Top 5 places to visit from Split
Top 5 places to visit from Split. Got a bit tired sight seeing Split town and what it had to offer? Are you curious what other exciting beautiful places are there to explore apart from the Old Town of Split? Well we do have a couple of locations that are just as if not more beautiful than Split for you to explore. There’s a lot of towns to places from Split, so don’t worry.
Whether you are visiting Croatia for a couple of days or a week or two, there’s places that we are sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on. There’s bound to be a destination that is going to impress you!
Starting off strong with one of the most beautiful and easiest National parks you can visit. Krka Waterfalls being a staple of Nature parks with its several waterfalls and small caves. It’s no surprise that the National park has garnered more and more attention throughout the years. Attracting numerous people and several celebrities to witness its beauty.
The National park of Krka Waterfalls is easiest seen with a group tour from Split. Offering you a chance to sight see and learn more in depth about the Nature park as you traverse through its lush greenery. There’s after all several attractions that are in Krka, the most notable ones being:
- Skradinski Buk – Positioned near the small town of Skradin. On Croatia’s coast, Skradinski Buk is one of the most famous ones in the Krka National Park. The waterfall being the only one that allowed swimming next to it up until the year 2021.
- Roški slap – also known as the “vast waterfall”, is made out of a 22.5 meter high main waterfalls and numerous cascades, backwaters and travertine islands. The waterfall being situated at around 36 kilometres downstream of the Krka River spring.
- Visovac island – situated on the lake Visovac inside Krka Waterfalls. Visovac is small and rather popular island that houses The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac that have stood there since 1445. Visovac is also one of the most important natural and cultural values of Croatia. The monastery in particular having a significant archaeological collection of church linens and dishes, along with a rich library with numerous valuable books and incunabula.
Croatia‘s largest and some would say the most beautiful Nature parks in Croatia. Due to the exceptional beauty that has lasted for dozens of years, Plitvice lakes was proclaimed as Croatia‘s first national park in 8th of April 1949. The park is made up of various travertine barriers that resulted in the creation of the lakes, providing outstanding universal value, for which Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognized on 26th of October 1979. with their inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Plitvice Lakes is Croatia’s largest and oldest national park. Occupying a total of almost 300 km^2, it’s safe to say exploring this national park will take a while. Experience the blissful nature of Croatia in Plitvice lakes and let your body relax as you take in the various sights of the national park.
Widely considered as the party island of Croatia. Hvar has garnered quite a lot of fame for its several dozen festivals and parties on its territory. The island having more than just a couple of beaches surrounding it, making it one of the best locations to go on if you are planning on getting a tan.
Hvar island is a relatively lush place. Even having several fortresses and old ruins scattered throughout the outskirts of the island.The forts having been build to deter pirates and invasions over the centuries.
Whilst you are on Hvar why not take a moment to sightsee the Franciscan Monastery, the Church of our Lady of Mercy and the museum, located just outside the centre of Hvar town. You’ll also be able to see a rather impressive 6x2m painting depicting the Last Supper; one of the greatest works of art in Croatia.
But if visiting churches and religion buildings isn’t to your liking you can always visit some of the best wineries on Hvar. You’ll be spoiled with options with various organizers that will take you to experience the finest Dalmatian wines along the Adriatic coast.
Hvar also has a historic fortress located just above it. The fortress of “Fortica” providing visitors a rather breathtaking view of the Hvar town along with the nearby Pakleni islands. You’ll also be able to take the best photos from ontop the Fortica fortress of Hvar and the surrounding area. There’s also a small cafe ontop, but the prices are pretty steep due to the location.
And if you’d like to see what the authentic Dalmatian life was before, why not take a trip to an abandoned village. Malo Groblje (Translated “Small cemetary”) is a small stone village that’s definitely worth a visit. But the village isn’t completely abandoned as there is a local tavern that is hidden among the ruins where you can enjoy local fresh dishes.
A visit to Hvar island wouldn’t be complete without visiting Stari Grad (“Old Town” in english). The town chock full of historic landmarks and rich history just waiting to be discovered. Stari Grad is also considered the oldest town in Croatia if not Europe.
One of the most beautiful islands out there in the Adriatic sea. Vis is a beautiful place bundled up into a small island far away from the coastline. The island being famous for it’s olive oil and several beautiful beaches that are crystal clear. Most notable for being one of the furthest inhabited islands from the Croatian mainland along with being a popular pit-stop area for visitors of the Blue Cave on the nearby isle “Biševo”.
The island may not be as developed as other places but it certainly wins in terms of beauty. The locals mostly making a living from fishing, olive making and tourism. So if you happen to want to go on an island, Vis is a really beautiful place that doesn’t get a lot of traffic due to the distance. Making it one of the best places to go and visit if you have spare time to enjoy the wonders of Croatia. Vis is after all, one of the best islands to relax on due to how secluded and quiet it is most days. So if you ever wanted to simply relax or even wanted to go visit the world famous Blue Cave, you can do so by going on a tour from Vis island.
