Split is a city that lives slowly, in its slow rhythm. They say it’s not hard to get used to the boardwalk, full bars, squares and a refreshing breeze. Split is the second largest city in Croatia, as well as the second university center. Split is an important transport hub and the second largest harbor in Croatia. It is an intersection of road, air, marine and rail transport. The harbor is always crowded because from Split you can move to many Adriatic islands, such as Brač, Vis, Lastovo, Hvar, Korčula and other beautiful locations.
Split and the whole county, is in the Mediterranean climatic zone. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are mild and wet. The average temperature in Split is 26 degrees Celsius in summer and about 7 degrees in winter. Ideal for sightseeing!
Split before and now
Ages ago, in year 295, emperor Diklecijan began to build palace in Split. Today Diocletian’s palace is a distinctive part of the city and the inevitable tourist tour. Power alternated in Split after Diocletian. It was under the rule of Croatian kings, Venetian administration and even under the rule of the Austro – Hungarian Empire (read about Croatia’s history here). After World War II begins period of peace and dynamic development of the city. Split is a significant transport hub, and is increasingly popular tourist destination.
In a big city such as Split you certainly will have no problem to find an activity that will suit you. There are numerous museums, galleries and sports clubs. From Split you can visit one of the national parks or seek shade in the forest Marjan – mountain and forest park above Split. ” We’re going to Bačvice, Bačvice, the most beautiful beach in the world …” The song goes something like that. It also says that there are the most beautiful women in the world and the sand is amazing. Bačvice are the most popular sandy beach in Split and cult location for playing picigin. In the evening all the swimmers move in night clubs and bars where the fun does not stop until the dawn. The offer is diverse enough that everyone will find something to their taste. There are rock clubs, techno rhythms and tropical atmosphere.
When you go to the beach you surely bring the ball with you. You gather your friends and pass the ball around in the shallows. Split perfected passing the ball around in the shallows so that the Picigin World Cup is held in the beach Bačvice. Picigin is a sport that is played in the water, and the goal is to keep the ball in the air as long as possible. Picigin is the most popular sport in Split, and an ideal location for this is precisely the beach Bačvice because it’s shallow and sandy. When you find yourself in Split try out picigin, but watch for the championship- there and qualifications, you will need to do your best!
Do not miss
Marulić days, Split Summer Festival, Split Film Festival, Mediterranean film festival … You can choose of the proposed, irrespective whether it is a movie, song or theater. Split is especially proud of the festival of popular music as it is considered the capital of Croatian music. Diocletian days are another part of Split tourism. All who love costume parties will enjoy this because during those days the participants try to show how life was during the reign of emperor Diocletian. The costumes are, of course, an important part of that. In those days, Roman legions are passing through town, the participants walk in tunics and togas, and there are sounds of trumpets, drums and Roman music. All this is complemented with street entertainers, a rich offer of food and drinks, concert and dance program. We want to point out something else – Dalmatian girls are one of the most beautiful women in the world, and especially girls from Split. So, order a long coffee in a cafe on the boardwalk, put on some sunglasses and enjoy the view!
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