Last summer my boyfriend and I spent the best part of three weeks travelling around Croatia, taking in Hvar, Korçula, Dubrovnik, Braç and Split. I thought I'd do a short series of posts on the trip, as it was one of my favourite holidays and it's a beautiful country. You can read the rest of the series by clicking here.
This is my last Croatia post! It's taken me a year to get them all up - oh dear. If any of you are thinking about going to Croatia and think I might be able to help, don't hesitate to ask some questions in the comments or email you. I could talk about it all day!
Split was our last stop on our little Croatian tour. Strangely enough we'd already been there twice by the time we actually spent some time there. We flew into Split from London, but hopped straight on a ferry to Hvar, and on our way from Dubrovnik to Brac we had a brief stop and change of bus for boat in Split too. It was nice to finally get to spend some real time there. It was definitely one of my favourite places on our little trip.
Our days in Split were spent wandering around the old city, getting lost in amongst the alleyways and narrow streets and just soaking up the atmosphere of it all. We did venture out to the beach for a couple of days, mostly to soak up the last of the Croatian sun before heading back to the UK, but also to satisfy my boyfriend's jet-ski cravings. I had never been on a jet ski before but oh my god, it was so much fun.
Evenings in Split were spent much the same as the days - wandering around, soaking in the atmosphere, whiling out dinners as long as possible before dipping in and out of random little bars for cocktails and beers. It seems every night in Split in one of the main squares, there's a little live music show with various artists and bands performing. Spectators sit on the steps and by the ancient pillars surrounding the square, sipping drinks and nibbling on ice cream, and just having a really lovely time.
That's probably the main thing I remember about Split - the atmosphere. It was just such a relaxing and pleasant place to be, without compromising on liveliness, as there was still plenty going on after dark. We really couldn't have asked for a better place to end our holiday. It's just a shame we had to leave.
I'd go back in a heartbeat.