Yacht Charter Split – Diocletian’s Summer Retreat
The old roman town of yacht charter Split
has become today one of the most important tourists centers in Croatia
thanks, in part, to the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace but also to other Roman-time ruins. The old town, with its narrow and winding streets, is bordered by the azure seas of the Adriatic where numerous yachts sway lazily in the local marinas. It is here you’ll find most of the yacht enthusiasts in Croatia.
The yacht charter regulars consider Split as the best starting point for exploring the Dalmatian Coast, since Split is also one of the oldest, the biggest and most prestigious settlements of this part of the Adriatic, with a long history that can be seen even today in the city’s center, which is full of tourists during summer.
Established by the famous roman emperor Diocletian who chose to retire and build his beautiful palace here, yacht charter Split
is to this day considered one of the best and most desirable locations along the eastern Adriatic coast, thanks to its 15 km of beaches, sunny weather and vivid cultural and economic life, which is why so many people choose to come here.
The Split international airport is the second most important in Croatia, and the main air terminal to service the Dalmatian coast. Located 25 km from the city itself, and just 3 km from the city of Trogir
, the airport sees an exodus of tourists in the summer months from all corners of the continent.
Train travel isn’t that popular around here, but there are links from Zagreb and Perkovič, which can prove to be longer but more picturesque than the bus ride. These run from Zagreb, Dubovnik, Sibenik and Rijeka but have an added luggage tax, so make sure you have some cash on hand.
The port in yacht charter Split
is visited by lots of ferries every day, most carrying guests from Ancona and Pescara in Italy
. There is also a ferry running twice a week starting from Dubrovnik
with the final destination in Rijeka, with some additional island stops along the way. Locations such as Brac, Hvar or Vis are serviced by hydrofoil runs, with Split acting as the main base for Central Dalmatia.
The main attraction you’ll just have to see in yacht charter Split
are the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, the ones that made this city into what it is today, with its 4 monumental gates and what is the best preserved Roman palace in general. After that, you can head to any of these places: St. Duje’s cathedral, Peristil Square, Jupiter’s Temple, the two Egyptian sphinxes, which were brought from Egypt by Diocletian in anticipation of the touristic hot spot that the city was going to become, the Riva (promenade), the Archeological Museum and the Galerija Mestovič.
Being such a fascinating place, you’re going to want to get some souvenirs to remember your trip by. First off, there’s the very artistic Podrum underground shopping center where you can pick up anything from paintings to craftwork, then there’s the Enoteka Terra which sells a wide assortment of local wines and spirits. Of course, there are also the designer boutiques with high fashion along the Marmontova streets. If you’re looking for more perishable items, there’s the colorful open-air market at Pazar with lots of fresh produce.
The cuisine in yacht charter Split is characterized by its love for fish and shellfish, since the Dalmatian cuisine relies heavily on products of the sea. The local dish is salted anchovies in olive oil and also roasted lamb under an open fire on a baker’s lid. The connoisseurs can add one of the local wines from the Primosten region.
As the night sets on the city, the best place to be in for a little bit of fun is the promenade. Bars and clubs with music make up most of the venues open after dark. Those within the palace boundaries have to close at 1 in the morning according to a law imposed by local authorities.
One of the most important local events is the Split Summer Festival
which started out in 1854 and which is a big celebration that literally takes over the city center every July to august with a series of events, including concerts, exhibitions, dance events and street theater, basically something for every tourists visiting during these days.
To get an idea of the activities you can engage in while here, just head out to one of the modern marinas which make yacht charter Split into the sailing capital of the Adriatic. Sailing is right at home here, with lots of modern marinas lining the city shores and yachts parading all along the bay, glinting in the sun.