Strolling Through Split

More from our trip to Croatia in 2014…

After two full days in Dubrovnik, we packed up and drove a few hours north to the coastal city Split. Split is a major cruise port and jumping off point to head to famous Hvar island. We chose to rent an apartment north of Split near Trogir. If I was a young twenty-something looking for nightlife, I’d stay in Split. If you are traveling with children, I’d look for something just outside the city. One thing I loved about Croatia is it seemed like you could pick any town along the coast and find pristine water and a quaint old town. I didn’t feel like you had to stay right in the big cities to enjoy your time.

Before continuing on to our apartment, we stopped in Split for lunch and to have a look around the city. One of the first places we went was Podrum, an underground market. It lies beneath Diocletian’s Palace and is the perfect place to find souvenirs and crafts.

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Next stop was the Saint Dominus Bell Tower. Most of the family elected to climb up. But if you remember from my previous posts, I don’t do well with heights and winding staircases. So I opted to stay below with baby girl.

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Can you find me and baby girl waiting at the bottom?


Lots of cruise ships in the port.


Wandering a bit more through town.

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Split was pretty, but I didn’t find it as charming as Dubrovnik. An afternoon seemed to be enough for us to wander the old city. Once we had our fill, it was a short drive to Trogir and up and around small, steep roads to find our apartment. It took a while, but luckily we didn’t stay lost for too long. We met the owners, asked for advice and settled in. We would be looking for more great snorkeling for the next day.


When in Croatia, definitely pick up some sailor attire for the littles! Too cute!