The final city that we visited in Croatia was Split, a town located on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Split is also the second largest city in Croatia after the capital, Zagreb. From Split, we had planned to visit both Krka and Plitvice National Park.
One thing that we enjoyed doing in Split was eating really good food. There were so many restaurants in Split and a variety of different cuisines to choose from. One of our favorite restaurants that we found was Bokeria Kitchen & Wine, where Clay ordered octopus and I had oxtail risotto (it was so good we ended up going back a second time). Another restaurant we liked was Portofino, where Clay had a rack of lamb and I had delicious beef ragout. Other eateries that were memorable were Sexy Cow for wraps and Daddy Cool for falafels. Clay and I also had a lot of ice cream! I found a kiwi ice cream that was so good, I had it at least 2 or 3 more times later that week.
The other activity we enjoyed doing in Split was walking around the city's Old Town and visiting some historical points of interest. On our first afternoon, we walked around Peristil Square (so many tourists!) and visited Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman Empire Diocletian in the 4th century. In the Mosaic Basement, we listened to a group of men perform traditional Dalmatian singing. We also climbed up the bell tower of Saint Domnius Cathedral, which offered nice panoramic views of Split. Last, we visited the Basement Halls of Diocletian's Palace, where some scenes from Game of Thrones was filmed. One thing to note is that Diocletian's Palace is a lot of fun and totally different when visiting at night. Restaurants tend to open late and there is live music and dancing in the main square. The evening atmosphere is really refreshing and laid back compared to the busy and bustling daytime scene.
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