Another beautiful place in Croatia filled with palm trees, yachts and the sparkling sun. I visited Split on a cruise ship stop, so I only had one day, however I felt like I got a great feel for this beautiful place. When we docked in the port of split, I was awe-stricken by the large boats lining the shore of the Riva. This place looked really fancy and I liked it- I felt like I was a part of a music video or something. The Riva (a fancy word they use for the port) is lined with shops and restaurants, a perfect place to treat yourself to an adult beverage and enjoy life. Once you have taken numerous photos of this beautiful set up and start walking further into the mainland, you realize that there is SO much history here, and you are literally walking through it.
The city center of Split is built within the walls of the ancient Diocletian’s Palace remains, and it is crazy to think where your shopping and dining in one of the oldest roman ruins. You can pretty much spend your day getting lost through the narrow alleyways. If your there in the summer you will be able to catch one of the street markets, where you can buy anything from clothes->souvenirs->paintings->home goods.
We were feeling a little adventurous so we trekked outside the main area to see what life was like outside of the core. To be honest, it was pretty Americanized, so I would probably stay within the main tourist area if you’re looking to see some culture. There are many churches and museums to see OR if you’re like me and you want to get your shop-on there is also plenty of that on the marble lined street of Marmontova.
Any time I come to Europe I wonder to myself- do these people work? The patios are jam packed with people drinking, smoking and chit- chatting for hours. I’m sitting there thinking I wish my one-hour lunch break was filled with rum/cokes & patio-ing in the ruins. UNFAIR. The quality of life and values people here have is amazing and something I admire. This is a place where people enjoy the day. The food is great, the scenery cant be beat- what more could you ask for?