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Free

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Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.4

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Imagine pine forests interspersed with small stone churches, awe-inspiring lookouts and a handful of old cave dwellings, and you'll start to picture Split's Marjan Forest Park. To reach the park's highest point, travelers will need to ascend 300-some stairs, but the view from the hilltop is worth all the burn. From the summit, you'll find several trails weaving throughout the forest. 

Visitors say that Marjan Forest Park offers a great vantage of Split while providing a breather from all the city's tourists, who cluster around Diocletian's Palace, especially during peak season. 

Marjan Forest Park sprawls over a jutting peninsula, just a couple miles west of Diocletian's Palace. If you'd rather cycle through Marjan Forest Park, you can rent bikes at the park's northern entrance (Marjanska Vrata). The park is free to access 24/7. You'll find a small cafe about halfway up the summit, as well as several benches along the way. To learn more, visit the City of Split's website.

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Split's Old Town contains Diocletian's Palace, plus the streets that run west to Marmontova. Inside this pedestrian-friendly area, travelers will walk medieval cobblestone streets lined with modern restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. You can stop into Nadalina for gourmet chocolates, Croata for silk cravats and Ribarnica, the fish market, especially if you've booked accommodations with a kitchenette where you can cook. You'll find signs throughout Old Town directing you to businesses and points of interest, but since it is a maze of alleyways, you'll also want to pick up a map from your hotel concierge. 

Recent travelers enjoyed strolling the narrow streets and alleyways of Old Town – browsing the wares at various stores and stopping for a breather at the restaurants and bars. Some visitors recommend booking a tour guide to take you around the area, saying that you'll have a richer experience than if you wander on your own. Split Walking Tours receives especially high marks from recent travelers thanks to the knowledgeable, captivating guides. 

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