Few cities can in their closest surroundings offer such variety of entertainment and excursions as Split.
A week long stay offers countless opportunities to broaden your knowledge of Split, to become at least a small portion of its spirit, but also to get acquainted with the city’s surroundings full of jewels of natural and cultural heritage.
First the basics: all that was recommended for the one day and the three day stay also applies to the seven day stay, with a somewhat more relaxed approach. Surrender to the life on the streets and squares, and plan your stay also according to the events at hand, such as the Ultra Europe summer festival, the Split Summer Theatre Festival, the Mediterranean Film Festival or enjoying the Advent in the mild Split climate. The summer is, naturally, reserved for enjoying the beaches of Split, as despite the size of the city they are among the cleanest on the Adriatic.
Possibilities for one day excursions are countless. Trogir, another gem from the UNESCO’s list of Cultural Heritage, is only half an hour from Split, and by ferry, on the island of Hvar, the third protected site in the Split and Dalmatia County, the Ancient Stari Grad Plain is also easily reached. Šibenik is not too far with its St Jacob’s Cathedral, another site under the protection of UNESCO. Somewhat longer journey awaits you to the most beautiful national park, Plitvička jezera.
There is still so much more: Zadar was for centuries the capital city of Dalmatia, there is also the National Park Krka, followed by Knin, Drniš, Sinj and Imotski, cities hiden in the Dalmatian hinterland with not yet fully discovered assets like gastronomy and natural and cultural attractions, like the 300 year old knight game Alka in Sinj. Or the coastal towns of Makarska and Omiš, city Solin with excavations of the ancient Salona and the remains from the medieval times of the Croatian Kingdom. There is also Klis with its fortress introduced to millions of viewers of the TV series Game of Thrones.
And where to start when the islands are concerned? Island Hvar, with its priceless heritage, gastronomy and wine jewels and the wild nightlife. Or Brač with the most beautiful Adriatic beach, Zlatni Rat, the ancient quarries from which the stone was taken for the building of the Diocletian Palace. Or Vis, the town of wine and the most enchanting coves you can imagine, especially Modra Špilja on the isle Biševo.
Do you like adrenaline sports? No problem, you can spend a day rafting on Cetina river, or hiking on Mosor and Biokovo, mountain biking along the vast spaces of the Dalmatian hinterland, kayaking, windsurfing, kiting…