Split Journals

Sun, Sea and Sight-Seeing in Split

A travel journal to Split by fizzytom

Konoba Kod Joze Photo, Split, Croatia More Photos
Quote: Memories and practical information and tips from two visits to the sunny and historic Croatian port

Palace of Diocletian

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Attraction | "A Roman Retirement Home on the Adriatic"

Palace of Diocletian Photo, Split, Croatia
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In the same way that many Brits go off to spend their twilight years in Spain, so the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to retire in the sun. He chose Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Split to be precise, and he had built for him a magnificent palace. In spite of its grandeur it was largely neglected for several hundred years after the Romans quit Dalmatia and this led to its partial decline; however in the seventh century, many living near to the palace sought sanctuary within its walls from invaders, and it is because of this that so much of the palace is still not only standing, but in use for homes and businesses today. When you see how much still remains it is incredible to think that it dates from the f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 14, 2009

Palace of Diocletian
Old Town Split
Split, Croatia

Rooms Firule

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Hotel | "Quality Private Accommodation near the Best Beach"

Rooms Firule Photo, Split, Croatia
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Usually I wouldn’t book accommodation in advance for Croatian coastal resorts. Whether you arrive at the bus station, the train station or by ferry, you will always find someone with a room to rent. However, in September 2009 we were arriving by plane on a Saturday evening and wondered who would want to be at the station waiting for travellers at 9.00pm on a Saturday night. A trawl on a website listing private accommodation brought up a number of choices and we emailed a couple of them, finally picking Rooms Firule. Before we arrived we had a steady correspondence with Ivica who arranged for us to be met at the airport. Our plane arrived very early but our lift was there and we were whiske...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2009

Konoba Kod Joze

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Restaurant | "Traditional Dalmatian Dining at Konoba Kod Joze"

Konoba Kod Joze Photo, Split, Croatia
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This wonderfully charming restaurant is where the locals eat and that means it doesn't just serve terrifc food, it doesn't cost the earth either. It was a Lonely Planet tip that first took us to Kod Joze way back in 2003. It's not easy to find, mind you! It took us three days to track it down as we kept giving up, wandering the streets of Spilt hungry at dinner time was taking its toll on us, then a helpful old man managed to direct us somewhere near it and we stumbled on it not much time later. In 2009 we stumbled on it entirely accidentally and as it was lunch-time we decided to revisit it for old times sake. The best advice I can give is this: just past the end of the market...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2009

Konoba Kod Joze
Sredmanuska 4
Split, Croatia
+385 (21) 347 397