The Cathedral and The Bell Tower
The Cathedral inside Diocletian's Palace is actually one of the smallest in the world, but none of the less a very interesting one.
The Bell Tower was built in the narrow space between the Cathedral and the Peristyle in the 13th to 14th century, in a romanesque style, with the gothic-rennaissance end on top. During the reconstruction in the 19th century the bell-tower was radically transformed, and many of the original romanesque sculptures were removed.
One very interesting fact is that The Cathedral bears the St.Maria's name and only the Bell Tower bears the name of St.Doimus (Sveti Dujam) - the bishop of Salona.
Nearby, the tiny medieval city of Trogir, founded by the Greeks in the third century BC, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its beautiful Venetian Gothic stone buildings. By bus it will take you about 30-45 minutes from Split. If you're looking to escape the faster pace of Croatia's second largest town, Trogir is a wonderful place, a city with a charming and well-preserved Old Town, some impressive architecture and a great waterfront promenade
To get their, go to the Suburban Bus Station in Split (a ten minute walk from the Old Town north on Domovinskog Rata). Take the #37 bus, which as of February 2004 was 18kn each way (about $3) and drops you off right in front of a small bridge that leads to the Land Gate, the northern entrance to the Old Town.
Sovenier and Food Shopping
As I mentioned in the 1st shopping post, Split has a great market, and not only for flowers. There is a huge area for fruits and veggies, probably somewhere in the range of a few hundred sellers, and there are also a few butchers, a cafes, patisseries, and of course, numerous stands selling clothes, hats, posters, and jerseys of the national futbol team of Croatia. Nothing better than getting a jersey, hat, or poster of the Croatian National Soccer team, they are quite good IMHO. I like Suker the best, number 6. A jersey will run you about 10 dollars I believe.
The cheapest ways to get to London from Split (or from London to Split) is taking a bus or Croatia Airlines flight to Zagreb and flying WizzAir to London. Or you can fly RyanAir from Zadar to London. There are frequent bus connection between Split and Zadar. (2007-2008)
A decent tavern in the center
It's an ok konoba with good food and affordable prices. If you ask me, I wouldn't recommend it as my number one place for dining in Split. Sperun closeby would be my preferred choice in this part of the town. Varoš has good lamb dishes.