Top attractions in Split
Top Tours & Activities in Split
Split, Croatia is often viewed as a base-city for island hopping day trips, but its buzzing Dalmatian culture begs a second look. The city is a fascinating nexus of tradition and stylish modernity, and its beautiful coastline of course doesn’t hurt either.
This gigantic ancient fortress should be your first stop in Split. The entire city center is ruins of this incredible complex that today houses bars, restaurants, and shops.
The beautifully maintained park is perfect for an afternoon walk or bike ride, a change from the bustling city.
This museum is quality over quantity. Seeing works by the great 20th century sculptor displayed in such a naturally beautiful environment makes the trip outside of town worth it.
The structure is almost unchanged since its consecration in the 7th century, and nowhere else in Split will you find the view at the top of the bell tower.
This beautiful building is home to the best entertainment in the city. The opera house’s hidden gem is the Sustipan venue, an outdoor spot perfect for a drink under the stars.
Festival Zabavne Glazbe Split is a pop music festival that has, and continues to feature, the best Croatian artists since 1960.
Take the ferry a couple hours south of Split to the island city Hvar. Stay a night or two to explore the city’s restaurants, marinas, museums, galleries, and cafes.
Another island is Brac, a place known for producing the white stone that the White House is made of. Wander through the abandoned stone villages in the center of the island.
There are a variety of boat trips to the ancient city of Dubrovnik, a stunning city of history surrounded by the shimmering beauty of the Adriatic.
The trains aren’t as reliable in this part of Europe, but don’t be afraid of the local buses. They’re clean, safe, and amazingly well connected.
If you do rent a car, be aware that laws, especially about talking on the phone, are strictly enforced. And if you prefer automatic cars, be sure to let the rental company know while booking.
It’s totally cool to go topless at most of these beaches, but use discretion. Ninety percent of Croatians are Catholic and some islands are still very religious, like Vrbnik, for example.
- CurrencyCroatian Kuna (kn)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+385
- Best time to visitJuly and August are popular months to visit for the beach weather, but if you can go before the season gets underway, you can find lower prices, fewer crowds, and some great festivals.
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What people are saying about Split
The guide was fantastic and looked out for all of us during the trip, making sure things were all okay. The scenary was gorgeous and the waterfalls were an amazing sight. Looking forward to return to beautiful Croatia.
Excellent trip though would have liked less time in Mostar to have more time in medjegourje as beautiful place but not enough time there. All guides and driver were excellent.
Boran, our guide made the journey extremely enjoyable. The trip itself was already worthy of the money, but the guide's knowledge of Split and Croatia, his explanation of the society and history had made this trip doubly enjoyable. Definitely highly recommended!
Well organized day where we started with the blue cave. Around 10 min inside the cave itself. Then, we rode to different islands, swam a bit in a lagoon and visited different islands. Tight schedule as we wish to spend more time in Hvar for instance, rather than going already to another island. But great day!
Steve our guide gave us 1 sentace information about each cave and island. We are history buffs and were looking for more. When we asked him questions he had little information. Also his English was poor for being a guide. He never offered us bottled water or snorkeling equipment like it said in the itinerary . When we went below to change out of wet clothes near the end , we found a bag of snorkel gear and a case of water. Would recommend the tour with another guide. His boat was great and he was a good skipper. Remember to eat a small breakfast before going as its 1 1/2 hours to the first island of fast bumpy ride.