We are in 2020 and things are a bit more wired than usual. Coronavirus is changing our life in many ways. It is said that the travel industry and tourism will not be the same in the upcoming period, now featuring many difficulties. But there is one positive side of this situation for those who still decide to travel despite the obstacles: it's intimacy and less crowded experience of tourist destinations.

One of the favourite Croatian tourist destinations among foreign travellers last few years has been Split. This year Split will not be crowded for sure, and it's a chance for you to enjoy it at the fullest.
We give you an overview of the top 5 things to do in Split in this situation when the experience of the travel is different than usual.

View of Split
View of Split
Main bus station in Split was never this empty
Main bus station in Split was never this empty

Table of Contents

  1. Walk at Split Riva
  2. Explore Diocletian's Palace
  3. Swim at beach Kasjuni
  4. Bike at Marjan Forest Park
  5. Play Picigin at Bacvice beach

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Walk at Split Riva

Riva has always been special place for locals and foreign visitors of Split. Many were complaining about crowds during summer season, when it was quite impossible to walk freely, without touching other people.
Since there will be a significantly reduced a number of people on Riva this season, there will finally be a chance for those who manage to get in Split, to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this place. You may freely turn around yourself and explore all the beauty this place can offer.

Split Riva
Split Riva
Split Riva2
Split Riva2

This one is quite similar to the previous. Diocletian's Palace has always been the hallmark of Split, and one of the rare places in the world with preserved monuments of authentic Roman culture.
Now without crowds, you will be able to stop at Split Peristyle and enjoy its beauty without the discomfort. You will smoothly take a photo with the monument of Grgur Ninski, the masterpiece of sculptural art located near the north entrance to the Palace.
Same is with the Fruit Square and monument to Marko Marulic, the most famous Croatian writer.

Split Peristyle
Split Peristyle
Inside the Palace
Inside the Palace

The most beautiful beach in Split, Kasjuni, has been favourite swimming place for locals and foreign visitors. But huge number of people during the summer season made the experience of the beach just average. With fewer visitors, Kašjuni will reveal its natural beauty. The atmosphere of Marjan forest and the sounds of the sea will make you want to come back again to the beach.

Beach Kasjuni
Beach Kasjuni

Marjan has been known as a hermit dwelling place in history. No wonder, because the beauty and mystery of the Marjan forest is visible at first glance.
Today's Marjan is an ideal place for sightseeing, recreation, swimming, and biking. No matter if you like MTB, road biking, running, or just walking, Marjan will offer you a great experience of preserved nature with the kilometres of all kind of trails.

View of Split from top of Marjan
View of Split from top of Marjan
Marjan trail
Marjan trail
Marjan trail2
Marjan trail2

The only sandy beach in Split, Bacvice, is the most famous among travellers. Except being known for a nice sand and great location just near the old town, Bacvice is a birthplace of game called picigin. It's a game of throwing a ball into the air, and not allowing it to fall down into sea as long as possible.

Bacvice beach
Bacvice beach

Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-04

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