Superb marina and attractive promenade
Split holidays can easily engulf you in their fascinating history and exciting culture. In AD 295, Emperor Diocletian bought a vast expanse of deserted land just outside his home town of Salona, and promptly built a lavish and opulent Palace on it.
Many years later, when Salona was invaded by Pagan tribes, the people of the town took refuge within the palace walls, settled there and hence the city of Split was born. From its early Roman beginnings, through centuries of Venetian rule, it passed onto Austria Hungary after the fall of Venice and eventually after the Second World War, the city became part of Yugoslavia. In 1991 Croatia declared itself independent of Yugoslavia and therefore the Split we see today is part of the beautiful country of Croatia.
Okay, history lesson over…although this fascinating heritage is still in evidence all over the city today in its Roman, Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings, it doesn’t hide the modern hotels, superb marina and attractive promenade that blend perfectly to make holidays in Split a lively mix of old and new. The Diocletian palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and an important part Split holidays.
Restaurants, cafes and bars serve local cuisine and fine Croatian wines.
Nightlife on holidays in Split is usually a lively affair with pop concerts and music festivals, discos and clubs. The museums and art galleries offer a wonderful respite on hot sunny days and an intriguing look at the fascinating history on show here. Once you’ve explored the historic beauty of Split, its time to relax and enjoy the modern side, the warm climate and mild winters offer an excellent chance to relax and unwind on some of Split’s beautiful beaches, with the wonderful Bacvice being right at the heart of the city.
Quick Split Tips
Split is the second largest city in Croatia
The transfer time from the airport is approx 15 minutes
The currency used in Croatia is the Kuna
Beaches all along the coastline
Beaches all along the coastline offer superb water sports with windsurfing and sailing being exceptionally popular. The marina at Split is a lively place where you can catch ferries to take you along to neighbouring beaches or over to the beautiful islands of Brac and Hvar. The countryside around Split is stunning and the green forests are a restful contrast to the whitewashed buildings and terracotta roofs of the city itself. A visit to the Marjan Forest Park and Zoo offers wonderful walks through giant pine forests and a climb up the Marjan stairway is rewarded with breathtaking views over the Adriatic and its nearby islands.
Split holidays would probably be wasted if you spent all day lying on the beach, tempting as it is, but this incredible city is far too interesting not to be explored to some extent at the very least, and I am sure you would find it very hard not to be just a little bit impressed with its fascinating history. You can book cheap holidays to Split at Latedeals.co.uk now and enjoy for yourself the beautiful beaches and warm hospitality of this wonderful place, where they’ll even throw the history lesson in for free! Book last minute deals to Split at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
The Diocletian's Palace is the most important sight in Split and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is now a commercial and residential centre
Marjan Forest Park
The park provides a welcome break from the busy city of Split, towering pine trees and walking trails coupled with the Marjan Stairway is the main appeal. At the top of the stairway is access to the vantage point that serves up views of Telegrin and out to sea
Palud Ornithological Reserve
This stunning nature reserve which attracts over 217 species of birds to its swampy area as well as being a habitat to over 50 wild growing orchids