I didn't know they had palms in Croatia
I went there in the spring and it was still a bit chilly, but I loved the place. It looks like its summer but as you can see, we dress for the occation.
The person on the pic is one of my fellow humanitarian workers who lived in Split.
HNK means Hrvatsko Narodno Kazaliste, or Croatian National Theatre. Don,t miss it when visiting Split. It has long tradition and very important role in the social life of the locals. Besides drama, it is well known for its opera and especially operettas.
The theatre is situated approx. 5 minutes walking from the riva of Split in the direction of north.
Eagles of the 9th
It's a real shame but, for all the visitors it gets, Split's Archeological Museum does rate as 'Off the Beaten Path". The museum is truly excellent. It's worth seeking out just for the two magnificent Roman eagles of the 9th Legion that sit on tall columns on either side of the elegant building - they are fabulous - but there's much more to the museum than these big birds.
The oldest in Croatia, the museum houses a magnificent collection that is beautifully maintained and displayed. Whilst by far the greater part of the museum is devoted to a huge number of Roman artifacts - sculptures, glass, coins, bronzes, lamps, jewellery, military items, and more - there are some wonderful pieces from all eras of the ancient history of the region - prehistoric, Bronze Age, Graeco-Hellenic, etc as well as small collection of icons. The loggia around the gardens houses a marvellous lapidarium with some particularly beautiful carved sarcophagi, the pair to the sphinx by the catheral, more early Christian altars than I have ever seen gathered in one place before and an important grouping of items brought up from ancient shipwrecks.
Exhibits are well and clearly signed in Croatian and English.
As well as closing for lunch, opening hours seem to be subject to change. I would suggest you phone or check at the Visitors Information office before you make the trek out to the museum. Do make the effort though - it is a great museum, and gets far too few visitors. The curator will be delighted to see you.
The museum is at Zrinsko - Frankopanska 25, the same road that will take you around to the stadium and the Church of the Trinity.
Split bus Terminal - Schedule
you most proberly will have to go from Spilt busstation to Zadar busstation, and take bus from there to the Airport
The Busschedule for from Split you can find on this page
water front restaurants
All along the waterfront in Split there are outdoor cafes. They serve a variety of food but for the most part people seemed to be stopping for a cool drink or a coffee. It was so hot you had to take lots of breaks just to keep going so this became one of our favorite activites!!