Bonjour lecteurs! As you already know, I love travelling with ma famille and we are always looking for our next adventure. But last month, I got la chance to explore Croatia without the boys! Jet2 offers so many lovely package holidays to Croatia. The airline organised a fabulous bloggers’ trip for 6 of us, so I went to Split. Whatever you are up to, a family getaway, or looking for luxury holidays with Jet 2holidays, I have for you 8 Places To Visit Near Split, Croatia. More on my Instagram too!
Split, The Old Town
Once in la région, there are many Split Hotels available. This time around, I stayed at the Hotel Le Meridien Lav with Jet2holidays.
It’s roughly about 15 minutes drive from the old city, so c’est une bonne option to explore the area.
The ancient palace was built by the Roman Emperor and it’s huge! It actually forms about half the town and it looks more like a fortress than an actual palace.
It was used for the military garrison on the peninsula. Did you know that a famous scene from Game of Thrones was filmed there?
Don’t forget to stop by Saint Domnius Cathedral aussi.
And if you visit by night, enjoy l’atmosphère, with live musique in the evening and a cocktail or two on the place.
Trogir is nicknamed ‘Little Venice’. No wonder why! Over the years, the town had a lot of Venitian influence.
It truly looks like the fameuse ville italienne with its narrow streets, markets, bars, cafés, and shops.
But don’t expect to see any canals! So pourquoi did we call it the Little Venice? Basically for its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets.
Today, Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, gorgeously set within its medieval walls. It’s so beautiful.
Set up as a marketplace in Roman times, it is now the largest archaeological park in Croatia. It was the birthplace of Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Situated among the vineyards at the foot of mountains northeast of Split, the site reminded me of my Latin classes back in the day! It looks very peaceful and it is a must-see if you want to learn more about l’histoire of Croatia.
I really enjoyed the gardens. Plus, a lot of beautiful spots for cute pictures!
Klis & Its Fortress
Just a few miles from here is the village of Klis. The whole site is so impressive.
The fortress was also used in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. Remember the city-state of Meeren? Well, that’s nothing else but Kliss!
It was built to defend the area from Ottoman and Mongol invaders and it even includes a Roman amphitheater, baths, and temples, on top of some amazing views of the peninsula.
Un classique that I needed to include in my 8 Places To Visit Near Split, Croatia!
Biokovo Nature Park
Biokovo is an amazing work of Nature! The mountain that emerges high from the sea is fameuse for his skywalk.
To reach it, you need to drive for about 20 minutes along the narrow mountain roads and enjoy the geomorphology and biological diversity that the park offers.
Once finished, stop by Makarska Riviera. Don’t forget to see the Malacological Museum in Makarska which was opened in 1963 in the Franciscan Monastery.
It contains more than 3000 specimens of exposed shells and you even get to see Princess of Monaco and Prince Rainier II’s private collection.
Brac is one of the closest islands to Split.
It’s only a half an hour’s boat tour from Split Town.
It is said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world thanks to its beaches.
But if you fancy learning more about the history of olive oil, I really recommend Museum Uja.
After a short and sweet tour of how olive is made through history, you get to sit down upstairs and enjoy a cheese, sardine, olive oil, and wine tasting experience.
Golden Horn Beach
And if you are more of a beach person, then don’t miss Golden Horn Beach.
It’s one of the most beautiful locations on the Adriatic coast.
Personnellement, I prefer a sandy beach to a pebble one, but I have to say it’s a beautiful location.
En plus, it has a lovely kids’ play area and all the amenities you need to spend a fabulous day with your famille.
I loved the selection of bars and restaurants and I got to enjoy a cheeky mojito in the shadows of the trees. It was dreamy!
Horseback Riding Podstrana
Last but not least, if you like adventures, I must recommend you to check out Horseback Riding Podstrana.
You get to follow an ancient Roman trail on horses over the mythic hill Perun that connects Podstrana to the next village Krilo. The panoramic view was absolutely AMAZING.
I was a bit worried as I had never been on a horse before. But our guide Mateo was parfait! I got to ride Neron and he was so well-tempered. That was probably one of my faves Places To Visit Near Split, Croatia.
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