There are so many great things about Split. I have family there, but i'm willing to pack up and live there. The people are very friendly and town is amazing. There's always so much to do. I love the cafes, they make excellent cappuccinos, and the food is so tasty. Everyone is beautiful! My fondest memory of Split would have to be the people, there was never a dull moment. The men are very nice looking.
The complex of neo-Reinaissance structures, called Prokurative, is situated next to the riva. It is one of the biggest open space in the old core of the town and today it hostes concerts and the music festivals. Prokurative had always very important role in the social life of Split, besides, many significant political events have took place here.
Old Jewish cemetary on Marjan Hill 2
The gates were unfortunately closed so I just had the opportunity to take this little glimpse of the cemetary....
Also, worth visiting is Marjan Forest Park, the green oasis the citizens of Split have been proud of for generations, carefully maintained and cherished. The park includes promenades, vista points, solariums, nature paths, playgrounds and the Split zoo. A marvellous view is offered from the top of Marjan on the old and new parts of Split. It takes only 15 minutes of pleasant walking to reach Marjan from the historical core of Split through the old quarter Varos. The Marjan stairway, running along the crest of the hill, leads to another, higher top of Marjan, Telegrin, with a vista point offering prospect on the Split peninsula, Kozjak, Mosor, the Kastela Gulf, Salona and Klis, Trogir and Ciovo, and the islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar and Vis. The southern cliffs of Marjan represent in recent times a very good training ground for mountaineers and free climbers, who gather here every April on the occasion of the traditional Marjan Cup.
Do we need a car?
If you're staying right in Split, a car really isn't necessary and could be more trouble than it's worth - parking is in very short supply. However, most people who come here are visiting Split as part of a more extended Croatian holiday and there's no doubt, having your own wheels makes exploring the surrounding countryside so much easier,
We do hire cars when we're in Croatia, though for our next visit, we're bussing it from Bosnia to Split and, as we're staying right in the middle of the city, we won't pick up a car until we're ready to leave for the island part of our holiday. That will solve the problem of where to park!
The closest parking to the Old City is on the Riva in front of the south entrance, we've always got a space in there but usually only after driving around a few times. Once you have a space, you can stay all day however.
We've used both Europcar and Sixt to hire cars in Croatia, Sixt was definitely the cheaper and the company we'd use again. We booked on the internet with Webcarhire and found them absolutly satisfactory and easy to use. They only have an airport office in Split.
You won't find any bargains - car hire in Croatia's expensive and there's no getting around it. Petrol's not cheap either.
Taking the car on the ferries is easy - the whole operation is very efficient. Check the Jadrolinja website for times and tarriffs.
Seafood and pizza by Jupiter's Temple
I recommend the Pizzeria Jupiter as we enjoyed the friendliest and most conscientious service of our trip here - the owner seemed very concerned indeed that we enjoyed our food! As well as the welcome, the location is great, located right by Jupiter's Temple within Diocletian's Palace in a quiet and shady square.
The menu is like so many others in Split: a combination of pizza and pasta/gnocchi dishes with seafood. I tried the calamari, which was good and plentiful with great chips (fries). It was served in pieces rather than rings, as seems to be usual in Dalmatia.
Prices are reasonable and you won't be rushed. Try the lemonade - very refreshing.