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Day 10: Split and Brac Island

October 17: Down by the seaside, see the boats go sailin', can the people hear, what the little fish are saying-lyric by Led Zeppelin's song Down by the Seaside.

sunny 19 °C

This was a day split (pun intended) between the town of Split and the island of Brac. We were out the door by 8:15 AM after having breakfast and onto the ferry for the 9:00 AM ferry to Brac sailing for about 50 or so minutes to the town of Supetar.

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Upon arrival we were swept away in a minivan to a small town called Skrip where we took a walking tour of the small village (I mean small) and learned about life in villages such as this.

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We briefly visited the museum in the village which had a variety of items dating back several hundred years to the present.

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The best part of the visit came when we visited the olive garden, museum, and tasting room. We learned the labor intensive process of making olive oil from yesterday using mills and presses.

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After the tasting room we drove back to the dock for the return trip to Split where we traveled back to the hotel, regrouped, and headed back out to see the city (second largest city in Croatia). There are several key highlights that we touched upon including Diocletian's Palace (which is a city within a city).

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The Temple of Jupiter (which Jupiter was evicted and St. John the Baptist now lives).

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And the Cathedral of Saint Domnius where the patron saint's bones are still housed (he got the last laugh over Diocletian who got the cathedral and Diocletian name was erased from the history books by the Christians).

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We continued our journey wandering about the Old Town and taking some random photographs.

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We also took a hike out on Park suma Marjam for an overlook of the city and a quaint chapel along the trail.

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We finished the night back in town having dinner at a small Italian restaurant down an alley serving wine, beer and pizza!

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Posted by Argenti Travel 16:06 Archived in Croatia

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