By building his palace on this peninsula of the Adriatic Sea, 17 centuries ago, the Roman Emperor Diocletian was at the origin of this city of Croatia. The Diocletian Palace is in the centre of the old town and the many remains of Roman and medieval times give the town all its heritage interest. From the ancient Peristyle, to the small medieval Romanesque or Gothic churches, from Renaissance portals to patrician residences, from baroque facades to wonderfully well integrated modern architectural buildings, harmony prevails. In addition, Split is a truly charming destination to live in. You can share the daily life of the inhabitants sitting on the terraces of cafés and in the dining rooms, filling your basket at the market with fruit, vegetables and fish, walking along the Riva, along the quays and palm trees. It is a lively, joyful, noisy and friendly seaside resort that we discover. The cultural life is well developed and several museums are to be visited. You have nightclubs and casinos, shows and entertainment especially in summer. For a little peace and quiet and nature, go to the Marjan Hill where you will enjoy the forest, trails, cliffs with climbing routes unless you choose to lie on the beach facing a beautiful sea. Don't forget your tour guide!

What to visit Split?

When to go to Split?

When to go to Split? To visit Croatia and stay in Split, the best time is from May to September: it is a hot and sunny period. However, if you have the opportunity, you may want to avoid July and August. The Adriatic coast is experiencing an influx of European holidaymakers who are mixing with the local population and tourists. Beaches are crowded, as are historic sites and national parks, especially from July 15 to August 15. Prefer May, June and September. Most of the family tourism has not arrived or has already left. Hotels and private rentals generally apply "low season" rates. In April and October, it is sometimes a little chilly to sleep in a tent or swim, but the Croatian coast continues to enjoy bright days, perfect for hiking, although the rains are sometimes heavy. Swimming in the Adriatic Sea is possible from early June to early October (water temperature between 21 and 24 °C). In the summer in Split, many shows are scheduled, including those of the Ultra Europe Festival, an electronic music festival, in July

How to go to Split? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Croatia, a major destination for Eastern European tourism, is easily visited by organised tours. Many tours are organized (by coach, self-drive, group or individual, cruise in the Adriatic Sea, cultural tour...) to discover Croatia and its cities. Escapades are also possible and focus on cities. Finally, you can also opt for an "all inclusive" seaside holiday in some resorts (Split or Dubrovnik in particular).

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No problem to visit Croatia on your own. The plane is certainly the easiest way to get there. But buses, trains, roads or boats are also possible. The country is generally safe. Be careful, however, in some areas: mines from the Serbo-Croat conflict may still remain. But the areas to avoid are well marked. Finally, wild camping is prohibited.

Many domestic air links. The bus network is denser than the train network. However, Croatia's steep terrain makes these bus journeys long and uncomfortable. Sometimes it is necessary to prefer the ferry, which is faster and cheaper. With the exception of frequent police checks, travelling by car is pleasant. The public transport network in Split is efficient. You also have taxis and taxi boats. And you can rent a car, a bike, a sailboat.

Prepare for your trip Split

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Split? To visit Croatia and stay in Split, the best time is from May to September: it is a hot and sunn...
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Weather forecast

The climate in Croatia varies from semi-continental in the north, with high temperatures in the centre, to Mediterran...
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Budget

The Croatian currency is the kuna. For the time being, a trip to Croatia (with the exception of transport to get ther...
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Formalities

As Croatia is a member of the European Union, a passport or identity card is sufficient to stay in Split for European...
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Health

In Croatia and Split in particular, the health services are very competent. Before you leave, just check to see if yo...
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How to travel by yourself?

No problem to visit Croatia on your own. The plane is certainly the easiest way to get there. But buses, trains, road...
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How to get organized?

Croatia, a major destination for Eastern European tourism, is easily visited by organised tours. Many tours are organ...
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Getting around

Many domestic air links. The bus network is denser than the train network. However, Croatia's steep terrain makes the...
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