Postcard from Split, Croatia
At the beginning of the month, I took you along to the picturesque Rovinj in the region of Istria, which was the first stop of our holiday trip. Today, I’d like to glide south along the Croatian coast and introduce you to the Roman beauty of Split in Central Dalmatia.
Tucked away on a peninsula between the coastal mountains and the Adriatic, the city is a stunning canvas of white and blue and home to the Palace of Diocletian, whose ancient walls and corridors now make up the streets of its old town centre. It was awarded World Heritage status by Unesco and is a great destination for the right balance of culture, history and a buzzing night life.
It’s a great base to explore the archipelago of nearby islands including Vis, Hvar and Korcula, all beautiful and a boat ride away. You could also head to the Marjan, its forest of lush pine trees for a bicycle ride or a swim in the coves. Back in town as the sun sets down, wander through the heart of the palace and get lost to the wealth of museums, artisan shops, traditional taverns, cocktail bars, galleries and gourmet restaurants within its walls.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
I hope you’re enjoying tagging along with us on our Croatian trip. The last post of this series will be Dubrovnik, which we reached after the longest time ever I’ve spent on a bus along narrow cliffside long-winded roads. A fair word of warning though, I have so many pictures to edit from the last leg of our trip (about four hundred of them!) that I predict it will take me a while. I hope you’ve all had a smooth return back at the office and that these posts give you just the right amount of nostalgia and wanderlust to want to plan an escape to Croatia for next year.
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