Cheap flights to Split
Split – a stylish city with thumping nightlife, lively beaches, plenty of tourist activities and simply stunning World Heritage sites.
Often overlooked among its fellow cities as a mere jumping off point for those travelling to the Dalmatian islands, there is much more to Split as this travel guide will tell you. Well, how many cities do you know that have a Roman palace built into the very heart of its old town? Diocletian’s sprawling palace is not only one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world, it’s also host to numerous restaurants, boutiques and charismatic homes. Walk the corridors and alleyways where emperors once trod as you go about your shopping – stunning! And while you’re at it why not pop up to the top of the St Domnius Cathedral for breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding islands.
Galerija Studio Naranca is the place to go for striking original works of art, which make much better souvenirs than the standard tourist tat you find dotted around Split (5 Majstora Jurja, tel: 021 344 118).
Galerija Studio Naranca is a stylish three-level art studio displaying the innovative works of contemporary local artists (5 Majstora Jurja, tel: 021 344 118).
Diocletian's Palace, the heart of Roman Split, is the place to be this spring with myriad chic shops, cool bars and restaurants, all wrapped within the walls of the ancient Roman palace.
Varos, the hillside to the north of Diocletian's Palace, is stacked with picturesque old stone houses, narrow lanes and a sprinkling of cafes and restaurants that make it ideal for a half-day meander.
Split was half abandoned when the nearby town of Salona was sacked in the 6th century and its inhabitants fled to Diocletian's Palace. Teasing remnants of Roman life remain in Salona such as the old baths and amphitheatre.