Don’t split from Split too soon whist sailing Croatia
A visit to Split can mark the start or finish of a trip sailing Croatia but it is also a great destination in its own right – so it’s well worth leaving a little time to have a look around. There is so much to see and do you may even want to book an extra night, or three, in one of the city’s great hotels.
Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and offers the perfect combination of modern excitement and historic interest. It boasts an atmosphere that buzzes throughout the day and long into the night, making it the destination of choice for many people who want to extend their sailing Croatia holiday.
It is home to one of the planet’s most awesome Roman monuments, the Unesco World Heritage site that is Diocletian’s Palace. As if to demonstrate the split in Split, this historic area also abounds with thriving shops, restaurants and bars. For thousands of years people have been enjoying life within the city’s old walls and this has never been more true than today. Tourists add to the atmosphere without detracting from the history, culture and exuberance that is close enough to touch.
Another of Split’s unique attributes is its spectacular setting. When you arrive in the city or leave the coast as part of a Croatia sailing trip you will be in awe of the spectacular mountains that fall dramatically into the turquoise sea.
Split is now more determined than ever not to be seen as a launching pad for other Croatian destinations and there have been major renovations going on that have already transformed the Riva, or seafront area. More plans are afoot which could see the harbour being expanded and the opening of a plethora of luxury hotels.