Split remains one of the most fascinating Mediterranean ports and has a very large history full of events. Very few empires have not left their mark in Split. First came the Greeks, whose brand one perceives today in just a few small settlements. Instead, the Romans were much more proactive, expanding their settlements, so that in the third century the Emperor Diocletian built here his palace of retreat. Diocletian’s palace looks more like a fortified city and has remained the political and cultural centre of Split, so that Byzantines, Croatian kings, Venetians, Australians and Italians put their flags here.
Today, Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the heart of the Dalmatian coast.
The coast of Split is so beautiful that invites you to take walks and enjoy a nice coffee at one of the shops at the margins of the beaches. Turning to the Marjan hill to the west, the best option is to go up a bit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city. At night, you can explore the beaches of the old town and you can end the day in a bar with a drink or dance the night away in one of the lively clubs.
However, if you prefer not to leave the gulet, the beach of Brela is the ideal choice to dock.
Brela is located between Split and Makarska and is only 45 km from both.
This beach is so perfect that it is hard to believe it still belongs to Europe. It is one of the best beaches in Croatia, whose clear waters lap at the walls of the caves, which extend 6 km along the beach.
The beaches here are very sandy. Every beach in Brela is a private retreat, surrounded by pine trees and totally out of the sight of the streets where cars or even people transit through: here, there are only a few small hotels.
The village of Brela is a marvel of subtropical vegetation and a nice mixture of old and modern houses. Suffice to mention that Forbes magazine listed this wonder in sixth place among the best beaches in the world, and, if that is not enough, this same magazine proclaimed her the most beautiful beach in Europe!