Split City Center
One big open-air museum. This area is a magpie’s nest of brickwork that stretches back to Roman times. Smartphone-toting teens giggle next to 4th-century ruins, and old timers chat beneath the Cathedral’s 13th-century bell tower. Ogle Roman splendour at Diocletian’s Palace before eating in one of Varoš’s traditional “konoba” (taverns).
Places to stay from $9 a night
0.7 miles from downtown
Pine for the pines! Marjan Hill’s fragrant forests always have urbanites yearning to return. Among the chirping of crickets and the fresh scent of pine sap, its winding pathways provide the perfect escape for canoodling lovebirds and footloose ramblers. Start on Zapadna Obala Promenade and finish up at the summit café, with a cool beer in hand.
Places to stay from $10 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
Split loyalties are on show in Poljud. This district lives and breathes football – HNK Hajduk Split plays its home games at Poljud Stadium, and the bars in the surrounding streets are adorned with flags, scarves and pennants dedicated to Split’s famous footy club. Head down on match day to join the fans as they cheer on the “Bili” (the whites).
Places to stay from $21 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
Splash! With soft sand and extensive shallows, Bačvice Beach is a beloved bathing spot for Splićani. It was in these shallows that the game “picigin” was born. Look out for bronzed chaps flinging themselves at a ball. Applaud their swallow dives before swallowing an icy drink at Café Bar Žbirac. Cap the day off with a boogie in Tropic Club.
Places to stay from $20 a night
2.1 miles from downtown
Beachside livin’. Žnjan’s turquoise waters are a big hit with sun-seeking holidaymakers. In the shade of rows of hotels, they unfurl their colourful towels and soak up the Dalmatian rays. Join the suntan crew on the sand or slurp on a cocktail at Congo Žnjan Bar. If you’re with the nippers, don’t miss the trampolines on the seafront.
Places to stay from $11 a night
Offering a pleasant mix of beaches, ancient landmarks and lively restaurants and bars, Split is a historical city located on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
One of the top places to visit in Split is Diocletian's Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of the eponymous Roman emperor’s residence and garrison lodging structures. Located nearby are Saint Domnius Cathedral and Jupiter's Temple that were built in the third century CE. While in the area, consider visiting other historical highlights like the Golden, Iron, Silver and Bronze Gates. You can also stop at the Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum and Mestrovic Gallery for insights into the city’s illustrious past.
Located along the Adriatic Sea, Split has a range of beaches to suit every type of traveller – from family-friendly sandy coves to pebbly stretches with a vibrant nightlife scene. At Bačvice Beach, you can splash about in the shallow sea or stroll along the concrete promenade lined with cafés. Those looking to go swimming will find the clear waters of Kupalište Bene very appealing. The picturesque beaches of Kašjuni and Firule are ideal for unwinding and soaking up the sun.
Split serves as a great base for island-hopping tours and day trips to Croatia’s famous nature reserves – Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park. Several popular islands like Hvar, Brač and Vis are also just a short boat ride away. Within the city limits, there’s Marjan, a scenic forest-park that offers views over the city, sea and islands.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.05|
|Average weekend price||$86 per night|
|Average weekday price||$95 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Lots to do and see with travel access to ferries and coaches on the doorstep. Restaurants on the sea front in the main town can be expensive but those set back within the old town are better and more reasonable. We recommend boat trips out to other islands which are easy to book on the waterfront, do some research of your own about where you want to go and see before you book.
Split is a lovely town, there is a lot to see & plenty of restaurants to choose from, the locals are friendly. It’s very busy to be expected, for me 7 days was a little to long there, 4 days there and 3 somewhere else would have be more suitable to us. I would return for another short holiday.
A vibrant place with lots to do, boat trips, good cafe's, restaurants, cocktail bars. Lots of culture and history to enjoy too. Felt very safe here very enjoyable place to be. Open food market was amazing.
Split is a perfect combination for a summer vacation. It has nice beaches, cosy and beautiful old town and ferries and catamarans to take you for a day trip to one of Croatian beautiful islands in the area. The nature is amazing, pine forests, turquoise bays, spectacular sunsets. Many good restaurants, ice cream is very tasty, as well as Croatian burek - loved it! People are friendly, many speak English. Uber works very well to go places in town. It wasn't really possible to go safely anywhere by bike or e-scouter (only short distances in specific areas like close to the sea line). It was way too many cars everywhere in the city including old town, parked on the sidewalks in most cases
A good base to get to other areas. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a beach holiday. Lots of culture and most attractions centre around old towns, churches, cathedrals etc so ideal if your looking for culture and history. Parking on the seafront is expensive so I would suggest parking a little way off and walking. Most locals speak a little English and so the language barrier isn’t an issue.
We loved our 4 days in Split! The people are wonderful, the food amazing and there is so much to do. We did a day trip to Krka & Sibenik, a 5 island day excursion, a walking tour of the palace, and spent some time on the beach. We spent the night on island HVAR as well. The Riva was so much fun day and night and we were there when Hajduk Split played and won the Croatia Cup! What a party it was on the Riva...families, young and old all celebrating.
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