The city that gained a sudden boost in popularity due to Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik offering plenty of tours to go on, along with several cultural/architectural sights. The city quite popular among movie producers as it was used in various shows and movies like before mentioned Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood.
An interesting thing about Dubrovnik is that it is cut off from the rest of Croatia by the border of Bosnia & Herzegovina; so don’t forget to bring your passport with you if you happen to go on a tour to Dubrovnik from Split. Dubrovnik being one of those cities that has a certain rustic charm to it, the walls that surround the city being used throughout the years to defend itself against foreign invasions.
Dubrovnik becoming one of Croatia‘s most popular and world renown towns due to how big of an influence Game of Thrones had on it. The town known at a glance for its large stone coastal walls that envelop the town almost entirely. So if you ever wanted to explore the historic town, you’ll be able to with a tour from Split or on your own.
Interesting things about Dubrovnik
The town is famous for it’s compact and easy to walk center, along with having narrow streets that are chock full with various restaurants and smaller shops that are perfect to get a souvenir or two. There’s also plenty of walking tours that take you throughout the city walls, showing you intricate paths and rich historic monuments that a guide will show you.
But for those of you that’d like to see more of Dubrovnik, getting a bird’s eye view from ontop of a cable-car is a must do when visiting this historic city. Take a ride up and see the views from ontop that you won’t be able to see easily from other places. There’s also a restaurant up on top from where you can enjoy a view of the city whilst enjoying your meal.
But for those of you that have watched a certain TV show you might find Dubrovnik awfully familiar. The daunting walls of the city portraying the city of King’s Landing from Game of Thrones. This city being used to film several great shots of the show, from Cersei’s walk of shame to the place features as the “House of the Undying” and where Daenerys recovers her dragons. You won’t have trouble finding places that were used as filming locations for the series in Dubrovnik, enjoy your Vacation and meander the streets at ease.
Tours to experience after seeing the sights
Picking the top 5 places to visit can be difficult to narrow down. So why not give you some choices about tours from Split you can go on. The tours offering a chance to experience the various beauties of Croatia at an affordable price. Go on a small group tour from Split, anything from boat tours from Split, adventure tours from Split or explorer tours from Split. Be free to enjoy enjoy a relaxing Vacation in Croatia, make the most out of your time in Croatia.
Whilst some tours aren’t so grandious as some might think, they still hold a fair amount of charm and beauty to them. Anything from small explorer trips to National parks, to exciting blood pumping adrenaline tours. There’s stuff for everyone to enjoy during their Vacation in Croatia. It’s just a matter of seeing what you like and then deciding what kind of tour to go on from there.
Whether the tour in questions might be an adrenaline focused one or a relaxing one like going on a boat tour from Split. There’s something that caters to everyone. Along with the fact you’ll be spoiled with options of what to get yourselves up to during your Vacation in Split. Choose whether to go on an adventure tour down river rapids with Rafting, or if you’d like to test your bravery by Ziplining from up above tree canopy.
But if you’re more interested in taking things easy, might as well go on a walking tour to learn about the history of the city you’re visiting. There’s also the possibility of enjoying the city on your own by meandering through the old streets and letting your feet take you wherever.
As before mentioned, Krka Waterfalls is one of the best places to visit. Precisely why we have an all inclusive tour to offer you that includes: tickets, transfer, tour guide and lunch! It’s a tour fit for everyone 🙂
What’s not to love about hanging several hundred meters off the ground…apart from the height. Test your bravery by going on this tour from Split. Let yourself experience the adrenaline adventure that is popular all throughout the world!
Rafting is one of those tours that attracts people of all ages. The adrenaline rush that you get by paddling down river rapids is an unique experience. Swim in refreshingly cold river water and enjoy the sights. 🙂
There are plenty more places to go ahead and explore, from quiet cozy towns like Omiš, Trogir, Solin, etc. to places outside of Croatia like Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Be free to choose the places you would like to go, experiment and research the sights all throughout this country.
Split, like many other places has it’s fair share of interesting sights. Whether those are the historic old towns or beautiful beaches scattered throughout, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So make the most out of your Vacation, sight see new and unfamiliar places each passing day. There’s more to see than just the mentioned top things to see in Split, from quiet little villages to certain monuments scattered throughout Croatia.
So after you’ve seen the sights and went on a thrilling tour from Split town, you can sit back and relax. But the most important thing to do would be to take it easy, you don’t want to burn yourself out by doing things too quickly. After all, Croatia has more than a handful of things for you to explore whether it be with a Split tour or exploring one of numerous old towns.