Croatia offers so many beautiful and unique cities, Split being no exception. Split is Croatia’s second-largest city, and a top destination for anyone traveling through Croatia. A 4-hour bus ride from Dubrovnik, Split excels in its seaside cuisine, night life, and overall charm.
I traveled with six other Americans from my program for the weekend. While in the city, we found a centrally-located and reasonably-priced Airbnb. For less than $40 each, we were able to stay in Split for four days and three nights. If you’re interesting in renting an apartment or hostel in Split, I suggest finding one near Diocletian’s Palace (where I stayed). It is within walking distance of the bus station, and there’s a town square less than two minutes away where you can drink wine, listen to live music, and dance.
As an American with no knowledge of Croatian culture or the language, Split was as easy to navigate as Dubrovnik. Split is very English-friendly, but doesn’t cater to tourists as much as Dubrovnik. Because of this, Split feels more authentic, a welcome change from the herds of bustling tour groups I have to wade through in the Old City.
Some highlights from my trip include Bokeria Kitchen & Wine, Charlie’s Backpacker Bar, and Krka National Park.
Places we've gone, things we've seen, stories worth telling