The 10 best places to see, visit, taste, do and do not do during your #holidayinsplit
#1 DON'T RUSH
Di je priša ? Pomalo ... this is what you will frequently hear from Splitians, di je priša (why rush?) and pomalo (easy going!) and it is all about the local mentality & lifestyle, a local philosophy of life! Take it easy, don't rush and you will manage to do everything you want with no stress at all. So, when you stay in Split, be a Splitian for a day or more, just relax and enjoy :))
A photo illustration of a "easy going" in Split: take your time to have e seat, relax and chat with your travel companions or with locals. Splitians are very friendly people, just don't discuss with them about which is the best football team in World (Hajduk Split!) and which is the most beautiful city on Planet Earth (you guess!).
This is my favourite spot to fully enjoy one of the best panoramas in Split: take a coffee or a drink at the bar, have e seat in the first row and enjoy a great panoramic view of Split! When you are completely relaxed and ready to go further, just make a few steps aside and take the best "selfie" to remember you and the town of Split.
Great panoramic view from Vidilica: Split old town with St.Domnius tower bell, the promenade and a part of the city harbour. Behind, the new city quarters and the mountains surrounding Split.
#3 PERISTYLE & ST.DOMNIUS CATHEDRAL
Peristyle is the most important city square: "the center of Split and of the whole World"! St. Domnius Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, with it's magnificent interior, which is actually a small museum. From the peak of the tower bell you can enjoy another great panorama of Split. Perystile and the cathedral of St. Domnius are the heart of the Roman Emperor's #diocletianspalace.
Peristyle square: in front, Protiron, the antique entrance to Diocletian's chambers, the place where he used to appear to salute the people; asides, antique columns, on left the entrance to St. Domnius Cathedral; on right, Luxor cafe, arranged inside the rests of the temple dedicated to Venus.
St. Domnius Cathedral and St. Domnius tower bell, 57 meters high.
A great panorama from the peak of St. Domnius tower bell: a view over the red roofs of the old town, Marjan hill and veli Varos quarter underneath, a part of the city harbour and the mountains surrounding Split on North-West of the town.
The most popular and the only sandy beach in Split, #Bacvice, is one of the best known city symbols. A place to swim, sunbathing, "coffeing" ... but above all, the World's most famous #picigin playground. In the evening, the hotspot for #nightlife, with plenty of bars, beach bars and disco, a place for a great entertainment all day long.
Bacvice beach in August, right up the photo - the entertainment area with bars and disco bars.
What the h. is picigin ? It is a leisure sport invented in Split more than 100 years ago ... you will discover it yourself when you visit Bacvice: there is always someone playing it, summer or winter, fall or spring, rain or shine !
#5 MATEJUŠKA & VELI VAROŠ
The small fishermen's harbour, #Matejuska, is one of the most suggestive and picturesque places in the heart of Split. Matejuska is located in the North-western corner of the city harbour, along the main promenade; great place to relax and take some exceptional photos of one of the most authentic parts of Split. On North from Matejuska, just few steps away, discover #VeliVaros, picturesque medieval quarter located beneath the hill of Marjan.
Matejuška, small fishermen's harbour with a view on promenade, Split old town and St. Domnius tower bell.
A great view of Split from Matejuska by night.
Veli Varos. medieval picturesque quarter beneath the hill of Marjan: stone houses with red roofs and narrow labyrinth streets.
The promenade of Split is probably the place where you will spend most of your spare time in Split. #Riva is the best place to have a coffee in the morning, an appetizer or a drink in the evening, but most of all, it is the best place for a panoramic walk in Split.
Riva, the promenade of Split in-between the old town and the city harbour.: plenty of bars and cafes to choose from for a relaxing drink. The most favourite one for the locals is cafe bar ARS, popularly called "U VJEKE", the first one in the row on the left side of the photo: cafe bar Ars, Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 5 , Split.
#7 PAZAR & PEŠKARIJA
Two human hearts of Split: The green market (Pazar) and the fish market (Peškarija) are the most authentic places to visit in Split. Daily fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, herbs ... just few steps away from more than 1.700 years old Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace and daily fresh fish and seafood at fish market (Peskarija), located in Marmontova ulica (the main city street).
#Pazar, the colourful Split city green market
#Peskarija, the fish market in Split, one of the few fish markets in the World where "fleas don't fly" .. the lack of fleas is due to the odour of sulphur, coming from the nearby thermals.
#8 HAJDUK FAN SHOP
#Hajduk football club is the most important Croatian national club. For Split and Dalmatia, it is far more than just a soccer: it is one of the symbols of Split and the entire Dalmatian county! Hajduk is an everyday topic for chats and discussions among the locals, a huge part of our life routine and the most important concern of our future. If you are looking for an original souvenir from Split, you will most probably find it in one of the Hajduk fan shops or other official stores.
Hajduk Fan Shop, Poljud Stadium, 8 Mediternaskih igara 2, Split
Hajduk Fan Shop, Split Ferry Port, Gat Sv.Duje 1, Split
Cro Fan Shop, City Center One (mall), Vukovarska 207, Split
Cro Fan Shop, Trogirska ulica 10 (city center), Split
Konoba is a traditional Dalmatian restaurant, similar to Italian "trattoria", providing an authentic Dalmatian ambient and atmosphere: stone walls, table and chairs made of wood, simple old style "feel like at home" decoration, traditional local meals, homemade prosciutto (dalmatinski pršut, air-dried ham from the hinterland of Dalmatia) and sheep cheese (mainly from the island of Pag, paški sir), local table wines and spirits, ...
A photo illustration of an interior of konoba, Konoba kod Joze, Sredmanuška ulica 4, Split. The best place to taste prosciutto and cheese and have a glass of a local red wine in Split is Konoba Tri Volta (Zalogajnica Dioklecijan, Dosud ulica 9, Split city center, inside the Diocletian's Palace). Other well rated and recommended konobas in the city: Konoba Fetivi, Tomića stine 4 - Konoba Varoš, Ban Mladenova 9 - Konoba Lučac, Ulica Svetog Petra Starog 2 - Konoba Marjan, Senjska ulica 1.
Peka is a traditional Dalmatian way of preparing food: usually veal, lamb, chicken or octopus, prepared under an iron lid with vegetables, roasted to perfection! Usually served with this meal is also a brad, made in the same way, under the lid, "kruv ispod peke".
The preparation of #peka, the most authentic Dalmatian way of cooking meat and seafood, simply delicious!. The best peka is made in the hinterland of Split, in traditional restaurants in Sinj and Trilj, small cities located in the hinterland, some 35 km North of Split. Where can we taste peka in the city of Split ? In my opinion, 2 best places to eat peka in Split are: Restaurant Lučica, Lučica 7, Split & Konoba Varoš, Ban Mladenova 9, Split. The reservations are usually required, at least 24 hours prior to lunch or dinner.