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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.


From $32 per night

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From $129 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language Croatian
Average weekend price $71 per night
Average weekday price $70 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Very beautiful city with many activities for family : visit...

April 11, 2024

Very beautiful city with many activities for family : visit the surrounding islands, go to the beaches, go for hiking, sightseeing, visiting some parks and old cities ... The best month for a stay is April i think as the weather is sunny and not too warm. And as it's low season for tourism, the city is not crowded of people and prices aren't so high as in summer, even prices are quite expensive that expected. Split in general is clean, well organised, secure. The Croatian people seem nice, civic, welcoming and pleasant. You could communicate with them in English almost everywhere. What is a bit of a shame is that the restaurants which truly serve local and typical cuisine of the country are few in number and difficult to spot, unlike those which offer world cuisine.

Tatiana Switzerland

Split was a very positive surprise for me.

April 9, 2024

Split was a very positive surprise for me. It was easy and also very safe to walk all around the city. It was not so easy to climb up the hill of Marjan, but when you reached the top, you had a marvellous view. Split has many high quality restaurants, but their menues are very homogeneous. Seabream, seabass, tuna, fish, fish and fish grilled or tartar. And the prices are also the same. That means quite high in a fishing village. I like fish, but after two weeks I started looking for something else. Finally I found one restaurant serving Sarma, stuffed cabbage rolls, which is a traditional food there. For me a real delicacy.

Tuulikki Finland

Nice location in the center of Old Town, easy to reach any...

February 7, 2024

Nice location in the center of Old Town, easy to reach any places you need to visit, nice restaurants around. Close location to embankment. Hotel staff was very professional and friendly, kind and helpful. Thanks a lot. Next time sure I’ll come again here.

Dzhibedzhiy Ukraine

We travelled to Split in December in low season so did not...

December 12, 2023

We travelled to Split in December in low season so did not have lots of tourists around at this time and made it easy to see attractions. Rented a car and went to Plitvice National Park, Klis Fortress, Salona ancient village, the village of Vid where an ancient roman museum is of Roman Emperor Alexander the Great is located, and to Trogir and the Ciovino Island adjacent to Trogir. Xmas lights and festivities were happening all round the Old City. Had some great weather to enjoy these wonderful sites. Not many guided tours were available at this time so a rented car was very useful, and street parking was relatively easy to find because of low season. Any paid parking was 20-25 Euro per day, so happy to avoid that.

Kate Australia

Split was an amazing place, great restaurants and a very...

November 6, 2023

Split was an amazing place, great restaurants and a very interesting old town. We loved staying near the port with a great view, there was a lot of activity to sit and watch, cruise ships and ferries come and go. It was perfect. Split is a very walkable cit’s and there opportunities to visit the beautiful islands from there.

Ann Ellis
Ann Ellis Australia

Beautiful seaside resort steeped in ancient history.

November 2, 2023

Beautiful seaside resort steeped in ancient history. In 5 days, we took a rickshaw ride to get started; walked through Diocletian Palace and Riva; enjoyed horseback ride at Podstrana; ziplining at Mt. Kozjak; and half-day speedboat ride to 3 islands including Trogir. Also took a half-day road trip to Krka National Park. Ate at restaurants along the Riva - al good. Look for free parking on street or low priced in public parking lots.

Patrick United States of America

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