Find out more about day trips from Podstrana and Split.
1. The Adriatic Islands
The Southern Adriatic Islands stretch along Split and southward to Dubrovnik. There are multiple ways of getting to the many beautiful islands nearby and a visit to at least one of them should definitely be on your list of things to see in Split. Adriatic Islands are perfect for boat rides, great walking trails, lovely beaches and the odd bit of culture.
2. Cetina river spring
Because of it’s natural beauty Cetina River Spring is one of those (many) places in Dalmatia that simply leaves you breathless. This reservoir is the source of the Cetina river. Rising from a spring at Milasevo near a small village called Cetina, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Vrlika, it flows 101 kilometres (63 mi) to the Adriatic Sea. It is the most water-rich river in Dalmatia. The source of the Cetina river in Croatia is more than 150 meters (490 feet) deep.
Here is another UNESCO site, just 30 kilometers away from Hotel Split. Trogir is definitely one of the best-preserved ensemble of romanesque and gothic architecture in Europe. Even it is a small coastal town, it is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Southern Croatia. Trogir’s 15th-century walls protect a labyrinth of ravine-like streets on which you’ll pass buildings unchanged since the 1200s. Besides from walls, there are a 10 historic churches in the old centre, including the exquisite 13th-century cathedral.
Dubrovnik Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice as a trading port, with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries, affording protection to this former city-state. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town.
5. Krka Waterfalls
Krka National Park lies about 10km inland from Sibenik in this part of Dalmatia. Named after the Krka River, the Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights.
Imotski is ideal for day trips from Podstrana or Split, because it is situated on the slopes of Podi hill just above the Imotski plane around 90 km away from Hotel Split. On the cliff overlooking the Blue Lake, the strong fortress Topana was built in early medieval age. Blue Lake is a karst lake and like the nearby Red Lake, it lies in a deep sinkhole possibly formed by the collapse of an enormous underground cave. The total depth from the upper rim is around 220 meters, while water depth varies with season.