Out of all of Split’s attractions, the Marjan Park-Forest has impressed us like nothing else. An oasis of green making up the western part of the city, we have loved climbing its heights to peer down at the city and enjoyed exploring its forested paths and playgrounds. While not as apparent to the first-time visitor, the area has plenty of history. Josip Broz Tito chose this site for the summer residence of the Yugoslav president, and centuries before religious hermits inhabited its caves. We decided to take a day to explore the coastal path around the peninsula, searching out hermitages and other surprises.