Split

Plan your Travels to Split

You have landed in Split. The warmth of the Mediterranean cli­mate seems to say that your long-awaited vacation has finally begun. You enjoy walking through the narrow streets of the old part of the city and they tell you that it used to be the palace of an em­peror. However, you surprise them because you have already read a lot about the palace. They welcome you to Split, Dalmatia. You ask yourself, Dalmatia – what is it? We are in Croatia, aren’t we? Let us explore a centuries-old mystery. Let us go back to distant history.

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split is a vibrant destination with the opportunity to get to know authentic daily life and friendly locals, spend time on beautiful beaches, and discover some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman architecture. 

The story of Split began when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace for his retirement days here, on a peninsula close to the great Roman city of Salona. Many centuries later, that palace and the city that was born within its walls was to become part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Walking around this ancient city is like travelling through time, from antique-era Aspalathos to modern day Split. You will enjoy outstanding architecture, visiting museums and numerous events. At the same time, Split will absorb you into its special state of mind.

Don’t miss all our trips, such as the Game of Thrones Tour, Small Ship Cruises and Dalmatian hinterland Tours or Half day Trogir Tour.

Trip to Split FAQs

What is the best time to visit Diocletian’s Palace?

Diocletian’s Palace is worth visiting anytime, but the evening hours are particularly enchanting without the crowds that fill it during the day. Enjoy the magical atmosphere by relaxing on the steps that lead to the Peristyle, the Old City’s main square, and the former central courtyard of the palace. Grab a coffee or a glass of wine from one of the charming cafes, soaking it all in with the magnificent Corinthian columns softly lit in pink while music softly plays in the background. 

What are the essential sights to see in Split?

The No. 1 attraction in Split is Diocletian’s Palace but there are several essential sights within the historic complex. Be sure to see the Cathedral of St. Domnius. Built over the late 3rd and early 4th centuries, it’s the oldest of its kind in the world and includes a more than 190-foot-high gothic-style bell tower that can be climbed for a panoramic view. St. Duje Cathedral on Peristyle Square, the Temple of Jupiter, and the palace cellars should also not be missed. Other essentials include the Green Market, Bacvice Beach, and Marjan Hill where you’ll find one of the best sunset views around.

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Matilda Your Croatia Expert

How many days do you need in Split?

You can see most of the highlights in Split over two days, but ideally, you’ll have three or four. Thanks to the city’s central location, there is a long list of fantastic day trips that can be enjoyed from here, including medieval Trogir, the famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, and other nearby islands like Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Solta. On your first day, you might explore the palace, people watch along the Riva promenade, and sample the delicious food and wine. On the second day, visit the museums and galleries, check out the beaches, and perhaps enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, or hiking.

Is there any adventure activities in Split?

With wonderful parks, back alleys and bike-laned waterfront promenades, riding around Split is a great way to get some easy exercise and see the sights at your own pace. Most agencies offer well-maintained top name hybrid and mountain bikes. You can also rent Segway’s, electric bikes and even Trikke electric scooters. Favorite local rides are Marjan Hill Park, the big green hill that overlooks the city, which has a beach with changing booths, cafe’s and more at Bene; along the Riva, to the Western Promenade and then towards Mestrovic Gallery and the beaches below in the Meje neighborhood. From Split, you can be kayaking in 15 minutes on one of the many day trips from Bene at the end of Marjan Hill.

Is there any adventure on Islands from Split?

Croatia has more than 1,200 islands! An hour or less from Split are some of the best. Vis, only 60 miles from the Italian coast, takes several hours. Closed for decades as a military base (it was from here that Tito and the partisans fought against the Nazi’s) is the least touristy, with excellent beaches, charming towns and history back to the 4thC BC Solta is where the Emperor Diocletian chose to have his summer home. Bucolic, great sailing and biking and home to a singular olive, honey and wine tour. Hvar, an hour by catamaran, two by ferry, famous for its glitterati visitors and world­class party scene, has gorgeous Renaissance architecture as well as the oldest, continuously farmed agricultural plot on the planet in Stari Grad. Brac, with the best ferry service, just 45 minutes away, has Croatia’s most famous beach at Bol and much, much more. Korcula, less than 3 hours via catamaran, has great wine, Marco Polo, wild beaches, outstanding medieval architecture. Fast, safe, reliable in your own gorgeous speed­boat, or a small group tour, daily from Split. Such great choices!

Our Split Tour Packages

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From Dubrovnik’s city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 10-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast.

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Uncover Croatia’s stories through ancient sites, picturesque landscapes, and dynamic cityscapes. Join us on this unforgettable 9-day adventure to experience the true enchantment of Croatia.

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Unveiling Croatia’s Treasures: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 10 Days

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Journey through the captivating beauty of Croatia on an exhilarating 8-day itinenerary that takes you from the enchanting coastal city of Dubrovnik to the vibrant capital of Zagreb.

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Fall in love with Croatian cuisine on this unforgettable tasting adventure – Split Food Tour! Explore the heart of Old Town Split and its hidden gems.

