Adventurous, quiet and extremely beautiful perfectly describes Split which is one of Croatia’s most visited city. If you plan to take a trip to the old town sometime soon, here’s a heads up to help you find your way.
Where and what to eat
Fresh grown is the unwritten law embraced by the natives who have a preference for the juicy, healthy and natural. Speaking of which, Pazar market is your best bet at delicious Dalmatian fruits and vegetables with Peškarija- a fish market- the ideal destination for delicious Adriatic Seafood. Both markets are operational from 7 am through to 2 pm with prices especially low right before closing.
On the other hand, if you prefer the opulent treat of dining at topnotch restaurants, Split also has your back in this regard. Look to Uje Oil Bar for an array of sumptuous snacks, Tavern for a finger licking cuisine comprising indigenous seafood, and Dvor for all of the aforementioned as well as spectacular seaside views. At the city’s core, you’ll find well-known Bokeria that has on its payroll Dino Galvagno, a renowned award-winning chef. You can best experience all these lovely establishments through a taxi transfer Spilt that ensures you get from one point to the other in utmost comfort and style.
Where to keep your luggage
The train station, the port and the bus station- which are all conveniently located close together- all offer provisions for luggage storage. The traditional garderoba, which directly translates to “left luggage”, proves the common storage platform but you’ll also be treated to little huts offering the same service. For those with smaller and precious luggage, the locker-type facilities at the train station are ideal. Prices charged vary from one service provider to the other but you can generally expect a cost of about 5 Kunas per hour or a one-time daily fee of 30 Kunas.
Are you a devoted netizen with a penchant for the online realm? If so, the seafront promenade (Riva) avails uncharged internet services perfect for uploading those scintillating holiday shots. On the benches just strutting the sea beneath the palm trees, you’ll get the best connection.
Where to unwind and get a taste of exquisite drinks
As far as night outs involving late-night drinking are concerned, the bohemian styled Ghetto club and St Duje Cathedral’s Luxo prove unrivaled dens of great delight. If your kind of drink is a little more subtle, then the outdoor-themed Galerija café comes to mind as it offers excellent cake and coffee to savor alongside art and photography displays.
The go-to location for shopping
Spilt is a collection of all sorts of products and services with Diocletian’s palace at the heart of all things shopping. Various cobblestone stores, boutiques, cafés, and restaurants flank the streets providing an abundance of souvenir, trinkets, traditional and contemporary conveniences.
Last but not least, make an effort to learn a couple of local niceties which are sure to endear you with the natives if not help you get around. A great majority of the local population is adept in English but knowing a little Croatian will go a long way in cementing your status as a true Splicani.