SB14: Split, Croatia

After Plitvice Lakes National Park, we drove four hours south to Split. We arrived in the late afternoon, got cleaned up, and walked around the harbor.

Where we ate
We ate dinner at Restoran Bajamonti. It had great sea food and a blue lobster on display in a tank.

Where we stayed
We rented rooms 1 and 3 at Villa Stone Flower. It was much more a bed and breakfast than a hostel. We loved this little place! It was centrally located, had fast Wi-Fi, and was decorated so nice. The owner Ana was super sweet and gave us some options of things to do. The only problem we had was parking our massive van. But the boys found a parking structure not too far away, so it worked out fine.

The next morning, we grabbed some pastries and walked toward the water.


Split boardwalk


Old wall


Here’s the Croatian National Theatre:


Croatian National Theatre in Split


Split, Croatia


Teal shutters in Split


We made our way to Diocletian’s Palace, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The Roman emperor Diocletian built it in the fourth century AD as his retirement home. I haven’t seen the show, but the palace is a filming site for the HBO series Game of Thrones.


Split castle


The palace was quite large. Homes and businesses were built into the walls. See a 360° tour at this website.


Corinthian columns


You can walk around most of the palace for free. We paid a little extra to peek into the cathedral, baptistery, and mausoleum.


Carved Door




Flowers growing in a wall


We didn’t spend much time in Split. We had a four hour drive back to Zagreb and returned to Turkey the following morning.

It was an awesome spring break trip! I’m always very thankful for our breaks and the opportunities we have to travel. We returned rested, relaxed, and ready to knock out the last quarter of the school year!


Here’s a recap of the trip:
» Day 1 & 2: Zagreb, Croatia
» Day 3: Bled, Slovenia
» Day 4: Ljubjlana, Slovenia
» Day 4: Škocjan Caves Park, Slovenia
» Day 5: Krk, Croatia
» Day 6: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
» Day 7: Split, Croatia


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