What a busy week it has been for loving Split!
The love affair with Split continues, and the latest gush from TripAdvisor is the heart-shaped candle on top of our Split-shaped cake.
The latest piece on TripAdvisor’s blog entices readers with the title “Five European Cities You’ve Never Heard of (And Need to Visit Now)“. Sure enough, Split made the list. And while we think its sweet but somewhat naive that they mention Split as an “unknown destination”, we’ll take the positive press.
TripAdvisor gushes over Split, the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that is overflowing with restaurants, wine bars, and ancient sites. After mentioning places to stay (Palace Judita Heritage Hotel), top spots to eat (Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar and NoStress), and what to do (Marjan and Bene Beach), TripAdvisor even encourages readers to visit the nearby Cetina river if you’re feeling up for an adventure – bonus points!
“Sprawling from the ruins of a Roman palace on the sea, Split is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site overflowing with restaurants, wine bars and ancient sites. The largest city on the Adriatic, Split has been ruled by everyone from the Venetians to the French. Explore the city’s history with a walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace. Built between the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D., this former retirement home of the emperor Diocletian now houses the restaurants and shops of Split’s Old Town. The Palace Judita Heritage Hotel is one of the few hotels in the city walls. Grab a sidewalk table at Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox to learn about Croatia’s local vintners (fun fact: Zinfandel wine comes from the nearby village of Kastela), then enjoy local seafood and people-watching at No Stress, an aptly named outdoor restaurant near a main square. For a walk on Split’s natural side, take a guided hike through Marjan Hill, a nearby forest and park called “the lungs of Split”. Then cool off with a dip in the Adriatic at Bene Beach. Feeling more adventurous? The nearby Cetina river, with its waterfalls, rapids and subterranean tunnels, is a perfect playground for canyoners and climbers.”
You can read the article in full here.