Holiday villas in Split
Holiday villas in Split
With its ancient history, lively seafront promenade, easy-going locals, the second largest city in Croatia with a Mediterranean vibe isa must see during your stay in a holiday villa.
The history of Split began over1700 years ago, when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to retire and build himself a grand retirement palace on the shores of Adriatic. After the sack of nearby Roman megapolis Salona by the Avars and Slavs in the 7th century, the citizens escaped to Diocletian's palace, which then developed into the city of Split. (It is worth taking a short ride from your holiday villa to the impresive remains of Salona, once the biggest city in this part ofthe Roman Empire.)
Split is situated on a peninsula, surrounded by Mosor and Kozjak mountains and Marjan hill from the mainland and by islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Čiovofrom the sea. During your stay in a beautifully furnished holiday villa in Split with swimming pool, explore the maze of streets in this ancient town, where every corner looks like a Hollywood set (you might recognize some, if you are a„Game of Thrones“ fan). Stop by the Cathedral of St. Domnius which was originally Diocletian's mausoleum, built in 305 AD and look for granite sphinxes (from 1500 BC) brought from Luxor to Peristil - central court in the Palace.
HOLIDAY VILLAS IN SPLIT - HOME OF SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES
For some reason, Split is a real talent hothouse, with over 90 Olympic medal winners, Wimbeldon winner, famous basketball, handball, waterpolo and football players, numerous music stars, actors, artists, poets and writers - talk to the locals about them and learn some famous names in Croatia's history. Their love for the local football club Hajduk can be seen in numerous and elaborate graffitis all over Split area (while driving from your holiday villa in Split, just look for the signaturesof Hajduk's supporters called „Torcida“). If you start to get into the sporting spirit, go to Bačvice beach a try out an original sport from Split called „picigin“ played in the sea all year around.
HOLIDAY VILLAS IN SPLIT - LEARN HOW TO TAKE IT EASY („POMALO“)
With its bustling energy, Split is great to visit all year-around, but if you book your vacation villa in the summer months, one advantage is that you will be able to enjoy sunbathing on the beautiful beaches surrounding Split (we recommend the legendary Bačvice, Stobreč and Podstrana).Split is like a genuine open airmuseum, yet it has a lively urban vibe and laid back locals can spend hours at „Riva“, drinking coffee and greeting each other with „Pomalo“ („Take it easy“). Immerse yourself in, what Croatian's call „Split state of mind“ and enjoy sunfilled holiday in your private luxurious holliday villa in Split.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HOLIDAY VILLA IN SPLIT?
Search according to your preferences - holiday villa with or without swimming pool, modern or traditionally decorated luxurious villa, holiday home with a seaview, close to the beach or villa close to the center...the choice is yours. Our friendly staff is at your disposal for any questions or suggestions.
WHAT TO DO IN SPLIT ONCE YOU ARRIVE TO YOUR HOLIDAY VILLA?
- Relax on Riva, the seaside promenade, locals' favourite place
- Shop in Marmontova street
- Get fresh fish at lively Peškarija (fish market) and veggies at Pazar (green market)
- Explore the cellars of Diocletian's Palace
- Listen to klapa singers in acoustic Vestibul
- Play „picigin“ at Bačvice
- Try „pašticada“ in local restaurants in Varoš
- Have a glass of winein one of the cosy wine bars in the old town
- Catch a sunset from Marjan hill, overlooking Split
- Visit the St. Duje cathedral, once Diocletian's mausoleum
Centuries old history awaits for you to discover it and the best place to do it from is your own private holiday villa in Split!