Top 10 Things to Do in Split, Croatia

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  1. Hike Majan Hill

The hike up starts in the Varos neighborhood with a set of seemingly never ending stairs. My lungs were on fire and I was seriously questioning my current fitness level by the time we made it to the first lookout point. The views back toward the city were stunning: the rising bell tower of the Cathedral stood out among the orange rooftops that wrapped around the deep teal bay with the mountains set behind the city as a perfect backdrop.

2. Hvar

This definitely deserves  a weekend trip. This might be my favorite place in the world. You can take a ferry from the port to Hvar. Best day in Hvar: Rent scooter and go hidden beaches, see the sunset at Hulu hulu bar, get a buzz at Kiva bar,  end the night/morning island hopping at Carpe Diem Beach.

 

3. Blue caves

Just like the green caves I would do a boat tour to these two sights. There is an entrance fee for this cave, but it is one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. Its has a silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent. It wasn’t until recently that the cave was open for public and it has been a must-see location ever since its opening.

3. Green Caves

The Green cave is a natural attraction, located on the island of Ravnik near the island of Vis and it is an amazing experience that you will remember for a lifetime. This cave provides a nice 40ish feet high cliff jump and another jump where you can jump through a small hole at 40 ft.

4. Canyoning

 Try out canyoning at Cetina River with the Iris Adventures team.  They came and picked us up from Split provided us with gear and made our way to the river.  The river was beautiful, the canyon walls towered above us, grey rocks in stark contrast to the beautifully clear green-tinted river water.  Once we got to the river the excursion took us about 3 hours where we ducked in and out of the river; climbed over boulders, jumped over smaller rocks, floated down rapids, swam and drifted down calmer patches in the river, clambered through caves – every way you can imagine getting down the river, we did it. 

5. Krka Waterfalls

Things to do in Split, Croatia

You can book an excursion to Krka National Park from any of the main booking offices in the city or in advance online. Here’s a list with popular Krka National Park day trip options. It’s definitely worth booking your trip as an excursion to save you the hassle of getting there by yourself. Make sure you take some sturdy shoes and your swimming costume!

Krka National Park is a stunning area of natural beauty. Following the trail around the park takes about 45 minutes and allows you to take in the wonderful views and crystal blue waterfalls. The most striking waterfalls come at the end, as they cascade into a bright blue pool which is perfect for swimming.

6. Beach and Beach Bars

Beaches are stunning in Split. There are tow main areas one is closer to the port and one is about 30 minute walk from the port. I personally like the one 30 minutes walking away from the port. It has beach lounges, water activities and more of a bar scene during the day. Best bar around this area: Congo, Zen, Plan B.

7. Pilvice Lakes

You can take a bus to Plitvice it is about a 4 hour bus ride from Split. Plitvice is the oldest park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for its cascading lakes. The lakes dazzle with their vast array of beautiful colors, which range from green to blue. If you want stunning pictures and big crowds come here.

8. Wander around Split

Diocletian’s Palace is one of the main attractions of Split and, in fact, the whole city centers around it. This sprawling network of cobbled streets and beautiful buildings is contained within the high palace walls. The palace was originally built by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD. If you’re a history buff, taking a guided tour of the palace is a great way to learn more about its history.

The palace is also packed with boutique shops, restaurants and bars and really is the hub of the city. You could spend all day just getting lost in the narrow streets and taking in the bustling atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out Gregory of Nin, an enormous statue (which looks very much like a wizard!). Rub the statue’s giant toe and it will bring you good luck!

9. Visit Green Market

If you love fresh produce the head to Split’s market where you’ll be spoiled for choice with all the colorful fruit and vegetables. There are also a few souvenir stalls and some great food stands. If you want to know more about Croatian cuisine, check out this a food tour which includes market visits and lunch.

10. Dubrovnik

Lastly, if you have a lot of time. Rent a car and drive to Dubrovnik. It is a magical place with a ton to do just like Hvar, but I will save that trip for another time.

 

About Danielle

Hi, I'm Danielle a traveling blogger who’s lucky enough to see the world. There are a lot of layers to this blog, which resembles me. Ultimately, this is a lifestyle blog balancing my life of travel, fashion, fitness, and everyday adventures. Welcome Abroad!

Hi, I'm Danielle a traveling blogger who’s lucky enough to see the world. There are a lot of layers to this blog, which resembles me. Ultimately, this is a lifestyle blog balancing my life of travel, fashion, fitness, and everyday adventures. Welcome Abroad!