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Why Split is one of the most beautiful holiday city in Europe

Split has everything you want from a seaside holiday city, beautiful beaches with clear water nearby, lots of fabulous historic places to visit, delicious food and a driving night life.

You can reach Split from major cities in Europe by air or make it a stop on your car tour of Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro.

Split has one of the most amassing roman buildings to survive to our days, Diocletian Palace build by the Roman emperor with the same name some 1700 years a go. Today the palace is part of the city who used his walls and rooms to expend creating a one of a kind city, something you will never see in other place.

I’ve got to split by car so was easy to visit other small towns and beaches near by and if your not on a small budget i suggest you rent a car for this trip since thees a lot to see nearby and you will not regretted. Parking downtown is difficult so chose a apartment or hotel with parking that is not very far from center if you mind walking.

For accommodation i chose a 2 rooms apartment from Booking some 15 min walk from center that cost me  70 Euro/ night in high season but there are also lots of hotels and hostels for any budget.

You will find in Split a lot of restaurants open late into the night everywhere in the center and on the promenade by the sea, a budget of 20-30 Euro / person is reasonable.

For party people there are plenty of bars and clubs all over the city where you can have fun all night.

After seeing more the 500 city in Europe i can with out hesitation that Split is one of my favorites when it comes to seaside cites and I cant wait to be back. Here are some pictures of my trip:

Dubrovnik the gem

Dubrovnik is the gem of Croatia, a medieval city incredibly well preserved on the Adriatic Sea coast. Dubrovnik is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea,  the city looks and feels just like 1000 years a go and probably only shops and people change.

Being a important touristic hot spot expect crowded places and congestion when arriving and on the narrow streets and at must see places, siting at restaurants can be hard to find at lunch and diner time.

If you come by car from other city you will have to park outside old town, parking may be full if you arrive late in season so expect to walls 1-2 km from parking place. Summer is very hot in Croatia and more in Dubrovnik so be prepared for 35 C or more.

There are many beautiful small streets and corners in Dubrovnik and finding them is a adventure, fells like a labyrinth so a map and knowing what you want to see can save you lost of time and make the visit more enjoyable.

Have a look at this pictures to get a favor of Dubrovnik.