Ana: Since I live and work inside Diocletian's Palace, which becomes overly hectic and crowded during the summer, I take every chance I can to get away from the city center. So my favorite places are bars located near the coast. I prefer the Western side for coffee and the Eastern side during the evenings, so that at every point I am turned to the sun.
SIYP: Where is your favorite place to relax in Split?
Ana: To me, Marjan hill is the most relaxing place in the city, since it offers a nice shadow.
SIYP: What is the best way to discover the city? Which activities do you recommend?
Ana: Walking around. You cannot get lost as every road leading downwards takes you back to the center and to the sea.
SIYP: Where is the most ideal place to shop? What do you recommend as a souvenir from Split?
Ana: Well, Split is not yet the most brilliant place for shopping, although if I were a tourist, I would go to the secondhand market located near the City Park Đardin, just a bit north of the large sculpture. There are many antiquities and vintage items from the area sold at modest prices compared to other parts of Europe.
SIYP: Which of the local specialties do you recommend as a "must-try" for visitors?
Ana: There are not that many specialties in Dalmatia. Recipes are more or less similar to other Mediterranean countries. Still, food production, especially from family ranches, and fish, are of remarkable quality. So, just have a look at the market and fish market.