Split is the second largest city in Croatia and has long been a sought-after and particularly inexpensive holiday destination. In recent years, along with Croats themselves, an ever increasing amount of foreign tourists have also discovered this small, harbour town on the Adriatic coast. Surrounded by countryside, this beautiful and ancient town has a real charm to it which often enchants many repeat visitors. Split also boasts is also a pretty harbor , numerous beaches and impressive architecture.
Wimdu offers great apartments and stunning villas in SplitFinding accommodation in Split can be a daunting task. Many Croats have second homes here and the hotel industry is relatively small other than the faceless resorts along the coast. Wimdu offers some great holiday apartments inside the city walls and also some of the best Villas in Split found by the sea. These can often be cheaper than a comparable hotel and have the benefit of household amenities and some villas in split also come with a pool.
The city is nice and compact so proximity to the attractions needn’t be a factor when deciding on you accommodation. Instead look for apartments or rentals that are first of all cheap, but have all the amenities that suit your stay. Longer stays may require kitchen and washing facilities. A holiday villa is the most luxurious option, and when split amongst a family or friends, works out cheaper per-head than your average hotel in Split.
Attractions in SplitSplit’s historic center offers an abundance of ancient sights and attractions, and some streets truly feel like a step back in time. The focal point is arguably the Diocletian's Palace , an imposing palace, built in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian , it covers a total area of 300,000 square meters. Today, the palace is part of the city of Split, inside the huge palace complex are several entrances. The silver gate leads you out onto Pazar, the most famous market place in Split. This market operates daily and offers all kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and spices. Stocking up fresh but affordable produce here is perfect for anyone taking self-catering accommodation in Split.
The main boulevard in the city is known as the Riva. Home to the main shopping and business area of Split, the street is lined with great cafes, boutiques and smaller shops . From here it is only a short walk to the People's Square. This is the main meeting point for tourists and locals alike, and during the summer months visitors are entertained by a range of artistic performers. Some days you will want to take yourself out of the hustle and bustle of the center, and there is no better place to relax that at The Marjan , a green peninsula just outside of Split. Here you can also find great beaches. Particularly recommended are the picturesque beaches of Kasuni and Obojena , both offering refreshing turquoise waters . If you like to hike, head to Telegrin, the highest mountain in the area. Its summit attracts many visitors ken to take in the great views of Split and the surrounding region.
If you fancy day trips it is advisable that you take a car or look for the coach offers in the tourist information centre. Krka National Park should be top of your list for taking some time out from Split. Croatia is blessed with many national parks, and a little further inland you will find the sunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. The national park is the largest in Croatia and one of the oldest national park in Southeast Europe. The beautiful clear blue lakes have long been a favourites hangout for Croats and more and more curious tourists having been checking them out in recent years.