Dalmatia - Split Region Things to Do

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Dalmatia - Split Region Things to Do

  • Diocletian's Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    The upper side of the palace is... a fabulous mess. A whole town has grown inside it, with some original remains, as the peristyle and Jupiter's temple, side by side with posterior constructions, some classified, as the cathedral built upon Diocletian's mausoleum. To complete the scene, the town lives, in bars, shops and crowds wandering all...

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  • Beautiful Beaches and Coastline

    Hvar Things to Do

    Having no real beaches (at least at our sight), and with inviting waters, the artificial building of diving spots is the solution. Hvar seems to have good solutions, inviting lots of swimmers and embellishing the coastline, but we didn't see much.

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  • Beach

    Makarska Things to Do

    In a so long and beautiful coast, beaches are a rarity. However, in Makarska coast we have one of the biggest concentration of them, turning the area in a privileged bathing coast. Sorry, something more important was waiting and we didn't try them.

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  • Old Town

    Split Things to Do

    Actually it is called Trg Brace Radic but if you ask to the locals where it is your question could be unanswered. For the locals it is simply known as Vocni Trg and nobody call it otherwise then that. In some passed times it used to be very busy fruit market. It is nice and peacefull square with the monumental statue of Marko Marulic, 15th century...

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  • The Fortress (Citadel)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    All the comments are good-read... so pleasant for us Hvar-natives to see things with another eye - thank you all... We here see (the Fortica) more as a battle ground of our childhood, where some played the conqueror climbing crazily the walls, while defenders where throwing the stones - thanks God, no bigger damage than earning some bumps... There...

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  • Seashell Museum

    Makarska Things to Do

    Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across a number of churches and other architectural and cultural sights among which is the popular Museum of Shells, situated in Franciscan monastery.

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  • Marjan Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    A must see is Marjan Forest Park,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...

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  • Day Trip to Blue Grotto and Vis Island

    Hvar Things to Do

    Several companies offer these tours. Many of them have stands on the beach promenade in Hvar, check the prices and what is included before you book. We chose a whole day trip including a stop in Komiza on Vis (see my Komiza page) and a short swimming stop by the Stiniva cove. The picture shows Stiniva seen from the sea, ChristaV has a picture of...

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  • Hiking - Biokovo Mountains

    Makarska Things to Do

    Just above Makarska, there is one of the highest Croatian mountains - Biokovo massive, with the mountain of Sveti Jure (1762) as the highest point. Hiking from Makarska to Sveti Jure can be done in a day. Following the LP advice, we located at the east border of Makarska St. Mark Church, and took the street Put Makra uphill. You cross the Adriatic...

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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    See what we missed? Coming from the 7th century, this seems to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure. This strange complex of Diocletian Emperor mausoleum and the old cathedral has only been seen from distance, passing in a hurry! We should have taken two weeks instead of one. I will to go...

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  • Pakleni Islands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    Standing in front of the harbour, this small islands protect it, and enrich the views from the fortress. Being short in time we didn't go there, and, for what I read, I think that we didn't miss anything important. The several small islands, spreading along about 10 km, are, mainly, a destination to bath in the wild, and to dive in crystal...

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  • St. Mark's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Makarska Things to Do

    Walking through the town with all its cafes etc you will suddenly find yourself in front of this Church, with shops and cafes very close by. There are always tourists taking photos of this beautiful church.

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  • Bacvice

    Split Things to Do

    this is not one of the beach resorts or mega hotels that you see out side split. you dont see many tourists there. clear (and very cold) water, sandy beach in one part and concrete woterfront with ladders in the other part (give you the bizarre feeling of a strange swimming pool in the sea...) the water are very shalow in the beginning and get deep...

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  • Zavala

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    Pitve tunnel - very interesting experience. Especially if you are coming for the first time, and you are passing through with a tickle in your spine. I have that great expectation feeling every time I'm coming back to Zavala. Then the bright white light on te other side becomes larger and larger and suddenly the magnificent view of the sea and...

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  • Paddle Boating

    Makarska Things to Do

    I actually didn't go surfing but you were able to if you wanted to. The paddle boat holds about 4 people and has a slide. It is pretty cheap to use for an hour. The water is absolutely beautiful and very clear.

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  • Grgur Ninski Statue

    4 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    I knew (the guide said) that the highlight in this place was the door, announced as the most beautiful, but... darkness didn't help. At least, the statue of the bishop Ninsky made by Mestrovic (I couldn't see it but made my homework) was a silhouette against the sky.

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  • Venetian Streets, Houses, and...

