Palace of Diocletian, Peristyle

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  • Day15

    Last stop in Croatia: Solta & Trogir

    May 18 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Our last cycle day was on the beautiful island of Solta. Weaving through small villages with many abandoned homes, I couldn’t help but think of rural Newfoundland. The town of Makarska was beautiful, a scaled down version of Split with far less tourists.

  • Day6

    On top of Mount Srd

    May 9 in Croatia ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We had a great last day in Dubrovnik climbing to the highest point at Mount Srd, a low mountain just behind the walled city. At its top is a large white stone cross and Fort Imperial, a defensive structure built by the French in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars. From Srđ, it is possible to see the walled city of Dubrovnik, Lokrum island, and the Adriatic Sea.
    On our last night there, we experienced some Croatian cuisine at a local farmhouse. They cooked the main course of lamb and beef under the bell. When there is enough hot coal, they put the entire bell (with food inside) on the coals and covered the lid with some more hot coals, so that it is baked from under and above. This way, the meat slowly cooks in its own juices. Delicious!!
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  • Day7

    Split and the Diocletian Palace

    May 10 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Split is known for its beaches and its fortress-like complex, the Diocletian Palace. The Roman emperor Diocletian wanted to retire here so he built this huge palace over a ten year period from the year 295 to 305. Eventually, the Palace was abandoned but the Roman ruins here remain some of the best this side of Italy. Today, the maze of narrow alleys serve as home to fashionable boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants with Roman artifacts around every corner.Read more

  • Day21

    Split, Croatia

    May 3 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Beautiful day in Split, started out cloudy but 16C. Had a good sleep so we’re ready to start the day. The wind blew all day so got a bit of a wind burn. Enjoyed listening to the Klappa group in the rotunda and purchased a CD for 15€. Also toured the cathedral, crypt and baptistery for 3,5€. They have a brand new organ with lots of shiny pipes. Had a doughnut like dessert with Nutella before lunch and walked up the hill and back through the park and had lunch at Feral Pizzeria. Kind of a weird name for a restaurant since there are so many cats around. Walked through the fish market and the vegetable market.

    Very difficult to get wifi today as the Split hotspot was not working well and the restaurant said they he no wifi for four days.

    Back on the ship by 3:30 and had a nap before our last Gala night. Lovely lobster tail and tiramisu for dessert. Got our disembarkation instructions straightened out so that we can leave with our luggage before 8 am. Gratuities are organized for tomorrow and will write the notes this evening.
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  • Day195

    Splitting images of somewhere else

    May 10 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The ferry to Vis, my next workaway, leaves from Split. Unlike Dubrovnik which has become a Game of Thrones theme park, Split is still a working town even though it has a Unesco World Heritage Site.
    Diocletian’s Palace was a huge complex rather like the Forbidden City in Beijing; little remains but the walls. I rather like the way the city has absorbed the ruins into itself without a great deal of fuss.
    Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic; and help divert attention from the dozens of shabby high-rise apartment blocks that fill its suburbs.
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  • Day6


    July 18 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Ezen a napon átmentünk Splitbe. Felhős nap volt jósolva , de volt vagy 35 fok és verőfényes napsütés. Ahhoz képest, hogy elég közel van, majdnem 1 óra volt az út. Nagy mázli folytán pont a kikötőben találtunk egy utolsó parkolóhelyet, így nem kellett sokat gyalogolni, cserébe jó drága volt. Sétáltunk egyet Diokleciánus palotája körül, de minden tele volt bazársorral, így kicsit elvette a kedvünket, ezért 1,5 óra séta után visszaindultunk.Read more

  • Day29

    Split, Croatia

    June 27 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We met out tour guide just outside the port with 2 other couples who we have been with on some the daily tours. Lovely people. We drove for an hour along the coast  to an ancient town called Trojir which is on the waterfront. It is a walled city with narrow walkways everywhere but very quaint.

    We had some free time after the tour and went shopping for souvenirs. From there we returned to Split and toured the ancient roman built city which was also used for scenes in GoT. The original throne from the movie is there and I wanted to have my photo taken sitting in it but the queue was too long and we were short of time. Damn... Vic, King of the 7 kingdoms missed his once in a lifetime chance. 

    Very impressed with Split. A mixture of old and new but blended well. Well worth a visit if you get the chance. Scenery is fantastic too but not as spectacular as Kotor which is my favourite to date.
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  • Day19

    Inside Split - Auf den Spuren von GOT

    June 13 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute ging es in die Hauptstadt Dalmatiens, wie der Volksmund sie nennt. Die Stadt ist zurückzuführen auf den Diokletianspalast (Quelle Wikipedia). Wir haben ziemlich schnell festgestellt das es quasi auch heute noch so ist. Auch wenn sich rings rum Häuser und Geschäfte angesiedelt haben, bildet der Palast die Innenstadt. Direkt dahinter schließt sich der Hafen mit seiner Promenade an. Der Grundriss hat eine rechteckige Form mit vier unterteilen Bereichen und wurde durch den Kaiser bewohnt. Eins der Tore, das Goldene, durfte nur durch ihn und seine Familie betreten werden. Für die ca. 30.000 m² (215 x180m) waren um 305 n. Chr. gerade mal 10 Jahre Bauzeit nötig. Fünf römische Architekturen vereinigen sich hier: die Villen-, Palast-, Militär-, Stadt- sowie Sakralarchitektur.
    Schon zu Beginn war zu erkennen und spätestens durch die Stadtkarte aus der Touristeninformation war klar, hier wurden Szenen aus Game of Thrones gedreht. Wir ließen es uns nicht nehmen einige Drehorte aufzusuchen. Zum Großteil erkennt man die aber nur mit Unterstützung... Gut zuzuordnen war der Thronsaal von Daenerys und die Herberge ihrer Drachen - die Kellergewölbe des Palastes. Und eine Straßenszene, die vor dem Stadtmuseum gedreht wurde.
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