Split is the second largest city in the country and it's a hive of activity, and today is free for you to further experience the city. It has a long history and is a pleasure to explore, with its small boutique shops, hidden art galleries and reams of restaurants and cafes - some of which are built into the ancient city walls.
A Game of Thrones Museum is a popular new attraction that is a must see for fans of the TV show with over 100 exhibits. Nearby the cellars of the Diocletian Palace were used as a Game of Thrones filming location.
If you are an art lover then you might want to visit the Mestrovic Gallery with its pillared exterior and manicured gardens overlooking the sea. Inside you can see paintings, drawings and sculptures by Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia's most famous modern sculptor.
You could take the opportunity to relax on the city's main beach, Bacvice and perhaps try your hand at a popular local game called, Picigin. A small group of people will swim in the sea whilst trying to keep a rubber ball out of water for as long as possible, but your only allowed to touch it once on your turn.
Alternatively, you might decide to leave the city and join an excursion to visit the Krka National Park. This park is similar to Plitvice that we will be visiting later in this trip, but it is smaller and less well known. Here you can see stunning waterfalls and Visovac Island with a pretty monastery in the centre.
If you wish to remain closer to Split then you could take a guided walk on Marjan Hill, which is on the same peninsula and offers great views over the city and coastline below, and the surrounding mountains. Starting from the Diocletian's Palace cellars and winding through the narrow streets of the old peasants' district of Varos to the first viewpoint. Next you'll see the 16th century Jewish cemetery before walking through a pine forest to an old abandoned zoo which is a favourite picnic spot, and on to the top of the hill (178 metres above sea level). On a clear day, you can see as far as the Central Adriatic Islands. From here, you walk to the old hermitage of Saint Jerome, where people used to live in the caves but today only the front facade is visible. Heading downhill past the Church of our Lady of Bethlehem and Saint Nicholas Church you will arrive back into the Old Town.