Visiting Split during your Croatia sailing holiday
Medsailors’ start point on the Croatian leg of our sailing holiday is the wonderfully ancient city of Split, the second largest urban centre in Croatia and home to Roman Emperor Diocletian’s famous palace- which the enterprising people of Split built their city in after it was abandoned.
There is so much to do, see and eat in this bustling city! Daytime gives you the opportunity to visit one of the many museums in Split. From discovering the modern artists of Croatia at Split Art Gallery to exploring Split’s Roman roots at the Archaeological Museum, the wonderful duality of this city will appeal to any keen traveller. Dusk signals the starting time of one of the most epic bar hops in the world. Split town centre is contained within the historical, and literally ancient, Diocletian’s Palace walls, so you could be nosing around the hidden alleyways and secret passages to find your favourite bar into the wee hours of the morning!
No seaside visit would be complete without checking out the fresh catch and securing you and your friends an unforgettable local fish dinner! Beside the Diocletian’s Palace is the local landmark and fish market Ribarnica, hosting the freshest catch on offer, anything from sardines to sea anemones. conveniently close by is the celebrated seafood restaurant, Noštromo. This Split gem could not be better located to take advantage of the fresh produce on offer! Make sure to take cash as they don’t accept credit cards!
Nightlife and cultural kicks aside, Split could merely be the starting point of your trip. Take advantage of this famous Croatian coast and get on a yacht for a week’s sail on the sun drenched Adriatic!