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Seniors Seek Adventure in Split, Croatia

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In one of my recent travel magazines, I discovered that Split is one of the fastest developing tourism cities in all of Europe. This senior found Split to be an awesome city full of excitement and ancient history.  Get your coffee and let’s head for Split, Croatia this morning.

Split, on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, was founded on old Roman ruins on a peninsula that juts out from the Croatian coast. It is indeed a modern city on ancient roots.

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The everlasting youthful spirit of Split, with approximately 200,000 residents, lives within its warm Mediterranean temperature and has done so for 1700 years. Tall archways and symmetrical lines heighten the magnetism of the main spectacular square.

One of the favored tourist destinations in Split is the famed Split green market, where senior visitors can feel the spirit of the city. This area is often called the heart of Split, and it inspires an abundance of various types of flavors, aromas, and colors.

 Seniors Start With Roman Ruins

TripAdvisor advises that you start off at Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum, considered to be one of the most imposing Roman ruins and the main attraction in Split. The ruins are some of the most valuable surviving buildings of the Roman era along the blue Adriatic coast.

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It is in this  quarter of Split that houses numerous shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments, located in the old buildings along a host of narrow streets of the palace and fortress. Add the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius to your must see list.

The 13th century cathedral hosts the emperor’s mausoleum. The former Roman temple of Jupiter now serves as a baptistery. It took ten years to construct and it still stands firm today and is a World Heritage Site selected by UNESCO.

Seniors Enjoy The Split Summer Festival

Amazing panoramic top view of the historic city Split

Perhaps time your visit for the Split Summer Festival with theater, music and dance all over the city. It is the prime annual event attracting visitors from all over the world. For seniors who enjoy hiking, Split is surrounded by mountains with well marked trails.

Lonely Planet adds that Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Split’s residents are literally living in a Roman palace and senior visitors will have the same feeling.

So put Split in your pocket, visit with your travel  agent and learn how easily senior travelers can make this exciting trip. -jeb

 

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