Split Old Town - CROATIA for Honeymoon
Split Old Town in Croatia
My new wife and I took our honeymoon straight after our wedding, to Croatia. We had a glorious 10 days full of sun, love, laughter, good food and amazing sights. I wanted to share some of that with you after such a lovely reception to my post about our wedding day. If you missed the post about our wedding and our wedding yurts, check it out HERE.
OK, read it? Are you back? Ready for some travel?
We arrived in Split, just on the coast of Croatia, after a 6am flight. As per all holidays, but particularly because this was our honeymoon, there was no fatigue! We were ready to start exploring straight away when we arrived at about mid day. The flight from the UK is only about 2 hours so it's really accessible.
For us, Split was more a base of operations. A place to travel to islands, national parks and roman ruins. However, it has its own beautiful Old Town too which I want to show you today. We'll do a quick tour of some of the main places that we explored on our first day, and then I'll mostly let the photos do the talking.
The centre of the Old Town of Split is the Palace, once home to the Roman Emperor Diocletian who was emperor of Rome in the 4th century AD. The palace was quite grand, though a little spoilt by restaurants and gift shops crammed into every single building inside the old palace, including the underground basements.
After a little explore of the little streets of the old town, we decided to climb the bell tower of the Palace. It was said to have the best view of the city and be a marvel of old architecture. Fairly cheap, I think it cost us about 10 euros or 700 Croatian Kuna to enter the bell tower as well as the cathedral.
The most unique feature of the bell tower was that it was completely hollow. With huge arches, it rose many dozens of metres above the city, and inside was just a winding metal staircase, as you can see! This was not a trip for those who were scared of heights because the metal stairs felt really exposed to the world! Definitely worth it though.
This beautiful view (can you spot the bell tower in the old town?) looks back at the city. The lookout point was called Marjan Hill and made a lovely little walk of about 15 minutes uphill to take in the amazing view. We checked it out on the way to go and get some dinner by the marina!
As you can see, the location of the restaurant was truly spectacular. The restaurant itself served some really tasty, high end food. Called Zrno soli, it specialised in fish and fine dining, all of which it delivered!
Have any of you ever been to Croatia? What do you think of Split? I've got loads more photos from the honeymoon but I know it's not as health related as I normally do - who is interested in seeing more? If you liked the post, let me know by voting, following and commenting!
Yours in health,