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The second largest city in Croatia.
Split combines the best of Croatia's laid back beach vibe with commerce and night life.

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Split Sights

A popular destination for travelers in Croatia, Dalmatia and the Adriatic and the capital of Central Dalmatia, Split was home to the Roman Emperor Diocletian. 17 centuries ago Diocletian built the vast palace complex on Split's waterfront that still stands today. Several of our options for hotels in Split sit within the 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 cafes you'll find in the narrow streets. But to get the most out of your time visiting Split, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide.

Split Tourism

When you travel to Split you'll see that it's a center for Dalmatian and Croatian culture. It really is one of the vibrant cities of the Adriatic. Croatian cuisine is ample here. And it's very delicious, especially the grilled meats and seafood. From restaurants to museums, beaches, coffee houses and friendly locals, your Croatian holiday will be delightful. Staying in Split is also a good starting point for travel around Croatia. No wonder Split is such a popular Croatian holiday option. It has everything from adventure to relaxation. Your trip to Split will be what you make it.

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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 some of the walls of the rooms. Talk about staying in a piece of history! Our accommodation choices in Split range from centrally located cozy 3 star hotels and apartments, to B&Bs and boutique 4 star hotels in historic buildings and 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.

Things to do in Split

Split is ideally placed for an overnight stop to and from Hvar island and ferries leave from Split port 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 included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

Zagreb City Host and Adriatic Destination Manager

What I love about Split...

“What I love most about Split is that this is a city which has it all. A long and interesting history, ancient monuments, a small city centre in traditional stone built style, but at the same time big city advantages - accesible transportation to anywhere, great shopping places, night clubs, markets... Want a beach day? The beach is 10 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 problems". ”

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 make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Croatia Tours

8 Days Southern Dalmatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split

With 7 nights in Croatia it is best to concentrate on the southern part of the country, the Dalmatian coast. Start in Dubrovnik, often described as the Pearl of the Adriatic. From there travel up the coast to Split with some time to see the Diocletian's Palace. Then take a ferry to Hvar, 'Europe's sunniest island'. Finish in Trogir, an ancient walled town close to Split. read full itinerary

One Week Croatia Honeymoon: Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split

Croatia could just be the perfect honeymoon destination. Clear blue sea, incredible views, fantastic food. You'll get all of that on this week-long Adriatic honeymoon itinerary that includes the historic coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as some relaxation on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. read full itinerary

Croatia Christmas Markets Tour

You might not immediately think "Croatia" when you're thinking about Europe's Christmas Markets but Zagreb has won best Christmas market in Europe two years in a row already and is looking good for a repeat performance. Split and Dubrovnik are upping their game too and the locals are loving it. Altogether Croatia gives you the perfect recipe for advent with a little sunshine. read full itinerary

11 Days Dalmatian Coast & Islands Tour: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar & Trogir

With 11 days we still feel it is best to concentrate your travels on the southern part of Croatia, the Dalmatian coast. After Dubrovnik, 'the Pearl of the Adriatic' you will take a ferry to the island of Korcula, once home to Marco Polo. From there, another ferry to the history-packed and sun-soaked island of Hvar. After a ferry to Split, where with a stop to see the Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace the trip ends in Trogir, an ancient walled town on the coast nearby. read full itinerary

Croatia Itinerary: Top to Bottom in 11 Days

Get a real flavor of Croatia on this 11 day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik seeing all of the country's highlights and tasting the very best of its regional cuisines. You'll visit Rovinj, Plitvice, Split and Hvar along the way, giving a real mix of scenery and sights. read full itinerary

11 Day South Croatia Coast and Islands Honeymoon

A truly relaxing honeymoon itinerary, with enough time in each of 4 places to see the very best of them with no stress. You'll see the coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as the islands of Korcula and Hvar. read full itinerary

A Foodie Exploration of Croatia

Croatia's got some amazing food and wine and this 12 day tour will introduce you to the very best of it all. From Dubrovnik to Zagreb you'll taste things you'll be reminiscing about for years to come. read full itinerary

Tours of Croatia and neighboring countries

12 Days Honeymoon in Venice & Southern Croatia

The perfect honeymoon combination: Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world coupled with the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Marvel at the majesty of Venice. Be awestruck by the beauty of Dubrovnik. Relax on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. Wander in the cosy backstreets of the old city of Split. read full itinerary

Rome and the Jewels of the Adriatic

A 2 week Greatest Hits tour. Start out by seeing the splendor of Rome, also ideal for flight connections to the US. From there it's a short flight across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik, the first of three Croatian classic destinations. Some island time on Hvar follows, then Split, essentially a Roman emperor's retirement palace. The final stop is Venice, reached by another short flight. read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Budapest, Prague & Croatia

Combine some of our most popular destinations this two week itinerary. You'll have some time in two of Central Europe's most beautiful and enjoyable cities then some seaside relaxation as you head to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To top it all off, all 5 of Budapest, Prague, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split are on the UNESCO World Heritage List! read full itinerary

Adriatic Adventure - Croatia and Venice in 2 Weeks

Experience the very best of the Adriatic coast, from its Pearl, to its Queen. Starting in Dubrovnik over 2 weeks, you'll have some island time on Hvar and go Roman in Split – and that's just the first week! Next see the spectacular Plitvice Lakes before spending a few days in old-Venetian coastal town of Rovinj. Then finish up in La Serenissima itself, Venice! read full itinerary

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