My first view of Split was concrete apartment block after concrete apartment block. Luckily I new it was going to be like that so I wasn’t surprised. Of course, I’m wasn’t there to see the suburbs, I was there to see the stunning Diocletian’s Palace and the rest of the old town, along with the islands of Hvar and Brac (Bol).
Split’s old town is centred around the Diocletian’s Palace, a beautiful old Roman structure. I love this kind of building and it’s great to just sit and think about the people that lived there when it was built hundreds of years ago.
After visiting the ruins, I wandered around the old town, through the little marble streets, stopping for a drink here or there and doing a little shopping for local specialities.
Most people only visit Split to use as a base to visit the nearby islands or on their way to or from Dubrovnik but I really liked Split, provided you stick to the old town and Marjan Hill and stay away from the ugly suburbs, it’s great. I would definitely go back and spend more time exploring the nearby towns and islands including a visit to Brela (for its renowned beaches) and Vis (a small island town not far from Brac).