Split, Croatia happens to be a place where many people quickly pop in and out, heading towards nearby island destinations, and this was my reason for being here as well.
I spent a few hours in Split before heading to Hvar and a few hours again before heading back to Milan.
|Croatian islands- view from the plane|
Split is set up perfectly for your quick entrance and exit. Along the harbor and port there are several luggage storage options and very clean restrooms that you can pay a few kuna to use. (Don't pay more than 15 kuna for the luggage storage.) From there, you can easily walk to the pedestrian walkway lined with restaurants and palm trees or Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Diocletian built this palace for his retirement at the turn of the 4th century.
|the underground portion of Diocletian's Palace|
Apparently, portions of Game of Thrones have been filmed here.
|Split's harbor and pedestrian walkway|
Just outside the city walls, you can take a short climb to a vantage point and catch some of the most spectacular views I've ever seen.
|I was blown away.|
I also found the local market, where you can buy fruits, vegetables, flowers and much more. I was intrigued by the use of 'old school' scales with actual brass weights and the little old Croatian women running their tables.
|Notice the weights used.|
Split was a great place to wander and check out for a couple of hours. If I had more time, I would have printed out this map from Use-it, which is great for local recommendations around the city.