Welcome to Split
Split is a magnificent city, its old town spreading along the seafront, a living history lesson, with a unique atmosphere and an engaging energy. Combine a stay here with the islands of Hvar / Brac for a magnificent two or three centre holiday in Croatia.
Although Split is Croatia’s second largest town, the old centre has a delightfully relaxed, intimate feel. Its seafront cafes, spread along the palm-lined promenade, have a distinctly Mediterranean ambience.
The old town feels like an open museum - the medieval buildings built into the structure of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, so that corridors have become streets, and rooms are now entire houses.
Today, some three thousand people still live within the old town ensuring that it feels very much alive, its friendly, vibrant atmosphere proving infectious to its visitors.
There are some attractive beaches around Split, ensuring that sunseekers don’t miss out. To the west of the town is the Marjan Peninsula, with its mountain churches and botanic gardens.
Split is a fantastic base for exploring central Dalmatia. Ferries depart from the port for the beautiful islands of Brac and Hvar, which can be visited on a day-trip. Just 15 miles to the north lies the beautifully preserved walled island city of Trogir, which can be reached by land or by the convenient taxi boat service. Its atmospheric palaces and narrow streets overhung by ornate balconies are an idyllic contrast to the hustle and bustle of Split.
Connections : Ferry/catamaran services depart from Split for the islands of Hvar and Brac.
Spending a two or three centre holiday combining Split with Hvar or Brac allows you to experience Croatia’s history and natural beauty. You can combine a stay on one or both of these islands with a visit to Split for a fantastic two or three centre holiday, combining sightseeing with relaxation.
Transfers and Distances
Split Airport to Split centre: 30km approx 35 minutes (Car).
Average Temperatures in Split Region