After spending the night at the Radisson Blue Resort in Split, we headed to Old Town for a tour.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, which lies on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.
Our tour started with the Diocletian Palace. Diocletian was the roman emperor who built the palace as his retirement home. The palace was abandoned by the Romans and was taken over by the surrounding peasants who remodeled the ruins by entwining shops and apartments throughout the grounds wherever there was a column.
Today there are many hidden cafes and alley ways to wonder in. The drawing below depicts how the palace looked in 305 AD.
The tour took us both inside and outside of the Palace. It was very interesting to see how it has been transformed.
Walking around the many alleys we encountered many shops and restaurants.
After the tour we headed to Marjan Park.
There were plenty of steep steps to climb, but we were rewarded with stunning views of the city.
The views of the city were incredible.
After taking pictures it was back on the road as we were heading for Dubrovnik for the next three nights. We have been to Dubrovnik several years ago during a cruise ship stop and was looking forward to returning and seeing more of the city when we are not under the constraints of time.