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Whether it's Split's sun-kissed spot on the Adriatic Sea, or the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, it's not hard to see why Split is one of Croatia's most popular tourist attractions. The city's most iconic attraction is Diocletian's Palace, which was built around the turn of the 4th century by the Roman emperor, Diocletian (which he built in preparation for his retirement).

During the 20th century, Split grew in prominence, especially as Yugoslavia's major seaport. When Croatia declared its independence of Yugoslavia in 1991, Split became the site of occasional violence. Today, however, it is a peaceful and remarkable city, where the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea is complemented by the historic architecture of Old Town.



Sights and Activities

  • Marjan hill - Beautiful Marjan hill is also known as lungs of the town. You can enjoy nature and the best view of old town and islands.
  • Riva - Split main promenade
  • Saint Duje cathedral -
  • Split-Vranjic Aquarium - Newly built aquarium in the north harbour part of the town
  • Bacvice sandy beach - Split is the town of many beaches but the Bacvice sandy beach is most famous. There are many caffe bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the area. ''Picigin'', which is a famous water recreation sport originating from Split, is often played on this beach (even during winter monthes).
  • Split city museum -
  • Peristil - Roman square in front of Saint Duje cathedral - one of the main tourist sights in town and a stage for many cultural events (Split summer games and similar).
  • Vestibul - Rectangular on the outside and oval on the inside, Vestibul is an ancient imperial antechamber preserved in appearance to the present day.

Old Town

The Old Town with Diocletian's Palace is on the Unesco World Heritage List and makes for a great half day to wander around and enjoy a gelato or coffee at one of many places available.



Events and Festivals

Split Olympic Sailing Week

March in Split sees the arrival of the beautiful people and their equally beautiful yachts for a week of racing along Croatia’s southern coast. People-watching and celebrity-spotting are favorites at this time.

Split Summer Festival

The Split Summer Festival is an open-air feast of plays, concerts, operas, and ballet performances taking place July and August in Diocletian’s Palace, the Basement Halls and many other venues. Outdoor stages are set up for international and Croatian artists and musicians, and the festival attracts a large number of overseas visitors.




Split has a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny and dry summers and mild but wet winters. Temperatures are usually around 28 °C to 32 °C during the summer months of June to September and 10-14 °C during winter (December - February). Nights average around 20 °C during summer and are still well above zero during winter. Most rain (snow is rare) falls during the winter months.

Avg Max10.2 °C11 °C13.7 °C17.4 °C22.5 °C26.7 °C29.8 °C29.5 °C25.1 °C20 °C14.9 °C11.5 °C
Avg Min5.3 °C5.5 °C7.6 °C10.8 °C15.2 °C18.8 °C21.6 °C21.5 °C18.1 °C14.1 °C9.9 °C6.8 °C
Rainfall77.9 mm64.8 mm63.5 mm62 mm54.9 mm50.8 mm27.6 mm42.7 mm66.9 mm78.1 mm111.9 mm105.1 mm
Rain Days11.



Getting There

By Plane

Split Airport (SPU) offers a range of flights. Croatia Airlines flies to/from Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Zagreb and Zürich. Several lowcost airlines serve the city as well, with destinations including Bristol, Geneva, London and Milan with Easyjet and many other airlines serve cities like Copenhagen, Vienna, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Moscow, Prague and Luxembourg.

By Train

There are no direct international connections, but there are several daily trains to Zagreb (5.5 hours overnight trains take 8.5 hours), Zadar (3.5 hours) and Šibenik (1.5 hours).

By Car

Split is connected with Zagreb and the rest of the Central Europe via A1 highway. There is also a famous Adriatic route from Rijeka to Dubrovnik (including Split) with best views on Adriatic coast.

By Bus

Buses connect Split to almost all major cities and towns in Croatia, including Zagreb, Rijeka (8 hours), Zadar (3 hours), Dubrovnik (4.5 hours) and Pula (10 hours). There are also many international connections, like the ones to Basel, Berlin, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Trieste, Sarajevo and Mostar. To Mostar there are about 7 daily buses, Sarajevo has 4 buses a day, and Belgrade and Ljubljana daily. Further away, buses usually go once or several times a week.

By Boat


  • Jadrolinija between Split and Ancona.
  • From Pescara, crossings by ferry arrive in Split, but only during the summer months of June to September. Check Jadrolinija or SNAV for details.
  • SEM Maritime Company between Ancona and Split
  • Jadrolinija from Rijeka to Split and continuing to Dubrovnik and Bari (Italy)

Jadrolinija is the main ferry company with connections between its many islands and coastal towns. Split tours is the main operator for the area around Split (Hvar and Vis), but of course Jadrolinija has domestic connections from Split as well.
For a full overview check this ferries website.
For all other domestic connections from Split visit Adrialines for full timetables.