    Hvar Things to Do

    Embracing the small port, the town seems to have not suffered the convulsions noticed in most of Croatian places. The dominating architecture is clearly venetian style, and history is not mixed and shuffled as in other towns. It gives a sensation of calm and tranquility, and, maybe, that's the point that makes people appreciate so much the...

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  • Makarska Port and Esplanade

    Makarska Things to Do

    This is the ideal place to relax , a very long esplanade with shady palms, seats and warm weather, all the ingredients to enjoy a few hours watching the world go by. There is always some activity on the water and when you are ready a cafe is a few steps away. Just enjoy yourself in Makarska.

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  • Riva & Harbour

    Split Things to Do

    Riva is Split's waterfront where cafes and restaurants line up and is a perfect place to people watch and look out to the main bay and harbour. The harbour area and the old town including the Diocletian Palace are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

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  • Just outside Hvar town

    Hvar Things to Do

    Stari Grad (Old Town) truly deserves its name. This small town on Hvar Island has numerous remains of Illyrian, Greek and Roman settlement. It’s located at the end of a bay on the northern side of the island, just 15 km from Town Hvar. For more information see my Stari Grad page.

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  • Islands

    Split Things to Do

    Lying just 13km off the coast from Split, the island of Brac is a really popular destination, both as somewhere to go for a day and, better by far, somewhere to stay for a few nights. Most day trippers from Split - and that includes lots of locals - head straight for Bol right on the other side of the island from the ferry's landing point at...

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  • Hvar Harbour

    Hvar Things to Do

    Here you can enjoy your breakfast overlooking many of the wonderful islands, have a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, eat a good dinner, and so much more. It is also one of yonder ferry from Split arrives, but there are also many other boats, Crus ships, yachts that perhaps is a celebrity. It is a beautiful place to spend a few hours on of today.

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  • Pjaca - Narodni Trg Square

    Split Things to Do

    The plaza is called Pjaca in Croat and means People's square. It was first mentioned in 13th century, and became part of the expansion outside the walls as the town expanded. The town hall is now just an administrative building for town events. It is from the 15th century and the square is large for what existed back in that time. We went inside...

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  • Trg sv. Stjepana (Main Square)

    Hvar Things to Do

    Not too common in the old cities of Croatian islands, this square is large, becoming the centre of all touristic activity. Shops and restaurants occupy the houses around it, with the cathedral closing its top. Narrow and winding street lead to upper city, with people always leaving and returning to this inevitable meeting point.

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  • Prokurative - Trg Republike

    4 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    The present church and the monastery of St. Franciscan was built in the beginning of the 20th century, however, the history of the Franciscans goes back to the 13th century. The first church and the monastery was built on the remains of an early christian church, dated from 5 or 6th century and consacrated to St. Felix. Later on, in the 16th...

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  • Amazing Views

    Hvar Things to Do

    They may not have been too fussed about the view but the Illyrians who built the first fortress on the hillside above Hvar Grad's lovely harbour 2000 years ago were certainly setting the pattern for the defence of the town for the centuries that followed. That fortress was the first of those that have occupied this site ever since - the "latest" a...

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  • Fish Market

    Split Things to Do

    You can smell the aroma from Riva Boulevard all the way up Marmontova, the more exclusive side of the city. The fish market is a real hub of activity in the morning hours and dies down to close up about 1-2PM. Fish hopefully is fresh; we bought some, and even though not refrigerated, it may not have been in the sun a long time. There is an indoor...

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  • Franciscan Monastery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    The collection of the monastery of Our Lady of Grace has manuscripts, paintings and sculptures (including a work by Ivan Mestrovic, the most famous Croatian sculptor). On the yard stands the famous 500 year old cypress.

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  • Veli Varos

    Split Things to Do

    There are two churches of note; Kris church and St. Mikula. Kris is under renovation while we were there and it has an onion dome tracing back to the eastern influence. St. Mikula harks back to 11th century and still on occasion is used for ceremonies. Both were locked when we were there, and likely not open for public viewing.

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  • St. Stephen's Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    Dominating a large square (maybe the biggest in Croatia) with a strong venetian look, this church comes from the 16th century, and it is the most remarkable building in town, noticeable immediately from the boat. Built in location of a 6th century chapel, it contains elements from the 14th to the 17th century.

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  • Mestrovic Museum

    Split Things to Do

    He created 2,000 sculptures over a 60 year life span of sculpting. Ivan was also a very good artist besides the sculptures. He had a weak side for nude "full body" women, but apparently the mistress he had for so many years was actually thin. His work is t depict the bizarre and somewhat grotesque abstract in some cases. Ivan got into religious...

