wine! Also the sea around Vis is well-known for fish especially blue fish.
Only 10 minutes walking distance from the busy city centre discover peace in its rich pine forest, wonder through its woods and let Marjan surprise you with its beauty. Rich Mediterranean vegetation hosting wildlife, breathtaking views and over 12 historical monuments, from votive church of St Nicholas, our beloved patron of travellers, to hermit dwellings carved in limeston rocks.
Yachting in Split
Renting a yacht in Croatia is growing each year and is fast becoming one of the most favorite vacation options for thousands visiting Split in the summer. As the number of people chartering a yacht in Split grows, the competition between charter providers grows simultaneously. This has led to improving charter offer and the services that are accompanied to yacht charter in Split.