Day Trips from Split

If you have time to spare in Split, use it to visit the region of Dalmatia. Visit an ancient Roman province, the fortress from the "Game of Thrones" series, or the most beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea!

Split – Šibenik- Primošten – Split

Cathedral of St. James
Panoramic view of the island of Primošten

Leaving Split in the morning, directly from your accommodation, we will travel towards the city of Šibenik. Unlike the other coastal towns that were founded by Greeks, Romans, and others, Šibenik was founded by Croats. And it is considered the oldest city on the eastern shore of the Adriatic. The main attraction in the city, the Cathedral of St. James, is inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The building is made entirely of stone in the Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles. You will have some free time to stroll through the city streets and then we will continue our trip to the small town of Primošten.

Primošten is a small town, famous for its tremendous and beautiful vineyards. In addition to the vineyards, Primošten is also known for the traditional donkey race that takes place every summer. The town of Primošten also has a historic center, all made of stone, which looks like a movie set. Next to the walled city is the most famous beach in the region and one of the most beautiful in the country, Raduča, with crystal blue sea water.

After exploring the town of Primošten we will return to Split.

Duration: 7 – 8h
Country: Croatia

Split – Klis Fortress (Game of Thrones) – Trogir – Split

A fortress on the hill
Aerial view of Trogir

Leaving Split in the morning, directly from your accommodation, we will travel towards the Klis Fortress. The Klis Fortress (Tvrđava Klis) has undergone several transformations throughout the years. Founded as a small fortress by an ancient tribe, it became the estate of many Croatian kings, which was taken and reconquered countless times over the two thousand years. That is why the Klis Fortress is not intact. Several parts of the fortress have been destroyed over the years but, even so, it is possible to visit the remains of the fortress and get to know its history. The fortress gained more popularity in the last couple of years, ever since it was used as the “Game of Thrones” filming location – it depicted the town of Meeren!

After visiting Klis, we will continue our journey to the city of Trogir. The historic center of Trogir has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its Venetian architecture. It is believed that the city was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greek settlers and has developed into an important port during the Roman period. Nowadays, Trogir is a typical Dalmatian city, full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops. You will have enough time to explore the walled city, all in stone and with rich architectural details, and, later, we will head back to Split.

Duration: 7 – 8h
Country: Croatia

Split – Solin (Salona) – Trogir – Split

The ruins of the ancient Roman city
Aerial view of the boardwalk in Trogir
An old stone church in the center of Trogir

Departing from Split in the morning, directly from your accommodation, we will travel towards the town of Solin, which houses the remains of the ancient Roman city of Salona.

In the past, Salona was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian. The city quickly acquired Roman characteristics: city walls, the forum, theater and amphitheater, public toilets, and an aqueduct. Several inscriptions in Latin and Greek were found both inside the city and on the cemetery outside the city walls (the Romans prohibited burials within the limits of the city). A series of marble sarcophagi from the cemetery can now be visited at the Archaeological Museum of Split.

Unfortunately, today, you can only visit the remains of the former city because, after the arrival of the Avars and Croats in the 7th century, the city was practically destroyed. At the time, refugees from the city of Salona moved to the settlement around Diocletian’s palace, forming a new city – Spalatum, which we now call Split.

After exploring what remains of Salona, ​​we will continue towards the city of Trogir. The historic center of Trogir has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its Venetian architecture. It is believed that the city was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greek settlers and has developed into an important port during the Roman period.

Nowadays, Trogir is a typical Dalmatian city, full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops. You will have enough time to explore the walled city, all in stone and with rich architectural details, and, later, we will head back to Split.

Duration: 7 – 8h
Country: Croatia

Split – Krka National Park – Split

A waterfall falling into the lake
People swimming in the lake

Leaving Split in the morning, directly from your accommodation, we will travel to the Krka National Park, one of 8 national parks in Croatia.

The Krka National Park is located in the region of Dalmatia, near the town of Šibenik. The area around the Krka waterfalls has the second highest concentration of lavender per square kilometer in Europe, as well as 860 species and subspecies of plants, eighteen species of fish, and 222 species of birds. Unlike in the Plitvice Lakes National Park near Zagreb, in Krka National Park, it is permitted to swim in some areas of the park during the specific time of the year.

After we make the tour of the park, you will get some free time to relax and (if the weather permits) to take a dip beneath the waterfalls. Later, we will head back to Split.

Duration: 8 – 9h
Country: Croatia

Split – Island of Hvar – Split

Panoramic view of Hvar

Departing from Split in the morning, we will meet at your accommodation and head to the Port of Split. We will board the catamaran and sail to the famous Island of Hvar. Upon the arrival, we will explore the historic center of the city of Hvar. Strolling the alleys and staircases, you will find a new cafe, bar, shop or restaurant on every step! You can also climb up to the Hvar Fortress, which holds the most beautiful view of the island and the port. After the tour, you will have time to enjoy, explore the island or visit a nearby beach, until the time comes to board the catamaran and get back to Split.

Duration: 8 – 9h
Country: Croatia

Day trips from Split was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Marilia Oliveira

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