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Review of Old Split

Old Split
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$138.93*
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Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Ranked #4 of 177 things to do in Split
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Owner description: To experience and enjoy Split entirely, it wouldn't be absolute and perfect without sailing to the neighboring islands and experiencing its unique natural beauties. We offer you an unforgettable day at our new mega catamaran Summer Blues, and above all, we have prepared enough food and cold drinks so your soul and our blues can be tied forever.Summer Blues excursion includes: attractive catamaran ride to the neighboring islands of Brac and Solta, swimming in the isolated bays and lagoons with clear blue sea, music entertainment together with the animation on board, good food and drinks will complete this excursion into unforgettable experience and memory of Croatia.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having a holiday with friends we couldn't wait to visit Split. We enjoyed the variety of different architectural styles of ages, exploring the narrow streets and small shops.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We only had about 2 hours in the old city,but what we saw was historic and really nice architecture ,we had a great tour guide but can not recall his name

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Everyone goes to see the old Palace, i say skip it. It has become a zoo for merchants selling cheap wear and gear. The " merchant shacks" cover every wall. People have to go around them
while trying to see the monument.
Walk around it, and see where the people in this old city lived. Beautiful buildings, supporting
arches and little squares and piazzas. The sea shore is gorgeous, despite the bustling seaport
(where all your boats go to the phenomenal islands that dot the Croatian coast) the town offers
a long and beautiful sea front. The cafes are 5o yards away, thus allowing the visitors to walk
along the shores of this city on the water. It maybe a little less exiting than Dubronic, but its flat!!
some pics will tempt you. i posted others on Dubrovik

2  Thank AKAMUKEKE
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Beautiful old town, fantastically merging the medieval history with a working living town, great bars, cafés & restaurants.

1  Thank jking79
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Split is less imposing than Zagreb, Split is less beautiful than Dubrovnik, but if you want to have a great time, Split will not disappoint you.

The old city is contained in the ruins of the Diocletian Palace, the gigantic dream of a megalomaniac tyrant turned into a town by many generations of city dwellers. This is why instead of being an archaeological site, Split is a living city, busy during the day, full of activities after working hours. In the morning, you will be able to buy some food in a market close to the Palace walls where also locals go; in the evening, you can dance salsa with both fellow tourists and locals in the Peristil, in the heart of the Palace.

Old Split can be visited in a very long day, but it is much better to set your headquarters here for longer and visit from this city some of the many attractions of Central Croatia. There is a large choice of accommodation possibilities: if you choose to live within the Palace, it will probably be more expensive and you have good chances to have no views from your room, but it is a great experience; if you choose a room outside the Palace, you'll probably pay less and may have wonderful sea views. I stayed in Diocletian Apartments, very near the Peristil, a beautiful place that I warmly recommend.

Tip 1: If you are staying in the Palace, you should enter the old city from the Golden Gate, from the north, and then walk down, because you cannot get into this area with a car. Don't enter from the south, from the gate closest to the seashore, because you will have to climb lots of high steps carrying your luggage.

Tip 2: It is better to hike up and down Marjan Hill in the late afternoon or early evening in order to get a lovely sunset.

Tip 3: There is an ancient synagogue in Split, just outside the Palace on the west. Although it isn't as beautiful as the one in Dubrovnik, now that this last is just a museum, it has become the oldest Sephardic synagogue still in use in the world. The visit is free and a very kind gentleman will tell you in fluent English - maybe in other languages too - all about the place and the community. Believe him about the community having been founded by his Romaniot ancestors in the time of the Roman Empire, but believe me about the synagogue having been built by my Sephardic ancestors exiled from Spain in the XVI century!

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