This is going to be the last post from my trip to Europe. Split was the last city we visited before coming home, and it was a great place in which to relax after a whirlwind of a trip! We ate, we tanned… and that’s about it. Fabulous.
Split is a very pleasant tourist city, and is also a good base from which to visit the nearby islands of Hvar, Brac and Vis. We only had time to visit Hvar and Brac, although I’m told that Vis is awesome too.
We stayed at another pension, Ana & Miki Guesthouse, which was a 10 minute walk from the harbour.
View of Split from the Balcony of our room
Houses in Split
On the street from the house to the town, we came across an almost totally hidden bakery, run by a really friendly lady, which sold yummy yummy baked goods. We came here pretty much every morning to get breakfast and provisions for the day.
Ivan Ivac Pekara
Baked Donut – filled with fig jam
Cheese pastry – Now, unlike the one from the dodgy bus stop servo, this was a quality cheese pastry.
Brac island is a ferry-ride away from Split harbour, and is famous for Bol beach – a unique pebble beach that extends 500 metres out from the shore, which changes shape depending on the winds and tides. It does get ridiculously crowded in summer, but don’t let that stop you. It has the clearest, most beautiful water I’ve ever seen, and is a perfect spot for last-minute, about-to-return-home-to-winter tanning.
Of course, we made the time to stop off at a cafe before hitting the beach.
Pastry from cafe on Brac
Clarice with massive piece of cake
There are lots of restaurants in Split and on the islands, and I think that Lonely Planet and Time Out both do really good recommendations, so they’re a good point to start from.
There’s a market in Split, near the Diolectian’s palace, which sells all manner of touristy goods (I got a fab black & white Panama-style hat!) and food.
I got a beautiful peach, which I ate later that day on the beach in Hvar.