5 reasons tourists love Split, Croatia

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The city of Split is fast inventing itself as a global tourist destination. This city offers spectacular experiences to tourists that tour the place. Given that it is the second largest city in Croatia, it holds many unrivaled tourist attraction sites. From the Marjan hill, the Diocletian palace, warm turquoise waters to the wide range of specialties there are enough reasons why tourists flock Split. With that said here are 5 reasons tourists love Split, Croatia
Split, Image courtesy: Pixabay
1. Nature
The incredible nature is one of the top reasons tourist love Split, Croatia. There is the Marjan hill which was historically used as a park. This hill is covered by a beautiful and dense forest. You can walk around, jog or cycle on this hill as you the forest park. While on this hill, you can catch the impressive view of the city and the neighboring Kozjak Mountains.

If that is not enough, there are several sandy beaches like the Bacvice beach, Firule beach, Bene beach, Jezinac beach and Kasuni beach where you can relax and enjoy sunbathing. The Balice beach offers fantastic seaside nightlife while the Firule beach, though small, offers the best alternative for a quality family vacation.

You can also enjoy a day trip to Krka National Park. A walking tour or a scenic boat ride through this Park is just breathtaking. There are organized tours from Split for 28€ per person.
 National Park Krka, Image courtesy: Pixabay
2. Weather
Split experiences good weather and it is generally warm. The best time to visit Split is during the months of July, August, and September when it is pleasantly warm. July, however, is the hottest month with temperatures averaging 30ºC. The best time to enjoy the sunbathing and swimming is during the month of August when the sea is warm.
 
The city also experiences rain and cold weather during the months of March. During this month, the morning and evening air is usually crispy. The Advantage of Split is that the winter is not very cold and it can be pleasant.
Split, Image courtesy: Pixabay
3. History
Split is unequaled when it comes to its history. Many tourists love to go to Split to explore the great historical centers. One major historical site is the Diocletian palace. This palace was originally used to house Emperor Diocletian. You can have a walk at the palace through the narrow passageways as you enjoy the walls. This highlight of the Roman ruling is also home to most leading commercial outlets in Split.

Other interesting historical sites to visit in Split include the Peristyle as the central square of the Palace, the Temple of Jupiter and the Klis fortress. Tourist visits the Temple of Jupiter to experience Roman's religion and history. The Klis fortress, on the other hand, is a symbol of the Croatian history. The fortress is also known as the fictional city of Meereen from the TV show Game of Thrones.
The Fortress of Klis, Image courtesy: Pixabay
4. Food
The city of Split is known for delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The food is the top class which goes well with famous Dalmatian wines such as Plavac Mali (red) and Posip (white). Some of the traditional meals you should try are: Pasticada (beef in tomato sauce with gnocchi), Mussels served in Dalmatian vine, Black risotto, and famous lavender ice cream and rozata crème caramel.

There is also fresh seafood from the Adriatic Sea that is readily sold in the market. Tourist can join the local shoppers in the morning at the fish market situated on the western side of the Diocletian palace.
Dalmatian prosciutto, Image courtesy: Pixabay
5. Transition point
Split is also a great transition point to the most nearby Islands and cities. From Split, you can easily hop to islands like Hvar, Brac, and Vis by sea. It is also a good transition point to the major cities like Trogir and Dubrovnik. You can get to Trogir town by bus or you could decide to take a boat to enjoy your day trip. The taxi from Split to Dubrovnik is also a great option for a one day trip.
Island Hvar, Image courtesy: Pixabay

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