American Forbes journalist, Ann Abel, published a love letter to Croatia in Forbes, giving her “8 reasons to be smitten with Split.”
On this list of the best places in Split that make it a favorite European destination, Abel believes that the ancient Diocletian’s Palace and stunning Hotel Park (built in 1921) are sure winners, the Meštrović Gallery is not to be missed, and don’t forget about Klis fortress where much of Game of Thrones was filmed.
Abel mentions how impressed she was by the city of Sinj and its new Alka museum – an entire museum dedicated to the centuries-old tradition, displayed through videos, life-sized dioramas, and interactive exhibitions.
One thing Abel did not miss was the gastronomic paradise that is Split. She mentions Bokeria as a favorite and boasts not only about the food but also the exquisite space. Another favorite for Abel was Zrno Soli where she was able to try seafood specialities and makes sure to tell her audience that “Croatians are very proud of their cuisine”. A trip down the road to Pelješac was also on Abel’s agenda, where she tasted the “ecological-certified” wines they had to offer.
Abel particularly liked the home cooking in the villages outside of Split and mentions how Croatian culture is often “untouched by time”. Abel recommends a trip to the village of Gata, about an hour from the city, to try a traditional supper of soparnik and homemade rakija. But really, who wouldn’t want to have that?
For the fully story, you can visit the website of Forbes.