Croatia: Split Travel
April in Split Croatia
This year, my family hired out a villa in Kaštel Stari, a little village just outside of Split. It’s soooo close to the airport, about a 10 minute drive, but as this is a tiny airport you don’t get bothered by too many planes! Croatia in April/Easter holidays is a nice mild heat, which is just warm enough to get away with shorts! Little tip: check direct flights early, as they are not very regular.
So, here are a few things we got up to:
Krka National Park – the Krka Falls
Fortress of Klis
Right on the edge of a cliff, the Fortress of Klis (Klis Castle) is over 2,000 years old but is now most famous for being the City of Meereen on Games of Thrones (see below).
It has amazing views from the top, looking all the way to Split, plus, being perched on a sheer rock face makes the castle itself really beautiful. You can probably walk through the grounds in about an hour, it’s a long castle, but we stopped loads to take photos!
Kastel Stari is the oldest of seven small towns that belong to the city of Kastela. As it’s right in the middle of Split and the island of Trogir, it’s a more quiet spot on the coast. As this is not a very touristy destination, the food is very reasonably priced with homemade pasta topping my list of delicious things to eat. There are also plenty of little supermarkets selling local wines, cheese and meats. Yum! Just take a look at that sea!
Trogir is a small island connected to the mainland and the island by a few small bridges. It’s a rustic little island, full to the brim with restaurants, tiny boutique shops, big boats, a church and a castle!! I didn’t get many good photos but it’s seriously cute.
As bad as this is going to sound, I never actually saw Split! ha ha. 4/5 days was not enough time and it tipped it down with rain on one day, so we decided to go to an indoor shopping center instead 🙂
However, my sister sent me photos later and I can safely say… it looks lovely.