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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.
Croatia is famous for having world class seafood. Head to the fish market in the morning to see all sorts of white fish and shellfish on sale (Obrov 5).
Galerija Studio Naranca - this place is a big step up from the tourist tat stalls, with paintings you would actually want to take home. Majstora Jurja 5, tel 021-344118.
The lower level of Diocletian's Palace is given over to a volley of stalls, named Subterranean Markets. You can find everything from cheap tourist souvenirs through to some decent original paintings depicting this famous palace.
Marjan Hill - When the mercury rises at this time of year hike up this green hill to the north of the city and you will be rewarded with cooling breezes and epic views. There is a wee café on the way up too.
Varos - This old fishing quarter is an warren of tight wee streets. These days a sprinkling of expats are moving in, along with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Escape to Hvar, the hippest of the Croatian isles. It's at its best in summer so head across for a day trip. You could stay and party until dawn...
The Islands - Hop on one of the ferries on the Split waterfront for a day trip to neighbouring Brac or super trendy Hvar.
Myriad islands lie just a short ferry journey from Split and Solta is one of the loveliest. This sleepy commuter isle is ideal if you just want a relaxed day away, a seafood lunch and a chill on the beach. Great views of Split sailing back too.