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“1,700 Years of History at Your Feet”
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
100 helpful votes
“1,700 Years of History at Your Feet”
Reviewed 19 June 2008

Just about everything you want to see in Split is within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace, completed in 305 AD. It's a compact area and you'll easily find your way around the narrow alleys. Make sure you visit St. Domnius Cathedral, well over 1,000 years old. You could climb to the top of the bell tower there for a view of the city, but I found a better spot: Walk exactly 10 minutes to the left of the palace and then up some (well, more than just "some") stairs and paths in the neighborhood of Marjan. By the time you reach the tiny St. Nicholas Church (1219), you'll be rewarded with an even better view, without any tourists at all (I was there alone, with a baby green lizard passing by), and it's free.

In town, the outdoor markets sell everything from prosciutto to pantyhouse. The waterfront promenade is delightful, especially at night, when it's cool and the locals gather, and they all seem to know each other. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a band performing there, so keep your eyes and ears open as you stroll along with your refreshing ice cream cone.

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Laval
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
16 helpful votes
“Excellent place to relax”
Reviewed 18 December 2007

- Awsome resorts on the adreatic sea...
- City and surrounding still in develpment
- Friendly people
- Scuba diving not easy due to strong waves
- Can access Split via speed boat from Venise

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
797 reviews
394 helpful votes
“Very pretty”
Reviewed 13 July 2007

Croatia, it is important to remember, is still an emerging country, with an emerging country's problems. The massive construction sites, the subtle dinge of poverty, is masked just enough by the citizens' intense nationalistic pride. Walking around, or even just driving around, the city, it's easy to be disappointed by the amount of dirt piles and orange construction cones that have replaced the trees in many places. But to venture out onto the sea, though, is breathtaking.

I went sea kayaking when I went to Split this past summer, and it was amazing. The depressing lean-tos become shantys by the shore, the sand dunes become distant hills that one can barely see beyond the pirate-looking ships docked everywhere.

See Croatia, by sea, not by land.

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A TripAdvisor Member
“Getting there is half the fun”
Reviewed 12 July 2006

I spent 1 1/2 weeks in Croatia in June and found the bus transporation a great way to get around. It is cheap, reliable, frequent and comfortable. I went to the bus terminal on the waterfront daily and picked a spot and went. I was able to go to Sibenik, Vodice, Baska Voda, Makarska, Omis and Trogir (a must see).

The ride is fantastic along the coast, very similar in fact to California's Pacific Coast highway. Along wtih the Ferries I would state that Croatia is an easy ride!

I would also recommend DUPLANCIC TINO a hostal 10 min from the bus station right next to the market and centre of town. I paid 26E a night, clean, comfortable and modern.
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Kingston upon Thames
1 review
9 helpful votes
“Beware speed traps!”
Reviewed 9 April 2006

If you drive between Split and Dubrovnik, you need to travel through a short section of Bosnia-Herzegovina. There is a ridiculously low 40kmh speed limit at Neum, so be very careful.
The Bosnian police speed trap on a downhill on the south side of the town, using radar. They are quite scary to deal with.

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