• Split Croatia: A Day Around the City: Our 2018 Trip to Europe

    January 2, 2020
  • We awoke to more showers this AM but they cleared off by early afternoon. We had a wonderful mug up in the kitchen and had our tea and coffee on the covered deck looking out at the mountains! The day turned out to be beautiful at 25 C and sunny. We headed down the alley around 1:00 PM ¬†and ventured out to the beautiful Split promenade for lunch. We just picked out one of the many restaurants facing the Split Harbour.

    Near the Vendor’s Market

    We ordered a couple of burgers and a couple of beers! Jadrolinija is the major ferry operator on the Dalmatian Coast and this company has ships of all sizes departing from the port of Split while we were having lunch. Some of their ferries are as large as the ferries running across our Gulf of St. Lawrence to mainland Canada. You are able to catch a car ferry here to Venice if you wanted to!

    View From our Apartment in Split & the Road Down to the main Square and Boardwalk!

    After lunch we did a bit more exploring in behind the Diocletian Building as it has many more ancient structures which are very interesting. We checked out the Cathedral of Saint Domini’s which was concratated in the 19th century. It is the oldest Catholic Cathedral that remains in use to this day. The Bell Tower was visible from our apartment patio. It was amazing to see such magnificent history.

    Diocletian Buildings!

    After this I decided on my T-Shirt purchases in a market which was close to the Diocletian Buildings, on the doorstep actually. I bought several shirts and key chains for the family back home, who I knew would probably never get a chance to visit such a wondrous place! Mark and I have been blessed to have visited so many places at this point in our lives!

    Cathedral of St. Domini and the Bell Tower!

    We were back to the apartment by 6:00 PM. We needed an early dinner since our flight departed to Geneva, Switzerland at 8:24 AM which meant we had to be at the AirPort by 7:00 AM. We booked our transport for 6:00 AM, so we had to be up by 5:00 AM to make sure we had a cup of coffee and tea in us and get our suitcases completely packed!

    The Diocletian Palace and the Grounds of St. Domini Cathedral!

    For dinner we went on the cheap and ate at a pizza joint in the alley next to ur apartment. The food and wine was good and only cost 100 kunas. We headed back to the room and got ready for the next big phase of our trip, Switzerland! Another new adventure tomorrow!

    The Market Place and Side Streets of Split! This is Where the Vendors Hang outside of the Diocletian Palace!

    MK