We spend quite a bit of time looking at Flights on Skyscanner – sometimes just the most extraordinarily cheap flights come up – on this occasion it was return flights to Split in Croatia. At £42.98 each return, it would have been rude not to! We did absolutely no research and 4 weeks after booking to the flights, we arrived, grabbed a local bus from the Airport and headed towards the city.We spent our first few hours in Split wandering around aimlessly taking in the very beautiful sights and enjoying the oh so warm weather. Pure delight.
From the bustling fruit scented market to the 4 gates of Diocletians Palace – Split is a truly charming city to wander, drink coffee and just soak up the atmosphere.Our favourite places
- Marjan Hill – we really enjoyed our time walking around the pine forested peninsula with amazing sites over Split and the surrounding mountains. So very quiet and peaceful.
- Diocletians Palace – imposing Roman architecture that dominates the skyline of Split. Marble gloriousness with endless shop lined streets that’s part of the very heart of the city.
- Riva Waterfront – the best place to people watch and see the comings and goings of every day life. A palm tree lined promenade with endless Cafes,
- Bacvice Beach – when we were in Split, this beach was super quiet, but completely beautiful and a great place to watch the sunset. We enjoyed watching people play Picigin in the shallow waters – a traditional ball game where the players try to keep the small ball from touching the water.
- Fife – One of the oldest restaurants in Split with a typical Dalmatian menu. We had grilled chicken, Sea Bass, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables. With a drink each it was just £11 and we could barely finish it all as there was so much!
We could have stayed and watched these sunsets forever. Living on the East coast of the UK, you don’t get to see the sun setting over the sea, so it felt like a real treat.Things to try
- Coffee – no particularly adventurous, but Split seriously had some of the very best Coffee we have ever had! Hot, dark and strong always served with a big glass of cold water. Simply perfection.
- Cake – any cake! Split is filled with Bakeries, open late into the night. From Cream Cakes to Madjarica, a layer cake, to Sour Cherry Strudle. There wasn’t one cake that we didn’t devour and enjoy to its very last bite.
- We flew with Wizz Air from London Luton to Split– the flight costs were £42.98 each including taxes.
- We stayed at the Lana Apartments, booked through Booking.com – for £61.17 for 2 nights.
- We spent £90 on meals, drinks, public transport and a beautiful piece of artwork made in Split of the cities skyline.
Our final thoughts
We adored Split – such a compact and beautiful city – the coffee, sedate way of life, the beaches, hills – it really has it all. If you go to Split, don’t forgot to rub the big mans toe!
*Prices – September 2016