SPLIT - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Split

Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.


Split waterfront
Split waterfront

Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1700-year-old living museum during Split‘s Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined ‘Riva‘ promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs.


Trogir and Ciovo

Walking through the magical streets of Trogir is a wonderful experience. It is an ancient town, laid down according to classical architectural rules from Greek and Roman times. Trogir is a UNESCO world heritage site and regarded as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. In the middle age period Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the Venetian rulers of this area, and they are still there. As you walk through beautiful narrow cobbled streets you can glimpse medieval churches with stone carved doorways, shaded piazzas, Juliet balconies, arched medieval windows with exquisite carved pillars and rosettes. The towns fortifications were established in the 13th and 14th centuries and the principal forts on the seaward side of the town still stand.


Trogir from the air
Trogir from the air
Courtyard in Trogir
Courtyard in Trogir
Trogir waterfront at night
Trogir waterfront at night

Today Trogir is a lively tourist destination. Restaurants, simple and sophisticated, cafes and bars are located along a splendid harbour front that is busy day and night as well as in the quiet alleyways and narrow passages of the old town. The waterfront is a constant source of activity with sailing and motor yachts that are cruising the Adriatic passing through.


Trogir
Trogir

The old town is linked by a small bridge to the island of Ciovo. Ciovo offers the best swimming with, excellent beaches, some very busy, and some wild and deserted. The most popular is Saldun Bay overlooking the Trogir marina. The beach has cafes and restaurants, water sports and diving. Another good beach is Mavarscica, a pebbly bay lined with pine trees. On two small nearby islands, Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali, which are easily reached by a boat you can enjoy peaceful sandy beaches.


Trogir
Trogir
Trogir
Trogir

Omis

Omis occupies the narrow coastal strip between steep mountain cliffs and the coastline and straddles the river Cetina as it emerges from a deep mountain gorge. This unique location makes for spectacular scenery. Omis has a colourful history. In the middle ages it was the home of many powerful pirate families who could retreat from their raids and hide in the Cetina River.


Cetina river, Omis
Cetina river, Omis
Market in Omis
Market in Omis

The town, with its colourful and busy market and its excellent beaches is a popular tourist destination. Omis is also an excellent spot from which to makes trips inland to view the Cetina canyon (where white water rafting is a popular outing) and the fortified towns and villages which guarded the route to the coast.



Our Villas in Split


Apartments Meridiana
Apartments Meridiana A small development of villas which contain studios and one and two bedroom apartments located a few metres from the beach. Air conditioned. WiFi. Free parking.
Villa Split View
Villa Split View A three bedroom, two bathroom villa with swimming pool and amazing views of the sea, islands and Split town in the distance. Air conditioning, TV, WiFi and barbecue. 3km from the beach and 10km from Split.
Grand Villa Palms
Grand Villa Palms A peaceful and luxurious retreat with five bedrooms, just two metres from the sea and beach. Swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna providing a stay of ultimate relaxation. Gym, air-conditioning and wireless internet connection.
Villa Lady Marianne
Villa Lady Marianne A luxurious four bedroom, four bathroom villa with a large pool, just 200 metres from the sea. Fully air-conditioned, equipped with satellite LCD TV, wireless internet access and sauna. Shorts stays accepted, min 3 nights.
Villa Delphina
Villa Delphina A luxury, modern air-conditioned villa with terraces, garden and pool, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, BBQ, WiFi, gym, beach 120 metres away, pet friendly.
Villa Trapeze
Villa Trapeze A lovely luxury, modern, three bedroom, three bathroom air-conditioned villa with a private garden and pool, beach 50 metres away, close to all amenities. BBQ. WiFi. Garage for one car plus a parking space. Fantastic balconies with great views of sea and islands. Tennis court and school nearby.
Villa Davorka
Villa Davorka A new, luxury, air-conditioned, two-bedroom villa, with large organic Mediterranean garden and pool by the sea. BBQ, WiFi, parking. Superb sea views.
Villa Split Belle
Villa Split Belle A luxury, air-conditioned, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with a private garden and heated pool, BBQ, WiFi.
Villa Pegasus
Villa Pegasus An amazing, spacious villa with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool, relaxing and playing zones, air-conditioning, solar energy, WiFi, HiFi, LCD TV, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen with BBQ, boat mooring. 680 metres from the sea.


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