The citizens of Split are justifiably proud of Marjan Forest Park, and with good reason. Dating back to the fourth century, this beautiful park occupies a peninsula overlooking the city and is a wonderful retreat for foot-weary visitors.
Apart from its many rest areas and benches, the park is notable for its towering pine trees, which shelter peaceful walking trails. Take a picnic, or stop at sunset for incredible, breathtaking vistas.
Also of interest is the famous Marjan Stairway. While at 314 steps and a distance of 174 meters it may be a long climb, it’s certainly worth it, as it provides access to the vantage point of Telegrin, where the views out to sea are spectacular. On a clear day, you can see all the way to places such as the Kastela Gulf, Salona and Klis, Trogir and Ciovo, as well as the islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar, and Vis.
It’s also a popular spot for rock climbing on the cliffs below the lookout. Marjan Forest Park can be easily accessed from the city center by walking through the old quarter of Varos, a 15-minute walk, and should most definitely be included on your Split travel itinerary.