Split, Croatia

As I will be going to Croatia soon (again), I thought it was as good a time as any to sort of sum up a bit about one city there called Split. I won’t go on record as saying that this is an amazing city, because it’s not. They have a good football team (nogomet) called Hajduk and it’s in a scenic area, but the city itself is generally pretty rundown looking. I’ve also heard that there is a bit of a drug problem there among the youths. However, this is not to say that you should skip Split. There is one thing that is very much worth seeing and that is the Summer Palace of Emperor Diocletian.
It was built sometime around 300 AD and one can only imagine what it must have been like to have the waves of Adriatic lapping at the steps of your palace. It’s big too, running about 100 meters in each direction. That aside, it’s really a one day visit. You might even be able to see it in four hours, so if you have a layover on a bus or train connection to or from Dubrovnik or a ferry out to Hvar, you should check it out.
So, for a multimedia blitz, take a look at some photos: Split Harbor, Palace Vestibule, Grgur Ninski Statue Toe, Coastal Islands, Split Sailboat, Stari Grad, Split’s Bells, Bizarre Split Fountain, Peristyle in Diocletian’s Palace. This last one is interesting as well because I shot a short movie of it with my still camera that turned out pretty good. You can watch it here.
Split, Croatia