Huffington Post: Live Like a Local in Split

The international column inches about Split continue to pour in. 
Very nice piece in Huffington Post recently, looking at living in the Dalmatian capital… like a local. 

Split’s picturesque setting is by far one of the most beautiful cities we have visited in all of our travels. Its gorgeous Roman architecture combined with coastal mountains and turquoise waters of the Adriatic sea create breathtaking views in every direction. Even low season, which is when we went, is an excellent time to go. There were fewer tourists which meant fewer crowds and lines and a lot more seeing and doing. #Winning. If you’re looking to escape during the holiday season Split provides all the festive vibes without extreme cold temperatures. Old Town, where Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) once stood is decorated with lights strung throughout and all the mulled wine you can drink.

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Dalmatian Coast in World’s Top 10 Cleanest Bodies of Water

The Adriatic sea and the pine covered landscape of Dalmatia are awe inspiring to say the very least, especially for those seeing it for the first time. The shades of deep blue, green and turquoise lapping up against the rugged coastline are enchanting and it seems publications big and small, far and wide are catching on to the unique allure the soft waves and natural beauty the Dalmatian coast possesses.
House Beautiful, a popular lifestyle magazine has ranked Croatia’s Dalmatian coast at number 7 on its list of ”10 Clearest Bodies of Water in the Entire World”, placing it alongside long-reigning features of such lists like the Maldives and the Bahamas.
”The Adriatic Sea along this coast is part of the reason Croatia has become one of the hottest new destinations to visit in Europe. Dramatic limestone cliffs line the water and make it a totally unique experience” writes House Beautiful.
We couldn’t agree more.

Help Turn Diocletian’s Palace into the Ultimate LEGO Set

It is the most famous building in Split, and also its most popular tourist attraction, but could UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian’s Palace soon become the ultimate toy and souvenir?

Local resident Ilija Sundov, 33, has a particular hobby – building things from LEGO, and he has completed a true masterpiece with a LEGO replica of a Roman Emperor’s retirement home, a truly masterful effort, for which huge congratulations.

The next step is to get Ilija’s creative work to become part of the LEGO family, so that it can be commercially produced and allow Split’s most famous building to be promoted in a new and innovative way.

Ilija has submitted his creation to the official LEGO ideas page, and if he gets 10,000 votes, it will be officially considered by the company to go into production and be available in stores, which would be great for Split and the region.

That is where you come in… You can vote here.

Luxury Tourist Helicopter Based on Brac for Summer 2017

More good news for tourists at the luxury end of the market and in need of quick and efficient transfers this summer.

Airways Charter, part of a group with extensive helicopter and private plane transfer experience in Montenegro, UK, South Africa, Spain and Australia, has announced that it will be basing a Robinson R-66 at Bol Airport on Brac for the summer, with planned start date of May 1.

The chopper, which can carry four passengers with a payload of 600kg, will also be offering panorama flights, with a popular route expected to be over Stari Grad, Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.

And with direct flights from Brussels to the island of Brac this summer, and the option of immediate helicopter transfer, Brac has never been better connected. 

UberBOAT is Coming to Central Dalmatia

An interesting development for tourists looking to connect to Dalmatia’s islands this summer, as Uber have announced their intention to start their largest UberBOAT operation in the world, right here in Dalmatia this summer.

Full details of the service are still emerging, but it is planned to connect islands such as Hvar and Brac to the mainland in destinations such as Split and Split Airport, using the same approach as the popular Uber application for cars.

More details as they emerge, but this looks like one more option to reduce travel times and experience the magic of travel in the Adriatic to Central Dalmatia’s fabulous islands.