Game of Thrones Tour – Split, Klis

Discover moreover, the best of both worlds: UNESCO World Heritage – Diocletian’s palace & Game of Thrones tour.

Catamaran Cruise Croatia

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Elegance south cruise from Split with M/S Invictus

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One-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split

Welcome to One-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, Croatia in the country with more than 1200 islands and islets!

One-way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik

Welcome to One-way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia in the country with more than 1200 islands and islets!

Discover Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik- 9 Days

Make the most of your next trip. Discover top-rated attractions you can’t miss. Cover the highlights of Croatia in this 9 day itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, you’ll make your way south to Dubrovnik.

Magnificent Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 7 days

This 7-day itinerary covers the highlights of magnificent Croatia, starting in the medieval city of Zagreb and ending in Gem of the Croatian south – Dubrovnik & Neretva Valley.

Explore Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 8 Days

Dare to discover the captivating nature of Croatia and travel through the incredibly turbulent history of the coastal cities.  Enjoy this complete 8-day itinerary covering the Best of Croatia from Dubrovnik to Zagreb.

Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 12 Days

Dare to discover the captivating nature of Croatia and travel through the incredibly turbulent history of the coastal cities. Enjoy this complete 12-day itinerary covering the Best of Croatia from Zagreb to Dubrovnik.

Charms of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 10 Days

Croatia is everything unexpected. Discover top-rated attractions and sights you can’t miss. Enjoy 10-day itinerary across Croatia covering the best attractions from Dubrovnik to Zagreb.

Best of Slovenia, Croatia, Herzegovina & Montenegro – 12 Days

Embark on a 12-Day Odyssey: Explore the Best of the Adriatic from Ljubljana to DubrovnikDelve into the allure of Croatia’s mesmerizing landscapes and navigate the rich tapestry of its coastal cities.

Classic Dalmatia: Split to Dubrovnik – 7 Days

This 7-day itinerary covers the highlights of Classic Dalmatia, starting in Split and ending in the medieval cities of Dubrovnik, a Gem of the Croatian south.

Luxury Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split – 10 Days

Discover top-rated attractions and sights you can’t miss. Enjoy the wine and food of the region by combining the land tour with the island tours in this amazing part of Croatia.

Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split – 10 Days

From Dubrovnik’s city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 10-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast.

Croatian Highlights: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 9 days

Embark with us in the exploration of this place of sun, sand, river, and the sea. Visit the incredible capital of Croatia, Zagreb, magnificent lakes Plitvice and other Croatian jewels under UNESCO’s heritage protection.

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 14 Days

Make the most of your next trip. Discover top-rated attractions and sights you can’t miss. Cover the highlights of Croatia in this two-week itinerary.

Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro – 9 Days

Embark on a unique journey of cultural fusion and historical richness with our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro private tour. Witness the enchanting blend of Eastern and Western influences in Bosnia, where diverse religions and traditions converge.

Best of Croatia and Slovenia – 14 Days

Explore the best of Best of Croatia & Slovenia in 14 Days! Visit the magical underworld in Postojna, admire lakes Bled and Plitvice national Park, taste local flavours of Istria!Embark on an exclusive adventure through Croatia and Slovenia with our Private Tour.

Enchanting Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 9 Days

Uncover Croatia’s stories through ancient sites, picturesque landscapes, and dynamic cityscapes. Join us on this unforgettable 9-day adventure to experience the true enchantment of Croatia.

Essence of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 8 Days

Join us for a remarkable exploration that encapsulates the essence of Croatia in just 8 unforgettable days.From the dynamic capital of Zagreb to the coastal allure of Dubrovnik, this 8-day journey showcases the country’s diverse landscapes, rich history, and culture.

Unveiling Croatia’s Treasures: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 10 Days

We invite you on an incredible journey through Croatia’s cultural and natural wonders. From the vibrant energy of Zagreb to the timeless allure of Dubrovnik, this 10-day exploration encompasses historical landmarks, stunning landscapes, and local charm.

Captivating Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 8 days

Journey through the captivating beauty of Croatia on an exhilarating 8-day itinenerary that takes you from the enchanting coastal city of Dubrovnik to the vibrant capital of Zagreb.

Split Food Tour

Fall in love with Croatian cuisine on this unforgettable tasting adventure – Split Food Tour! Explore the heart of Old Town Split and its hidden gems.

Game of Thrones Tour – Split, Klis

Discover moreover, the best of both worlds: UNESCO World Heritage – Diocletian’s palace & Game of Thrones tour.

Catamaran Cruise Croatia

Spacious, bright, and high-performance Lagoon 450F offers all enjoyment on the sea, whether sailing or at the anchor.Together with its crew, it will bring you to complete relaxation combined with comfort and safety.

Elegance south cruise from Split with M/S Invictus

Sailing from one island to another in the southern Adriatic Sea will introduce you to the secrets and mysteries of the Croatian coast, home to a thousand islands and beautiful cities and their rich history.

One-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split

Welcome to One-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, Croatia in the country with more than 1200 islands and islets!

One-way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik

Welcome to One-way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia in the country with more than 1200 islands and islets!