I’m really excited about our upcoming language holiday in Split! I was sitting here, thinking about all the fun stuff we can do and then I thought: I’ll just write a quick note to hopefully infect you with my enthusiasm.
Some of you were with us last year and already know that the language holiday is not just about learning, but also about having fun and exploring the city. For those of you who are coming to Split for the first time, I am quite sure you will enjoy our course just as much as the city itself!
As you probably already know, Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia. Its most famous landmark is probably Diocletian’s palace, built around 305 AD for the Roman emperor Diocletian who used it as his retirement residence until his death. Today, Split is a popular tourist destination which has much to offer to the visitors of all ages and preferences. In the recent years, younger generations from all over the word are attracted by the popular Ultra Europe music festival.
There’s plenty to do in Split: there are numerous evening, as well as daytime activities. Don’t miss the chance to take a stroll down the famous Riva promenade. It is believed among the locals that if you stay there long enough, you’ll run into everyone you’ve ever met in Split. There are many cafes where you can have a cup of coffee (or a bottle of wine?) while you enjoy the beautiful view on the sea and the front façade of the palace.
An organised walking tour through the old town is included in our activity program – but take the opportunity to also explore the traditional Dalmatian architecture with its narrow streets, kalete, by taking a walk through the neighbouring Veli Varoš , the old fishermen’s settlement and one of the oldest parts of the city.
For Game of Thrones lovers, there are organized tours to the fortress of Klis where the series was filmed. Hint: if you walk inside the basement halls of the Diocletian’s palace, you might recognise them as Khaleesi’s dungeons!
And of course, try some traditional Mediterranean cuisine in one of the many restaurants or konobas – traditional Dalmatian pubs.
A half-day boat trip to Trogir, a beautiful small coastal town not far from Split, will be organized within our activity program. For those who are staying longer and would like to visit some islands, there are daily boat lines to the surrounding islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Vis etc.
Further information regarding the language holiday is available on our website: http://www.learncroatian.eu/in-croatia/split
I hope you will enjoy my hometown and I am very much looking forward to meeting & greeting you soon in Split!