Split Travel Guide

Split is the second-largest Croatian city. The history of Split began 17 centuries ago when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace. Today, Diocletian’s palace and the entire historical center of Split are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Apart from excellent architecture, the city is rich in its gastronomy, culture, and natural beauties. Many residents say for this city “There is no place like Split”. You will find more information by continuing the Split Travel Guide. I also have to mention, I currently living in this city.

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Split Spring Festival, outdoor street food festival

Split Spring Festival – gastronomy, relaxation and live music

General Information

Emergency telephone number
+385 112 – General emergency
+385 192 – Police
+385 194 – Ambulance
+385 193 – Fire brigade

City Pop. – 0,18mil.
Metro Pop. – 0,35mil.
Area – 79km²
Time zone – UTC+1
Currency – Kuna

Featured post of Split Travel Guide

Everyone knows about the Dubrovnik walls, but it is little known to people that Split has almost the same attraction called Diocletian’s Palace walls. People living here continuously for 1700 years. Actually, one of the reasons why the palace is highly valued and protected by UNESCO is the continuity of life inside Diocletian’s Palace. Basically, because of this, things like TV antennas shouldn’t be moved. For more information, click on the Split Travel Guide article below.

Diocletian's Palace walls
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I visited the little known Diocletian’s Palace walls

Everyone knows about the Dubrovnik walls, but it is a little known to people that Split has the almost same ability on Diocletian’s Palace walls. The reason lies in the length of the promenade itself. It is around 150 meters but the biggest problem is the entrance very limited. In principle, a promenade has no entry. The only way is through the scientific research centre for…

Top Things to See and Do in Split

Most of Split’s attractions are located in the heart of the city, where Diocletian’s Palace is located. Enter the Palace, like the Emperor, and visit its ancient streets and squares. Don’t miss out on testing your luck by tapping the big toe of the grandiose statue of Gregory of Nin, the work of the great Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.

Overlooking Adriatic Sea from Park Marjan, Split, Croatia

Park Marjan, a great walk up to the Croatian Flag and cross

Diocletian's Palace walls

I visited the little known Diocletian’s Palace walls

Basement halls of Diocletian's Palace

Basement halls of Diocletian’s Palace as an inevitable tourist attraction

Riva Split Sport Event

Riva Split, a place where you will feel the pulse of the city

Ivan Meštrović Gallery Split

Ivan Meštrović Gallery opened my eyes to the world of sculpture

Other Things to See and Do

If you go to the park Marjan, I recommend visiting the Museum of Croatian Archeological Monuments and the Meštrović Museum. The list below consists of not so many famous attractions and places in the city that are worth a visit. Start exploring Split Travel Guide by clicking on the article.

Where to eat & drink

If you don’t know where to go, on this page you will find a list of the best restaurants in Split with the most important tips. The offer of most restaurants is based on the delicious Mediterranean cuisine that creates a rich flavor and aroma. So let’s start!

What are the best restaurants in Split, Croatia?
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What are the best restaurants in Split, Croatia?

List of best restaurants in Split If you don’t know where to go, on this page you will find a list of the best restaurants in Split with the most important tips. The offer of most restaurants is based on the delicious Mediterranean cuisine that creates a rich flavor and aroma. So let’s start! Bokeria kitchen & wine bar An absolute Gem. Hidden in the narrow streets of…

The Best Restaurants in Split

If you don’t know where to go, in the article “What are the best restaurants in Split, Croatia?” you will find a list of the best restaurants in Split with the most important tips. The offer of most restaurants is based on the delicious Mediterranean cuisine that creates a rich flavor and aroma. So let’s start!

Gourmet Bar Basta Split, one of the new gastro stars in the city

Gourmet Bar Basta Split, like in the best Italian pizzerias in Italy

Gooshter Beach Club Split

Gooshter Beach Club, an ideal place to enjoy on the beach

Pizzeria Bokamorra, the best pizza in the city of Split

Pizzeria Bokamorra, the best pizza in the city of Split

Terminal F, a new restaurant designed as aerodrome in Split

Terminal F, a new restaurant designed as an aerodrome in Split

Bokeria Kitchen & Wine Bar

Bokeria Kitchen & Wine Bar, a lovely place in the Split Old Town

The best places for desserts in Split

If you want to eat something sweet then I definitely recommend a visit to pastry shop Oš kolač and Don Dino. Also, the Borgo Knedla Bar recently opened with a great range of dumplings. Start exploring Split Travel Guide by clicking on the article.

Restaurant Perivoj Split

Restaurant Perivoj, a green oasis with delicious food

Pastry shop Oš kolač Split

Oš kolač, the best cakes in the city of Split

Pastry shop Škartoc Split

Škartoc Split, a pastry shop where you can try special chimney cake

Don Dino Pastry Shop

Don Dino Pastry Shop, a perfect place to go for a dessert in Split

Waffle Express Split, the best waffles in Split

Waffle Express Split, the best waffles in Split

Other places to eat & drink

Food delivery

Food delivery is becoming increasingly popular among locals and tourists. All you have to do is download the application, choose what you want from the rich offer and wait for the delivery to knock on your door. Below are the 4 most popular apps. Split Travel Guide also offers you a discount on your first purchase.

