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Old 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 March 20, 2014

I love Split, you have so many things to do and it is a very cosy city, the city center and the promenade are wonderfull, the old town and Dioceclan' s Palace are a great experience, the narrow street (in the world!), just so many things to do and visit, I would simply recommend a cuople of days in this city for sure, if you really wanna saythat you' ve been to Split!

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

In the historic center of Split, you will walk seamlessly between the Palace and Old Split. Just spend a few hours in the center and explore the beauty of this ancient city. There are many cafes, restaurants, and shops to explore. I especially liked a shop that featured products from Croatian artists (the name escapes me). You can visit the fish market and fresh market with fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Public restrooms are available.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Short version, Split is an absolutely brilliant place to visit and I would most certainly go back.

This is an excerpt from the travel blog that we did during a 3 week trip.
Split is a small town with most of the buildings arranged around the harbor; there is an interesting mix of very old, and what looked like, soviet-era high rises - the town has been evolving for 17 centuries so you'd expect a hodgepodge. Immediately north of town is a wide mountain ridge, a bit reminiscent of Table Mountain in Cape Town - only a bit smaller. The overall impression of the town is actually extremely pleasant.
Our first stop was at the local open air market - always a favorite thing for us to do when we visit foreign towns; you can learn a lot about the people and the culture of a country by observing the workings of their local market. The market in Split was jammed with fruit and vegetable stalls displaying a large array of beautifully prepared produce. The density of tourists in the market was quite small, an indication that this was a place where the townsfolk did their real shopping and they could be seen and heard haggling over the prices and carefully examining their prospective purchases - we loved it.
The center of town is dominated by what used to be the emperor Diocletian's Palace; Diocetian was a 4th century roman emperor and the palace in Split was his summer home. Over the years, and through a succession of owners, the palace was eventually literally absorbed into the town. The effect is amazing; what were once the walls of the palace now contain shops and apartments built into the old structure. Within the walled city are some original structures and others that have been added over the centuries - this has created a warren of narrow cobble stone alleys, great for exploring. The whole palace is only about 100M by 200M, so it does not take long to exploreThe central part of the palace is called the Peristyle - a small open square which was jammed with tourists and a couple of Roman soldiers who would gladly pose for pictures if you crossed their palms with silver - I must say the soldiers had aged very well. We sat on a marble wall which had been seconded by a local cafe into their outdoor section - complete with seat cushions and neat little trays, even though it was crowded we enjoyed it.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am a fan of old history and buildings!! I love the uniqueness of this city and the old town. Right at the edge of the water. The buildings in themselves tell the history. The ruin areas are where all your cafes and bars are. We ate at a lovely restaurant in the old city and the atmosphere was spectacular. definitely worth the visit!!!

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a must see in Split. The old section is full of windy small walkways, cobblestone streets and old world charm.

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