31 July 2016

Suitcase. Split, Croatia - Travel Guide

After our time on the Amalfi Coast it was time to hop over the Adriatic to Croatia. We based ourselves in the Old Town with its charming stone walls and narrow laneways, where each hidden twist and turn held a new discovery.

Emerge from the myriad of this historical part of town and you'll find yourself on the Riva by the waterfront which is positively bustling with shops and cafes.

We spent many an hour wandering the streets, ducking under low doorways and tucking ourselves into secret courtyards.

When you've had your dose of Game Of Thrones-style exploring you can head for the beach too, just out of the city centre to the south you'll find clear waters by the rocks. Perfect for a splash when the weather is 35+ degrees, which it was for most of this trip.

As far as food goes, it's all about the seafood in Croatia. We had some great meals in Split. Zinfandel was a favourite, be sure to order their squid ink seafood linguine and the slow cooked veal.

The 'gin and tonic' lemon meringue is also a total star. So good in fact, perhaps you should start with dessert, I won't tell anyone.

If you're looking for a true traditional experience in Croatia then you must go to Konoba Matejuska. You'll get nothing here but fresh Dalmatian seafood straight off the boat and cooked simply on the grill. It was sensational.

The other fabulous thing about Split, aside from the food and the exceptionally friendly people, is that it makes the perfect base for some fabulous day trips. More on that coming soon...

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Photos by Krissie.