Searching for the perfect summer destination on the Mediterranean coast, I stumbled upon thepictures of Split – one of the many pearls of Croatian part of Adriatic. The mighty church tower rising above the ancient Diocletian’s palace makes the very heart of this marvellous city.
I didn’t hesitate for a moment. I knew my girlfriend would love this mix of history and vivid city life by the sea. I booked the tickets and couple of weeks later here we were – landing on the Split Airport. I planned all sorts of fun activities and sightseeing tours, but first we needed to find a taxi to get us to the centre. We used Taxi Split Airport service and we didn’t regret it. The 20-minute drive to the centre passed rapidly while we were looking at the scenery around us with our jaws dropped. A Dalmatian mountain range follows the coastline from the bottom to the top of Croatia. Here, it surrounds the city of Split and its small neighbours in a way that seems like they will be crushed either by the mountain or by the sea. The mountains (Kozjak and Mosor) are seemingly gently pushing the houses towards the sea. Or is it the other way around? We shared our amazement with our driver who just smiled in his omniscient way and commented shortly: “This is only one of the reasons why it is the greatest city in the world.” We shared our plan with our driver and he decided to give us some tips on how to behave and what to beware about in the interaction with locals. Finally, we arrived at the centre – on Riva - and I knew it would be a great vacation. The city was like from the pictures. As a goodbye, I decided to ask our driver for one final advice, ‘How to get the best experience from our visit?’