Today, we toured Old Town Split… For about two hours.
We intentionally woke up early this morning so we could walk through Old Town before it got too hot.
We went through the Diocletian Palace, a former vacation home of a Roman emperor. The only thing left truly intact is the basement. The rest has been absorbed and repurposed into the rest of the city.
At this point, we are a bit museumed out, so we took Rick Steves’ advice and skipped the museums.
We found a grocery and sandwich shop to pick up lunch and headed back to our room for the rest of the day. Sorry, but 100+ is not a fun way to explore a stone city… You get cooked.
After the sun went down, we went back out for dinner, enjoying a much better priced meal tonight.
Thus far we have not been overly impressed with Split, or Croatia for that matter. While Croatia has had its moments, we found other places on the trip to be much more worthwhile.
Split, honestly, feels a bit like the Panama City Beach of this part of Europe. It feels overpriced for the value and overrun with tourists. I know the busy season here is just getting started… Add in the heat and it makes for a less than awesome experience.
We are still looking forward to Dubrovnik tomorrow, especially since there are no cruise boats in town for the the main day we have to explore. That said, not looking forward to the heat!