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article imagePhoto Essay: Indian Summer in Dalmatian capital of Split, Croatia Special

By Paul Bradbury     Oct 21, 2014 in Travel
Split - The Dalmatian capital of Split is undergoing a tourism boom. Digital Journal spent the day discovering why in the October sunshine.
After years of being known as 'the Gateway to the Dalmatian islands', the city of Split has transformed itself into one of the hottest destinations in Europe. As previously reported on Digital Journal, the official 2014 figures confirm the city as Croatia's rising tourism star, and the season continues well into late October.
With a combination of heritage, beach, gastronomy, culture and spectacular views, and aided by some stunning autumn weather, the city's impressive season continued into October, with tourists continuing to arrive, and Digital Journal spent the day investigating Split's Indian Summer on October 19, 2014. In pictures:
Autumn view from Marjan toward Čiovo
Autumn view from Marjan toward Čiovo
Roman aquaduct  accessible by easy bicycle ride
Roman aquaduct, accessible by easy bicycle ride
Daily schedule  Split style - wine bar & restaurant Bokeria
Daily schedule, Split style - wine bar & restaurant Bokeria
Sailing is one of the main sporting  activities in Split this time of year  even with cruisers along...
Sailing is one of the main sporting activities in Split this time of year, even with cruisers along the route
Saint Jerome hermits  caves on Marjan
Saint Jerome hermits' caves on Marjan
Ivan Meštrović Gallery  the most popular museum in Split
Ivan Meštrović Gallery, the most popular museum in Split
Horizon with islands  from Marjan
Horizon with islands, from Marjan
Panorama of Split city port  from Marjan
Panorama of Split city port, from Marjan
Wind Compass  work by Croatian sculptor Jagoda Buić  on Zapadna obala
Wind Compass, work by Croatian sculptor Jagoda Buić, on Zapadna obala
Agava flowers on Marjan  flourishing once in 18 years  and after that the whole plant dies
Agava flowers on Marjan, flourishing once in 18 years, and after that the whole plant dies
Marjan s top  with cross
Marjan's top, with cross
Saint Jerome church on Marjan
Saint Jerome church on Marjan
Asian tourists around Peristil
Asian tourists around Peristil
Mass-excercise on Marjan
Mass-excercise on Marjan
Fruit square  one of the prettiest in Split  with Venitian tower and statue of Marko Marulić  fathe...
Fruit square, one of the prettiest in Split, with Venitian tower and statue of Marko Marulić, father of Croatian literature, by Ivan Meštrović
Pomegranates in Split Green market
Pomegranates in Split Green market
Christmas decoration in City Center One  with kids in short sleeves
Christmas decoration in City Center One, with kids in short sleeves
Bačvice beach packed on Sunday  October 19
Bačvice beach packed on Sunday, October 19
Bačvice beach packed on Sunday  October 19
Bačvice beach packed on Sunday, October 19
Kašjuni cove and beach  from Saint Jerome church on Marjan
Kašjuni cove and beach, from Saint Jerome church on Marjan
Four cruisers in city port
Four cruisers in city port
Nadalina chocolates  one of the main local products targeted by Asian tourists
Nadalina chocolates, one of the main local products targeted by Asian tourists
No matter what is the weather Split panorama looks impressive
No matter what is the weather Split panorama looks impressive
Tourists discover Marjan walking paths
Tourists discover Marjan walking paths
Peristil is the most popular point in Diocletian s Palace
Peristil is the most popular point in Diocletian's Palace
Split fish market  colours and flavours of the Mediterranean
Split fish market, colours and flavours of the Mediterranean
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