Croatia's second largest city, Split is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it's really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity.
For me, this is actually the meeting point (did you catch my pun?) with my friends (Adela, Irina and Tache). With the four of us we are going to do a road trip along the coast of Croatia, to discover Northern & Central Dalamtia and Istria.
We stayed in Split for 3 nights and only 2 days full to discover the city.
In the first day we went to two beaches and did a hike on the way back through Marjan Forest Park.
The first stop of the day was this amazing viewpoint at Marjan. This is a good spot to enjoy beautiful sunsets, like the one captured in the cover photo above. In the morning when we got there was quiet. On the way back in the evening it was bustling with people wanting to capture the last rays of sun.
|Viewpoint to Marjan|
|In love with the turquoise water|
|Kasjuni beach from a different angle|
|The path on one side, the sea on the other side|
|Can't get enough of this landscape!|
|This corner was at the church above where we took advantage of the perfect light for a photo session|
After swimming all day and the hike on the way back we deserved a feast!
|A feast with fish and seafood|
|You can see inside Irina and Tache|
|In front of Diocletian's palace there was a band playing at one of the restaurants on the left side and people from the audience were dancing on those rhythms.|
|Lunch please! Shrimp gnocchi seem to be popular here|
|The Golden Gate - the biggest and the grandest of city gates|
|A Roman cat guarding the city|
|The Romanesque bell tower was reconstructed in 1908|
|The tables on the right side are on the stairs and they remind me a lot of a similar spot in Lisbon|
|There are around 3000 residents within the palace walls|
|This is a queue for an ice-cream. We passed around this place a couple of times and we decided to queue to see what's the fuss about this place: Gelateria Emiliana|
|Was it worth waiting ~20 minutes? YES!!!|