You want to visit Dalmatia and its capital but you want to know what things to do in Split? Luckily for you, there are plenty of places to visit and activities to do, especially if you are visiting during spring and summer months.
Explore Diocletian’s Palace and the old town. Diocletian’s Palace is the number one attraction in Split. It was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Diocletian which he intended to use as his retirement residence. Although it is called a palace, due to its size, it encompases more than half of the city’s center. Rest of the area is filled with old town of Split which is spread around the famous Palace and towards the park forrest Marjan.
Take a bike tour or go for a hike through the Park Forest Marjan. Lush green lungs of Split, located on the hill next to the old town and surrounded by Adriatic Sea are one of the places you have to visit, if you come to Split. Not only that park forest Marjan is declared as area of Special Protected Nature but it is only 20 minutes away from the city’s centre, by foot. Besides the rich vegetation, Marjan also has numerous hike and jogging trails, old churches, two tennis courts, small footbal field, a playground for kids, pony rides, a restaurant, plenty of beaches, great sightseeing spots as well as maritime research institute perfect for a fun tour around the peninsula on a sunny summer’s day. As you can see, there are plent of things to do in Split and that is on Marjan only.
Cool down on one of Split beaches. Besides the beaches around park forest Marjan such as Obojena, Kašjuni, Prve Vode or Bene, there are nice beaches on the rest of Split coastline. For example, there are shallow sandy beaches such as Bačvice and Firule, just 15 minutes of walking distance away from the centre. You also have very popular Žnjan plateau with long stretch of pebble beaches along the coastline as well as beautiful beaches in surrounding suburbs of Split such as Stobreč, Kaštela and Trogir.
Visit one of Split museums. If you’re a fan of history, medieval architecture and old monuments, Diocletian’s Palace by itself is a great sightseeing spot. However, you have plenty of museums in the palace and outside of it which can witness about the rich and turbulent history of the town and the country.