Croatia by far exceeded my expectations. Our trip began with a day exploring Split. Jam packed full of beautiful houses the place definitely has an Italian vibe to it and was a great place to spend
My favourite thing to do when I first get to a new city is wander the streets on foot. I think there’s nothing better than just exploring without really knowing where you’re going. I love the feeling that every turn is a suprise.
Every where you turn the streets of split are a bit like walking into the set of a fairytale. The winding narrow lanes and light colour of the city along with the high buildings force you to immerse yourself intimately with the city.
Amongst all the prettiness of Split there are some fantastic sweet shops (but at nearly £4 for a very small bag of sweets, it’s definitely only worth looking!).
This is the Diocletian’s Palace, our hostel was just a minutes walk from here. Surrounding this are lively market selling all sorts of things from food and clothes, to jewellery and sunglasses . The beautiful white stone of the Palace was actually transported from the nearby island of Brač.
This is another beautiful alley we came across during our day exploring Spit. What I really love about this shot is the patterns on the windows, they look so intricate. I’m pretty sure you could take a picture of any street in the city and it would look stunning.
This smoothy place is a delicious choice if you’re looking for something healthy and refreshing in Split, I would highly recommend this little stall. It’s in the centre by the market in the main square. You can get delicious Acai bowls and smoothies. I however decided to go to the place opposite and get cheesy chips.
This is the beautiful view of the harbour from the boat trip we went on. You can see the full post about that here.
Croatia was definitely one of my favourite trips I’ve ever been on, I really think going at the end of peak season played a massive part as often the streets were pretty quiet which I LOVED. It also meant I didn’t have to wait forever to take photos that weren’t full of tourists. It also meant shops and restaurants were quieter which was nice. Overall, I would 100% come back here and I really want to see more of this beautiful country in the future!
Let me know, have you been to Croatia? What was your favourite part?