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The New York Times: 36 Hours in Split, Croatia

SplitFirst it was Zagreb, now its the turn of the Dalmatian city of Split to charm The New York Times…

One of the world’s most influential media houses, with millions of monthly readers, has again put Croatia in the spotlight with its latest article: ’36 Hours in Split, Croatia’

Split, in central Dalmatia, has it all: Roman ruins and grand museums alongside fashionable cafes and trendy shops. But what makes this city most alluring is not just its proximity to the sandy beaches and rocky coves of nearby islands, but its location overlooked by mountains and edged by the deep blue Adriatic Sea.

Thanks to a number of discount European airlines, Split (the second-largest city in Croatia after Zagreb) now buzzes with weekend visitors eager to sample the region’s Mediterranean cuisine, nightclubs and sleek galleries. Still, it is the breathtaking centerpiece of the city — Diocletian’s Palace, a Unesco World Heritage site dating back to A.D. 295, and a recent film location for “Game of Thrones” — that makes Split so memorable. With more than 200 buildings and 3,000 residents within an eight-acre enclosed space, the “palace” is a mini-city of its own, full of stone-paved pedestrian paths on which visitors can explore the palace’s treasures, which include a Romanesque belfry, a 16th-century synagogue, a courtyard filled with music, and a store selling exotic olive oils. – says The New York Times.

Check out what The New York Times recommends to do in 36 hours in Split here.

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