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Why Split is better than Dubrovnik (and should be your next city break)

05.04.2017. | Local Destinations
Famous British news media The Telegraph published today an interesting article about city of Split where author gives tips for future visitors with informations about flights, and about all the most important sites in the city, where to stay, what to see and do ...

Why go now?

Split, Croatia’s second city, is a revelation… a seafront gem that combines honeycombs of unique historical buildings with a cosmopolitan, palm-lined “Riva” waterfront and a glorious wooded peninsula (the “Marjan”), where you’ll find secluded beaches adrift with pine cones and feathered by olive groves. At the heart of the Old Town is a unique city-within-a-city, the fortifications of the former Roman palace built for the Emperor Diocletian.

Its grid of majestic monuments is overlaid with bustling medieval alleyways and crammed with higgledy-piggledy shops and restaurants. Visit for the annual Summer Festival (July 14-August 14), when the palace’s magnificent courtyard – the “Peristyle” – is transformed into an open-air stage. Refreshing breezes from the Adriatic mean summer temperatures are seldom oppressive in Split. And if you do need to cool off, there’s a jolly town beach (Bacvice), and boat trips aplenty from the Riva to the neighbouring islands of Solta, Brac and Hvar.

Getting there

EasyJet ( has direct flights to Split from Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester and Luton. Norwegian ( has direct flights from Gatwick on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Croatia Airlines shuttle-bus service into town from Split airport costs 30 kuna (£3.40) and takes 30 minutes (see for timetables). Taxis cost around 300 kuna (£34)...

AUTHOR: Linda Cookson, photo: Josip Ostojic (onlyCROATIA)
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