Our base for exploring South Eastern Europe is Split, a beautiful ancient city on the Croatian Coast.
Considering the fantastic geographical location, mild Mediterranean climate and the natural beauty around the Split, it is not surprising fact that the first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian. In the year 293 he built, in this famous oasis, his palace for retirement, which is today under the protection of UNESCO. Turbulent century after Diocletian’s empire, established the city around the imperial palace, leaving many traces in everyday life of this city that grew and accrued into the largest regional center of today.
Split is set in the middle of the region where we run most of our tours, giving us easy options for tours on the mainland, the islands or a combination of both. The first and the last day, our customers have the option to enjoy in sightseeing of this beautiful city or to rest in the hotel by the beach with the breath taking sea view. We believe that perfect place to start and finish your riding vacations is hotel located by the sea with private beach and splendid views around the neighbor islands.
HOW TO GET TO SPLIT
Split is well connected with all major European cities which give our clients comfort and ease of travel, either by air, train, sea or road.
Split International Airport is located in Kaštele, 22 km from Split. Airplanes from all over Europe arive to Split on a daily basis. There are also numerous daily flights from Zagreb to Split that operate all year-round, a few flights a week to Dubrovnik and once a week to Osijek.
You can reach Split driving the highway A1, from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and it takes approximately 4 hours.
There are year-round ferries from Ancona in Italy, as well as a fast catamaran service during summer. Numerous ferries connect Split with the nearby Adriatic islands (Hvar, Brac, Vis, Lastovo etc) and there is a coastal ferry service between the city and Rijeka to the north and Dubrovnik to the south.
It is possible to travel by train to Split from elsewhere in Europe, although the majority of routes involve a change of trains in Zagreb. There are several trains a day from Zagreb - following track improvements in the past few years to allow for fast tilting trains, this journey time has now been reduced to about 5 hours and 30 minutes. There are regular bus services from many European cities. There are also many buses per day from Zagreb and elsewhere in Croatia to Split.