Split is the largest town in Dalmatia and second largest in all Croatia (after the capital Zagreb). Split is a Mediterranean city, with a small Croatian town vibe with many friendly locals. Although Split has always had a lot to offer to visitors to the town, it started attracting tourists only recently. Just ten years ago, Split was a stop over place for tourists catching a ferry to nearby islands, or a bus to another, more exciting tourist destination.

Split was perceived as a port and industrial town, and just another big city. Split transformed into one of the hottest destinations in all Croatia. The views of the scenery that you can see from split are truly amazing, at Personal Travel Agents we believe Spilt is a real unspoilt hidden gem in the Mediterranean.

Insider tip

Some of us have visited the following hotels and really recommend these to our customers –

Hotel Split

Raddisson Blu, Split

Le Meridien Lav, Split

Hotel Park, Makarska

Hotel Osejava, Makarska

Hotel Laurentum, Tucepi

Whilst there visit Diocletian's Palace during the evening – we would recommend this to all of our customer there is a large number of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, many open until the early hours. You can sit outside and enjoy a meal or a glass of wine and the view is beautiful over the harbour.

Looking for a great place for a lovely meal? Try the Trattoria Tinel which is located in the center of Split, only 30 meters from the promenade.Tinel provides you with a very pleasant atmosphere in the dining space and in the cosy summer terrace, professional and fast service and quality ready-cooked and a la carte meals. There is a choice of grilled fish, fresh shellfish, various kinds of meat dishes, pasta dishes and delicious home made desserts. A rich selection of top-quality wines. Our agents would recommened this restraurant as it was a beautiful atmosphere sitting on the terrace, an average three course meal would cost £20pp, definitly one of our favourites.

Vidilica - No terrace offers a better view than this, the whole of Split laid out before you - and islands beyond. Famous to view Split’s amazing sunset. Just a slight walk uphill to this restaurant so you will be due a glass of wine when you get there. 

Gaga - is a permanently busy cocktail bar filling a tiny old square

Caffè Libar - a great bar just off the Riva, by Sv Frane church. Free Wi-fi, tapas and snacks such as buffalo wings and whitebait plus live TV sports on on two big screens

 

Electricity – 220V European adaptor needed

Time Differenece – On hour ahead of the UK

Language – Croatian is the main spoken language, however they do speak very good English.

Events and festivals

Split summer festival July to Mid-August – Opera, Theatre, Ballet, Concerts

Split Film Festival – Mid September

Ultra-Europe music festival – Electronic Music festival – Split is the host for the next 5 years

The Festival of Flowers is held each year in the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace at the beginning of May

Saint Domnius is celebrated with a feast day held each year on 7th May.

Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences

Diocletian's Palace - The palace was built as a luxury villa, as well as a military camp divided by two streets, into four parts. The southern part of the palace was intended for the emperor, the northern for army and servants. The palace is a rectangular building with four large towers at the corners, the palace is a great place to discover and on an evening city tour. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to explore the local Croatia Cusine.

Trogir – is a medieval, walled town with unique architecture and a maze of streets. It was made a World Heritage site in 1997. Trogir is a beautiful place to visit, the scenery and the local villages are just amazing.

In Split there are several beaches that are away from the city center, but you can reach them by car, public transport or cycling. At the end of the Split peninsula Marjan there are several beaches:

Ba?vice - the most popular beach in Split; sandy

Kašjuni - situated on the south side of Marjan (stoney and sandy beach)

Ježinac –situated also on the south side of Marjan (stoney beach, partly paved).

Kaštelet – situated in the Bay before Kašjuni (stoney and sandy beach).

Ov?ice – situated in the Bay after Ba?vice (rocky beach).

Žnjan – situated 1.5 km south of Ovcica (rocky beach

Bene – situated on the north side of Marjan (rocky beach, partly equipped for disabled people).

Zvon?ac – nearest beach, located on the western part of the town and the Old Town (rocky beach).

Beaches generally have showers and changing cabins

Sporting activities - Thanks to its mild climate Split offers many sport activities. Not only in summer time, but also in winter time. The sport facilities are: handball, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, tennis, cycling etc. As for water sports Split offers a wide range of activities such as windsurfing, paddle boat ride, water skiing, scuba diving, sport fishing, parasailing, etc. For adrenaline lovers we recommend climbing to Marjan hill, white water rafting, trekking and biking trails, zip line, paintball, etc. Sailing and Scuba diving are also very popular and there are numerous opportunities in and around split to enjoy these pastimes 

Shopping - You can shop in the Diocletian Cellars and there is a daily market 630am-2pm. In the old town, there are a large variety shops. Marmont Street is the main shopping street in Split with many stores like Mango, Benetton and Zara. There are patisseries - Bobis, House of ice cream, bakeries, pizzerias, shops for shoes, souvenir shops, jewellery stores, bookstores, etc. 

Climate

July is the hottest month in Split with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F) and the coldest is January at 7°C (45°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in August. The wettest month is December with an average of 113mm of rain. T

Other information

  • Best time of year to travel: All year round
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna only really accepted in Croatia, however Euro's are accepted in some bars and restaurants - but ask before you order.
  • Flight time from UK: 2-3 Hours
  • Visa and passport information: A visa is not required for Croatia
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