Split is a beautiful, ancient city in the very heart of the Mediterranean, in Central Dalmatia. The moment you arrive, this city is certain to captivate you with its atmosphere. Cobbled-stone lanes, romantic bays, cafés and modern bars. Split also boasts several cultural monuments. The most prized gems include Diocletian’s Palace, which together with the historical city centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Other interesting monuments that have been awarded three Michelin stars are the Roman Peristyle (inner courtyard of the palace) and the Diocletian Mausoleum (now forming the Cathedral of St Domnius, who is the local martyr and patron saint of the city). There is also a large naval museum in the city. Split is very busy in summer with concerts, folklore performances and various plays being held in the streets.
You can anchor at the ACI Marina in Split, the largest and oldest marina in the Split yachting area. This marina is very busy and is frequently overcrowded (from Friday to Saturday morning, it is mostly fully occupied due to changing crews). The sanitary facilities are very overloaded.
If you would like to look at the town, you can anchor either at the marina or by the new harbour promenade (still not officially permitted, but mostly tolerated). Anchoring is completely forbidden in the western part of the harbour bay, and although a lot of boat owners ignore this, you could be fined up to HRK 1 100. Near the marina you will find three large supermarkets, several smaller grocery stores, and markets where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. There is also a hospital in the city of Split, a dentist, pharmacy, post office, bank and ATM, and laundries.
Another marina near Split is the modern Marina Kaštela Gomilica. This marina is one of the newest in Croatia. It offers around 400 berths. Services include: nice showers and WC, connections to water and electricity, WiFi, a restaurant, bar, supermarket, reception and lounge for charter guests, superb technical services, a fuel station, car park and refuse containers. Marina Kaštela is located in the small and ancient intimate town of Gomilica. The town comes to life in summer with various cultural events and festivities.
Marjan Hill rises up above the town with a beautiful forest park, walking trails, and winding paths that fans of walking and running will appreciate. If you conquer the hill, a wonderful view over the bay and a medieval rock chapel awaits you.