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Split


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The second largest city in Croatia. Combine the best of Dalmatia's laid back beach vibe with commerce and night life.
A popular destination for travelers in Croatia, Split was home to the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Seventeen centuries ago, Diocletian built the vast palace complex on Split's waterfront that still stands today, in order to retire near his hometown. Several of our accommodation options sit within the ancient walls. There's now an embankment in front of the palace, but the water used to go right up to the wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a bustling pedestrian promenade. This will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Split. You'll also find Split's UNESCO-listed Old Town within the walls. It's a pedestrian-only maze that is easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who knows what romantic cafés you'll find in the narrow streets? To get the most out of your time visiting Split, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide.
When you travel to Split, you'll see that it's a center for Dalmatian and Croatian culture. One of the Adriatic's most vibrant cities, it can also be one of the most delicious, thanks to ample Croatian food focusing on grilled meats and seafood. From restaurants to museums, plus beaches, cafes, and friendly locals, your Croatian vacation will be delightful thanks to a stop here. Staying in Split is also a good starting point for travel around Croatia. No wonder Split is such a popular Croatian vacation option, it has everything, from adventure to relaxation.

What we love about Split

Ivana

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

Split's hustle and bustle give it a true charm. Everything is loud, and the people are always friendly and smiling. Getting lost in the 'ghetto' as the locals like to call the center, is the best way to explore the town. Have a walk up to Marjan Hill for some amazing views, and treat yourself with a cold beer on Matejuska Pier while watching the sunset.

Lidija

Trip Planner

What I love most about Split is that it's a city that has it all. A long and interesting history, ancient monuments, a small city centre built in a traditional stone style, but at the same time, the advantages of a big city - easily accessible transportation to anywhere, great shopping places, night clubs, and markets. Want a beach day? The beach is ten minutes away. Want a hiking/biking nature day? Marjan Hill is around the corner. Most of all, I love the city atmosphere and the relaxed way of life; the most used words here are "take it slow" and "no problem."

Antonija

Split/Trogir City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

I love Split, not only because I was born there and have many nice memories, but because I find it Croatia's most unique city, and a place with real soul. Unique for its temperament, atmosphere, energy, and sense of humor. Split is a pretty compact town, so within the short walking distance of its core - impressive Diocletian's Palace - you can find the forested Marjan Hill park, many beaches, and enjoy easy access to many Dalmatian islands. You can find pretty much anything in Split.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Split

Spend some time in Split on a tour that takes in other cities in Croatia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Split and other destinations throughout Croatia and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Split

With one exception, the Le Meridien resort, all the hand-picked Split accommodation options we offer are either inside or very close to the walls of Diocletian's Palace, with some of them even making use of the centuries-old stone walls of the Palace itself to form its own walls. Talk about staying in a piece of history! Our accommodation choices in Split range from cozy, centrally located 3-star hotels and apartments, to B&Bs and boutique 4-star hotels in historic buildings, plus a 5-star seafront resort for those who prefer to be away from the hum of the city. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary, we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Luxury Resort Hotel
Resort-style hotel in peaceful surroundings with a pool and all the trappings you'd expect of a 5-star yet just a 15 minute walk to the action in Split's historic old town.
Central Luxury Apartments
A luxurious option in Split in the very heart of Diocletian's palace!
Small Heritage Hotel
A very nicely decorated and charming hotel within walking distance of the city center.

Things to do in Split

Split is ideally placed for an overnight stop to and from Hvar, and ferries leave from Split heading in many directions, but stay a little longer and you'll be surprised at what lays beyond those historic city walls. Day trips to Krka and Plitvice National Parks, rafting on the Cetina river, or even a day-long boat trip to several nearby islands are all options worth considering. When we send you your customized itinerary, you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package.
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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Split vacation packages, based on 94 reviews
Review by Susan, Artin, Liana & Sasco

Susan, Artin, Liana & Sasco

California

It is hard to choose a favorite experience because the entire trip exceeded our expectations. This was a trip our family will remember forever. We had a perfect balance of relaxation and excursions. JayWay Travel is the only reason our trip was as great as it was. We can't imagine planning another trip without JayWay Travel.

It is hard to choose a favorite experience because the entire trip exceeded our expectations. This was a trip our family will remember forever. We had a perfect balance of relaxation and excursions. JayWay Travel is the only reason our trip was as great as it was. We can't imagine planning another trip without JayWay Travel.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Miki & Steve

Miki & Steve

Wisconsin

Absolutely go with JayWay Travel - everyone is kind, helpful, and the price is right. No hidden fees and no pressure to book certain activities. It was very customized and felt that we always had someone we could go to for any help needed.

Absolutely go with JayWay Travel - everyone is kind, helpful, and the price is right. No hidden fees and no pressure to book certain activities. It was very customized and felt that we always had someone we could go to for any help needed.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Haeree, Kee & Emerald

Haeree, Kee & Emerald

We were very glad to find JayWay Travel to have arrange our trip to Croatia.

We were very glad to find JayWay Travel to have arrange our trip to Croatia.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split
Rating :
4.8 / 5

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Split

How much should I expect to spend in Split?
A proper meal with a drink costs around $20 per person. Tickets for museums vary between $3 and $8 per person.
How can I get around Split?
Split's center is small, and its sights can easily be visited on foot.
Is Split safe?
As with the rest of Croatia, Split is safe, but keep an eye out for your belongings in crowded areas and beaches.
How long should I stay in Split?
We recommend at least two nights, potentially more if you want to take day trips.
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