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How long should you stay in Split, Croatia?

Answer: As much as you can, of course!

Taste Dalmatia is based in Split, our home town, so it is only natural that first blog on Taste Dalmatia would be about Split. In designing our tailor-made itineraries, we always come across that people are not sure how long to stay in Split before going to some island or continuing down south to Dubrovnik. We always say don't rush it and use Split as a great base but return to it as much as you can.

First some well known facts (always nice to repeat them): Second largest city in Croatia with around 200 000 people living in Split area, more that 17 centuries old, and I say more since just the other day while doing some road repairs workers found remains of what is thought to be Greek remains and that means Split is older than its world-famous Diocletian's Palace finished in 305 A.D., now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Split has a 3rd largest passenger port on the Mediterranean, along with great road connection, and that is an important information since it means that from Split it is easy to get to other locations. Split was once just a checkpoint on the way to the much more famous islands or down the coast to one of the resorts on amazingly beautiful Makarska Riviera. And even though citizens of Split call it the most beautiful town in the world (not ones with lack of confidence and bravado, those citizens of Split) it only just couple of years ago became a "spot" on its own. So, what it is about Split that makes it such a great place to stay?

First... Living History... Sure you have seen a lot of historical monuments if you have travelled through Europe, specially Greece and Italy but they are as I wrote monuments, great to enjoy if you are history buff and amazing to admire to but still can only offer shadow of what it once was. Split is born and grew from Diocletian's Palace and through the centuries people always lived there and never moved somewhere else. So that means that you have Roman houses and on top of them twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style. In compressed area basically a cross section of European architecture can be found and more importantly people still live and use that architecture every day.

Secondly... Spirit of the town. Yes it is something intangible and can't be quantified but never the less Split has that Mediterranean little town feel with twist of its own being a large city (in Croatian terms). Combination of both gives unique atmosphere! People live their lives on the street, they socialize, buy their fresh food and fish from the best open markets in Croatia, argue with each other, laugh and cry and all of that Mediterranean Fellini stuff. Being in Split, even for just 3,4 days, makes you a part of the town as well and makes you just wanting to kick back in the evening and enjoying some great food and nice glass of wine.

That brings us to the third reason...Food and wine. In the recent couple of years Split has emerged as a great gourmet destination. Filled with great small restaurants run by talented young chefs and enthusiasts it has created a "culinary scene" which has everything from wine and cheese bars where along with tasting you get a great introduction by educated staff about Croatian wines to  great street food, open air food festivals, traditional taverns to modern cuisine prepared in best restaurants in  Croatia.

Uniqueness / Pampering / Authentic / Gourmet / Heritage / Customized / The magic of taste / Indulgence

These are the words that our guests often associate with traveling with us. Imagine your trip to Croatia as a delicate combination of wine and culinary experience intertwined with most breathtaking landscapes and hospitality that is an addendum designed to pamper all of your senses without any exceptions.

Our mission is to take you on a journey throughout Croatian rich culture and Mediterranean heritage accompanied with finest dishes that Dalmatia and its hinterland have to offer. Within that, we will make sure that every single detail is being taken care of so everything you have to do is just sit back and enjoy everything we have prepared for you and for your authentic experience.

Choose your dates and custom build your private itinerary

  • Small groups If you wish to be included in one
  • Culture and History Authentic experience of thousands of years of heritage in Croatia
  • All transfers Included with your professional chauffer
  • Special interest Wish to add some spice to your travel like kayaking, Zip Lining?
  • Wine Meet the winemakers, walk through vineyards, taste the wine
  • Cooking classes Private cooking classes with local organic food

SHUTTLE d.o.o. putnička agencija

Vlasnička struktura / Ownership structure : 100% privatna, obiteljska tvrtka/ 100% private, family company

ID kod: HR-AB-21-060200921

Matični broj / Registration number : 1844738

OIB / VAT: 96166404601

Predsjednik uprave društva / President of the Management Board of the Company: Dragan Kostadinović

Voditelj poslova / Managing Director : Nenad Bašić Kostadinović (CEO)

Članstvo / Memberships : UHPA (Udruga hrvatskih putničkih agencija), Travelife, sustainability in tourism

Certificates & Awards : ISO 9001:2015

Sjedište / Company head office : SHUTTLE d.o.o., Ruđera Boškovića 15 – Kaleta 1, 21 000, Split, Hrvatska

*Upisana pri trgovačkom sudu u Splitu, osnovana 16. rujna 2004., MBS060200921, temeljni kapital 20.000,00 kn uplaćen u cijelosti / Registered at the Commercial Court in Split, established on September 16th, 2004, MBS060200921, capital in the amount of 20.000,00 kn paid in full

Radno vrijeme s klijentima / Working hours with clients at office : Ne radimo s klijentima u uredu, nazvati unaprijed za dogovor termina sastanka / On request only


Tel: 00 385 21 450 444

Fax: 00 385 21 450 444

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Adresa:          Domovinskog rata 61

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Samostalni sektor turističke inspekcije, Trg Republike Hrvatske 8/1, 10000 Zagreb.

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