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  • The Theatre and Arsenal

    Hvar Things to Do

    Standing at the harbour in Hvar and looking around you just won't miss a large building with a larg arched entrance on one side. It was built in early 16. century (started in 13.). It served as a warehouse for ''equipment'' for the local war galley. Twice damaged in 1570s (Turkish invasion, gunpowder explosion), got it's present appearance in 17....

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  • City Museum - Gradski Muzej

    Split Things to Do

    The City museum is situated in the Papulic palace. It has a collection of weapons, some artworks from Medieval period through the 18th century, and some pictures and books of the city history, in addition to the city statue, coins and seals. Marulic's works(some) who was famed poet are in here also. Started in 1946It is only 15 kuna or $3 to enter,...

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  • Walk around the town/visits shops and...

    Hvar Things to Do

    WE really enjoyed roaming around the little town . The streets are so narrow as you would expect since the town dates back to 350BC . It is so beautiful and restfull. We were sorry we didn't plan to saty a few nights. Oh well that's how it is . I had made all our hotel bookings before we left home ...so no flexibility!!

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  • Brela

    Split Things to Do

    BRELA - Brela are situated by the sea-side, in a rich pine forest, below Mount Biokovo. Brela's beautiful, clean and well-known pebble beaches, shadowed by centennial pines, clean sea, Mediterranean climate, sport facilities and yachting marina, clean environment and relaxing tranquillity guarantee unforettable vacations to each and every visitor.

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  • Croatian National Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    The Croatian National Theatre is a good looking building. The original theatre dating back to 1859 was destroyed in a fire in 1881. For the present theatre the location was changed. The present construction dates back to 1893. The theatre's website is also in English and you can order tickets there.

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  • Sulphur Baths

    Split Things to Do

    I am not sure if there excist any other Secession building in Split besides Sulphur baths in Marmontova street. This construction was built in the very beginning of the 19th century and is fine example of the Art Nouveau style in Split. It is designed by a local architect who studied in Vienna and came back home "infected" by the Secession. The spa...

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  • Explore the surroundings of Split

    Split is the heart of the Meditteranean region and a really great town. However, the surroundings are worth to visit too! Trogir is situated 26 kms from Split. If you are arriving by plane and renting a car, it's worth to visit Trogir first as it's only about 10 kms from the Split airport. It's a small place, connected to the island Ciovo. Main...

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  • Marjan forest park and the beaches

    A popular place with both the locals and tourists. People go walking, running, cycling there. On every side of Marjan you can see nice beaches. Some are sunny all the time, some offer more shade, so if you don't want to stay in the sun all the day long, choose a beach from the northern side of Marjan.Kašjuni is on the southern side of Marjan- a...

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  • Visit the Roman excavations near Trilj

    On a hill top near the small town of Trilj is the site of a Roman garrison settlement that was called Tilurium. The excavations are still at quite an early stage and I must admit I didn't see much apart from the outline of a dwelling marked out by stones that presumably formed the base of the walls.In the town of Trilj I found a small museum which...

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  • Canyoning in the Cetina River Gorge

    Just a few kilometres upstream from the old Hydro-electric station ( it was built in 1912 which makes it the second oldest in Europe apparently) on the Cetina River is the starting point of the Canyoning trip which turned out to be the highlight of our one week adventure holiday. We felt very well looked after by our guides who were careful to...

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  • Hit the beach at Baško Voda

    We had a free day and the whole group chose to spend it on the beach. It was quite welcome after the busy days we'd spent on the river previously. Our coach dropped us at the small resort of Baško Voda which is located at the northern end of the Makarska Riviera.To be honest I'm not a 'beach type of person' and one day a week is plenty for me....

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  • Witness the Sinj Alka

    For almost 300 years now the people of the town of Sinj have celebrated their successful victory over the marauding Ottomans in the seige of their town. They claim their success is due to the prayers and homage they made to the Madonna whose 15th century image is located in the local church. Through this dutiful honouring during the invasion of...

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  • Go White water rafting on the Cetina...

    Our group of 24 was split into 3 rafts each with an experienced guide and paddler who would shout out commands to us as we tackled the fast flowing stretches of the river. Expect to get wet and wear a minimum of clothing. The rafting company provides life jackets and a helmet. If you want to wear sunglasses use some thread to prevent them getting...

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  • Sedam Bisera - Dalmatia

    I would like to share with you all the beautiful areas of Kastela, located between Split and Trogir and just a stones throw from Split Airport. The area which is no so well know as a tourist attraction but is a real pearl... The following link is to my Facebook page which you do not need facebook to be able to look at. It is just to click and you...

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