Events

Split is a tourist city, so many events start at the beginning of the tourist season. A city that lives in summer and sleeps in winter. Most events take place on the waterfront Riva or at the Diocletian’s Palace. The event called Diocletian Days takes Split back to the time when famous Roman emperor Diocletian walked the city. Concerts, as well as various fairs (such as Adriatic Design Expo or SASO Expo), are held at Spaladium Arena.

The biggest celebration of the city each year is the day of the city on May 7, with large fireworks in the city center. For those who love football, there is Hajduk Split. The most important club in the city and all over Dalmatia. Also, the biggest music event in Croatia – ULTRA EUROPE – is held every year in Split.

Adriatic Design Expo

Adriatic Design Expo will host the best furniture brands

Croatia Boat Show Split

Croatia Boat Show, biggest nautical event in Croatia

Split Spring Festival, outdoor street food festival

Split Spring Festival – gastronomy, relaxation and live music

Other tips of Split Travel Guide

What a city of Split apart from the fantastic architecture, restaurants, cafes, excursions, and nightlife can offer? One of the answers is shopping. Probably one of the best options to spend a day in Split if you are on vacation on a rainy day. So we suggest you visit the Mall of Split or City Center One.

Shopping places in Split

Top shopping places in Split

Flower box Split - Cvjećarnica Strelitzia

Where to buy a wonderful flower box in Split?

Cost & Living

From the point of view that Split is a tourist city, most apartments are rented up to the start of the tourist season. Accommodation in Split is getting more expensive every year, and the biggest problem is the lack of apartments for long term rent. If you are coming to this city as a tourist, the average price for an apartment for 4 people is 100 euros per day. Smaller apartments for 2 persons are about 60 euros.

If you decide to go to a restaurant, the best choice will be pizza and different types of pasta, with prices ranging from 50 to 70 kuna. Dinner for family (4 people) at local taverns will be paid between 200 and 350 kunas, without appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Prices are the most expensive on the waterfront. However, the most expensive prices in the whole area are held by Hvar.

Sveučilišna knjižnica Split

Finding student accommodation in Split – Living Information

List of total 9 international airports in Croatia. Only 3 airports have more than one million passengers a year (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik).

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Traveling around Split

Promet Split is a major company with the activity of organizing urban and suburban traffic. Most buses were newly purchased in 2019. There are still bus lines where older buses run, but these buses will be replaced soon. During 2020, an application will be introduced for buying tickets online as well as to find out when and where the bus is coming. You can find the price list below of the Split Travel Guide.

You can rent bikes through the Nextbike app. The cost of using a bicycle is HRK 5 every half hour for a classic or HRK 10 for an electric bicycle. The seasonal subscription fee is 200 kuna, valid for one year, and includes an unlimited number of free rides of 30 minutes per bike. Also, due to a lot of uphill biking is not exactly the best solution. Therefore, a very popular is renting a scooter through application Blinkee.city.

  • Promet Split – 45 minutes transport ticket: 11 kuna
  • Promet Split – Bus from Split to Trogir: 21 kuna
  • Promet Split – Bus from Split to Omiš: 21 kuna
  • Promet Split Bus Between Split Airport and City Center: 17 kuna
  • Taxi Between Split Airport and City Center: €20–€40
  • Bike Rental: 100 kuna/day
  • Electric moped: 249 kuna/day or 1.59 kuna/minute

Split Weather

One of the things that have fascinated me over the last 7 years of my life in this city. Split has a Mediterranean climate and over 2600 hours of sunshine annually. During winter, the temperature is rarely below 0 degrees. Sometimes I can wear short sleeves throughout the day in December because the temperature can go up to 20 degrees.

The coldest months are January and February. Swimming is possible from the first of May until the end of October (this is approximate because each year is different). During June and July, the sea temperature can sometimes reach a high of 27 degrees. Sometimes it can happen that the sea temperature is higher than the air temperature.

  • The hottest month is July, with an average high of 30.0°C (86.0°F)
  • The coldest month is January, with an average high of 10.4°C (50.7°F)

Day Trips from Split

The city of Split was once an extremely transit city. Today, Split is the tourist center of the entire region. A large number of quality attractions are located in the area. Because of this, if you’re coming to this city I’m sure you’ll want to take some one day trip. In the list below of Split Travel Guide, find the most popular one-day trips.

  • TROGIR – probably one of the best places to visit from Split
  • KRKA NATIONAL PARK – it’s known for a series of 7 waterfalls
  • SALONA (SOLIN) – an ancient city and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia
  • ISLAND HVAR – one of the most well-known and visited of the islands
  • ISLAND BRAČ – best known for the beautiful Bol beach
  • ISLAND VIS – surrounded by untouched natural beauty
  • ISLAND ŠOLTA – located directly opposite the harbor from Split
  • OMIŠ – offers beautiful sandy beaches and cliffs to explore

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Split Travel Guide Instagram Hashtags

With this part, I finish the Split Travel Guide. Clicking on the Instagram hashtags below will open up the most popular photos on this social network for this city. I hope you enjoyed reading and exploring Split Travel Guide. Also, explore other interesting places on page Destinations.

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