A city for everyone, Split has the beaches, nightlife, culture and cuisine to create an unforgettable holiday to Croatia. Explore the rustic streets of the Old Town or take a day trip to a nearby island, a trip to Dalmatia’s largest city can be spent however you please. No matter what you plan, the unique atmosphere and the Croatian sun will leave you with happy memories of the stunning coastal city.BeachesA city surrounded mainly by water, Split’s location benefits from plenty of great beaches. Bacvice beach is the city’s main beach, which also doubles up as a venue for occasional party events. Znjan pebble beach is a top pick for topping up your tan and watching the breath-taking sunset in the evening. Away from the lively city centre, Bene beach is a hidden gem surrounded by lush greenery for a laid-back day of sunshine.Food & DrinkSplit’s local cuisine is something you can’t miss. Apart from the seafood dishes which are delightfully fresh from the coast, a must-try traditional dish is the Croatian stew. Pasticada is a beautifully marinated, roast beef stew served with pasta or gnocci, but if you are a fish lover, gregada is for you - a domestic fish stew with parsley, potatoes and succulently fresh fish. For those with a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat. Croatians love homemade cakes and desserts, but in the region of Dalmatia, rozata is the classic sweet that is still prominent in Split today.CultureHistoric buildings, museums and landmarks, Split has an abundance of culture within its walls. One attraction which stands out is the statue of Gregory of Nin, located outside of the Diocletian Palace. This piece of art is believed to have powers, where if you rub the statue’s big toe, it will bring you good luck. NightlifeHowever you like to spend your holiday evenings, there is a place in Split just for you. Lvxor is a quaint bar where you can sit outdoors and appreciate the street musicians with a refreshment in hand. If you’re on a budget, Charlies Bar is known among the student travellers for being cheap and cheerful with a buzzing atmosphere. As the evening draws into night, Central Club and inBOX Bar are the recommended club venues to party through to the early hours.Important InformationFlight Time: 3 hoursTime Difference: +1hrCurrency: Croatian KunaOfficial Language: Croatian
The hottest time of year in Split is June to August, when highs reach 27°C to 30°C. If you prefer it warm but not too scorching, May, September and October are the best months to go, reaching highs of 20°C to 25°C. November and March are cooler only reaching highs of 14°C or 15°C and December to February see highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C.
Things To Do on Split Holidays
Explore the Old Town Wander the charming cobbled streets, narrow alleys and take in the architecture. The Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral of Saint Dominus are wonderful historic buildings to explore in the Old Town, with the cathedral also featuring a bell tower, perfect for admiring the panoramic views of Split. Make sure to visit Pazar, the local food market, to take a look at the what the rural residents of Split have to offer.Adventure DalmatiaWith plenty of thrilling options to choose from, Adventure Dalmatia is a great organisation which will provide an exciting twist to your holiday. Biking, hiking, canoeing, canyoning and even paintballing are waiting for you to get stuck in to. See the sights of the greener surrounding areas of Split whilst taking part in adrenaline filled activities.Hajduk Split gameIf you are a football fan, try to get to a Hajduk Split home match. Held at Stadion Poljud, you can revel in the awesome structure, sometimes referred to as the Poljud Beauty. With a seating capacity of 35,000 and fans renowned for their loyalty and liveliness, a game at the Hajduk Split’s stadium is an experience that will stay with you forever.Island day tripsOne of Split’s brilliant features is its port, where copious amounts of people visit to travel to different islands every day. Plan a day where you visit one or more of these islands to experience the diverse Croatian culture. Brac island is one of the most popular, holding the famous Zlanti Rat beach, with stunning white sand, perfect for relaxing. Havr is a more elegant pick, a bustling town of glitz and glamour. For authentic Croatian countryside, head over to Vis island for pure, natural tranquillity.