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Tourism news from Split, Croatia. Everything from things to do in Split, popular events you can attend and signature tours of the city and from the city to nearby islands and beaches.

Statue of Gregory Nin

golden toe of Gregory Nin statue in Split
Touch the Statue of Gregory Nin in the Old Town of Split for Good Luck Most tours exploring the Old Town of Split, Croatia start with Diocletian’s Palace which the city grew around after the 4th century AD, but just outside of its walls there is another major attraction which no tourist can afford to miss - the Statue of Gregory Nin. Grgur Ninski, as is his name in Croatian, was a bishop of Nin who lived in the 10th century and left a major mark in the country’s culture and history. His imposing statue which is 25 feet tall is believed to bring good luck. You just have to rub the big toe of the left foot. Who Was Gregory Nin? In the early...

Diocletian’s Cellars – How Roman Architecture Has Survived the Test of Time

You don’t have to be a fan of Roman culture or history to be mesmerized by Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split, Croatia. It hides many treasures including Diocletian’s cellars which are truly worthy of an emperor, even though he had retired from this position at the time when he lived in what is now modern-day Split. We can only imagine the massive amounts of wine and food that must have been stored there during his time in the 4th century AD. But there is a lot more to these cellars - intriguing secrets and stories of rise and fall. Explore the past and present of this architectural wonder before you discover it in person when you visit Split. Stunning Architecture The sheer size...

Quick Walk-Through the Downtown of Split

Quick Walk-Through the Downtown of Split As we wrote earlier Split is a small town, one day is enough to visit Diocletian palace and entire city center. Take a map of Split in one of the info tourist offices or at reception desk in most of the accommodations. On the map you will clearly see walls of Palace, Peristil square, Jupiter's temple, Saint Domnius cathedral, Prokurative... Don't forget to visit basement of Diocletian palace it is really refreshing in hot summer day to go inside. You can find lots of imported souvenirs but there are few small shops selling hand made art. Go on one of the Split guided tours to find out what was going on in basements thousands years ago. #gallery-2 { margin:...

Where to Park in Split Downtown

"How to come and where to park ... and stay calm." Arriving by Car There are two entrances to city of Split and depends on your departure point which one will you use. If you are heading from Stobreč, Omiš, Makarska or any other place Souther than Split you will use South entrance to the city. At one point you should try to find a parking. It's not easy, especially during July and August. The best thing to do is to park at public parking whichusually cost from 3 to 7 kn per hour. There are exceptions to that– Riva parking cost for example 12 kuna per hour. We always suggest our guest to use parking at Vukovarska street no 1. It’s not far from...

Community Section

Lively environment of the old city center awakens creativity and artistic spirit, which is the main reason why numerous memorable places to suit all your needs can be found here. This is the natural stage for exciting businesses and  traditionally-decorated places that scream of vintage spirit. Emerge into the world of our community and allow yourself to forget the worries of the outside world. Listen to all the inspiring stories and explore the charming local stores, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. We recommend only the finest and most intriguing local businesses, with whom we share the desire to spread spirit of friendship and coherence. Fife – one of the trademarks of Split, a very specific tavern at Matejuška pier, that advertises itself with the phrase:…

Split Film Festival

September 13. – September 20. One of the oldest film and video festivals in Croatia, characterized by themes and genres that out of the mainstream,which guarantee most interesting features.The Festival is open to all innovative and experimental films and this year new 3 D Film Workshop are going to be presented as a part of program. All film lovers and those who are yet to become ones are more than welcome!

Changing of the emperor Diocletian’s guard

June 1.– September 1. This most interesting scene can be witnessed every day within this period exactly at noon at the Peristil square. During the change of the guard appears emperor Diocletian himself alongside six of his soldiers. Emperor then welcomes the commoners and holds a commemorative speech, inviting guests to his palace, one of the seven UNESCO sites in Croatia. And you should definitely follow his advice, since all kinds of beautiful things await inside for you to discover them! After the sightseeing of the Palace, hop on board one of our boats to explore Šolta – beautiful island on which Diocletian had his summer residence.

Days of Diocletian

August 16. – August 19. Witness the comeback to the past as the Roman legions, together with the emperor Diocletian himself, march through the city center, accompanied by the sound of drums and fanfares. Join local people dressed in Roman togas in the celebration of the spirit of the past times. This fun musical costumed show is the historical event that will show a credible way of the rule of Emperor Diocletian in Split, with all the essential features of this period. When you immerge yourself in the antique spirit, join us for a tour of the oldest settlements of Greek and Roman culture situated on islands surrounding Split. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYLwRHG_ieM

Summer Salsa Festival

July 22. – July 25. Feel the rhytm of the best salsa summer experience in the entire region! Join us and feel the taste of Mediterranean salsa, mixed with great parties, lots of sun and beautiful sea. High quality workshops are led by the greatest instructors from around the world. When you've had enough of dancing and partying, choose from the wide range of our relaxing day tours to nearby islandsin order to charge your batteries.
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