Month April is usually considered as a start of the tourist season in many Croatian tourist destinations. It's one of the most beautiful months of the year for sightseeing as well. Tourist spots are not crowded yet, but they already offer plenty of facilities.

I went for a walk around Split on April 8, 2022, to check the atmosphere in the town.

Visitors are arriving in Split
Visitors are arriving in Split

Split old town in April 2022

While walking around the old town of Split, which includes Diocletian's Palace and Riva, I could notice that tourists are already arriving in great numbers. Everyone is enjoying the early spring sun, which is just perfect for a walk or having a drink in a bar. The atmosphere in the town is a mix of local and tourist: I could notice both domestic and foreign visitors around.

The tours and group sightseeing around the town are back as well. Since Croatia has recently lifted most of the pandemic restrictions, there is no more obligation to wear masks in indoor and outdoor places. People are feeling relaxed again and they can socialize just as before the pandemics.

I was happy to notice a few Asian visitors in the town: they haven't been around since 2020 when the pandemic started. I believe they will be back in an increased number this year, especially if the war in Eastern Europe does not escalate.

Split Peristyle is the top attraction
Split Peristyle is the top attraction
Riva atmosphere
Riva atmosphere

Most people do not go to the beach these days, since the water is still a bit cold, usually in the range of 16 - 19 degrees Celsius. That's why only a few courageous swimmers could be noticed on Bacvice and Znjan.

Only a few courageous young swimmers on Bacvice beach
Only a few courageous young swimmers on Bacvice beach

As I already mentioned, group sightseeing and tours are back in Split this month. If you want to get better insights into the history of the town, you can take any of the offered Diocletian's Palace walking tours.

Island hopping tours are another popular option: most people take 5 islands tour which includes a visit to Blue Cave on Bisevo.

Biokovo Skywalk will open in June since the reconstruction work on Biokovo Road is still in progress.

Popular UNESCO towns Trogir an Sibenik are great destinations for a day visit. Both feature monumental Cathedral and other Medieval masterpieces of art.

Nature lovers will not miss visit to National Park Krka, one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Croatia.

Zvonimir Peran     2022-04-08

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