Getting Around

By Public Transport

There are several useful bus lines available within Split including the one to the Roman ruins north of the city and the bus to Trogir, about 45 minutes away, which also travels via the airport.

It is a little known fact that there is a local suburban railway service between Split and Kaštel Stari at the shore of Kaštelanski Zaljev (Kastelanski bay).

By Foot

Although Split is a large city, the places of interest for travellers are in the central core area, including the Old Town and the places adjacent to the Old Town, like the harbour, boulevard and Marjan Hill.

By Bike

There aren't many bycile paths in the town but it is possible to reach all the sights with bike. Rent a bike and enjoy beautiful biking along Split's waterfront (Riva), continue to Marjan hill (approximately 7 km), climb to the top of the hill for great view on the Split town and surrounding islands. You can bike to the east side, along the coast to nearby village of Stobrec. Another great option from Split is to take a day tour to nearby islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar or Vis. You can take the bike on a regular ferry (they leave approximately every couple of hours in the summer season) and bike along quite roads and charming villages, explore great beaches and restaurants and return in the evening to Split!

Hajduk Split mural

Hajduk Split mural

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The most famous local delicates is Soparnik. It originates from nearby Poljica region (formerly known as Poljička Republika or Republic of Poljica in the Middle Ages). It is a dough filled with chard and baked in the fireplace. On top comes olive oil and garlic. You can find it on Pazar (green market).

Italian influences dominate on Croatia's coast, amongst the best are; Risotto with tender white scampi or black calamari, a dish beloved by all Croatians. A wide selection of salumi, magnificent Istrian and Dalmatian hams (Dalmatinski pršut - comparable to Parma or Speck) and cheese from the island of Pag, are well worth trying, as are the large varieties of excellent Croatian wines and beers.

Do not miss Dalmatian pašticada s njokama (Gnocchi).

Please note; in a world suffocating under the weight of processed foods, Croatia's coastal cuisine is unique in that most of its produce is organic.

Ćevapi or Ćevapčići (diminutive), are small grilled rolls of minced beef, pork, or lamb, or a combination of any of these three. Usually served with chopped onions, Kajmak (similar to clotted cream) or Ajvar (a relish made from bell peppers, aubergines, garlic and chilli). Ćevapi are traditional Bosnian dish and they are popular across the Balkans.

Split's eateries are to be found in a variety of settings, ranging from the romantic to the vibrant. It isn’t difficult to enjoy superb food and wine in a classical environment with good friends and/or family.

Plenty of fast food joints between the Old Town and the bus station.




Dalmatia is well known for its world class wines, but when in Split it is a must to try soda drinks called Pipi and Orela, produced by local beverage manufacturer Dalmacijavino.

Lots of outdoor cafés are to be found along the Riva seafront.




There is a wide variety of private accommodation available in Split, as well as a few hostels. Some of the best prices can probably be obtained by going to the bus station or ferry terminal and haggling with the many people there offering accommodation - even fairly late at night, there are still many people offering beds.


Ada ApartmentDrziceva 19Apartment82
AdriaPoljicka Cesta BajniceHostel82
Adriatic HostelStari Pazar 2Hostel79
Ana & Miki GuesthousePalmina 54Guesthouse80
Ana RoomsTomica stine 2apartment-
Apart-Hostel StipeGrljevačka 3b 21312 Split-Podstranaapartment-
Apartement RokoRokova 20aapartment-
Apartman IrisVukasoviceva 23Apartment85
Apartman LorenaSredmanuska 13Apartment80
Apartman SimbolBosanska 9Apartment84
Apartmant LeoRokova 16Apartment86
Apartmants MarkoMihovilova sirina 9apartment-
Apartment MarinBana Josipa Jelacica 1apartment-
Apartment D&MRendiæeva 4Apartment-
Apartment DalmatinoPriora Petra 8Apartment-
Apartment de LuxIstarska 18apartment-
Apartment DenisObrov 10Apartment78
Apartment DjanovicDominisova 9 ( 1st floor)apartment87
Apartment DobrićDobrić 16Apartment-
Apartment EmilyRadunica 25Apartment84
Apartment JohnnyPenica 1Apartment-
Apartment KateLukačićeva 5 PeristilGuesthouse-
Apartment Maria SplitBozidara Pericica 8Apartment67
Apartment NinaMatice Hrvatske 56Apartment83
Apartment PaskoVijugasta 2Apartment-
Apartment PetricevicSenjska Street 58apartment84
Apartment Radanpoljana stare gimnazije 1apartment-
Apartment RokovaRokova 64Apartment82
Apartment RubicDvornikova 4Apartment-
Apartment SandyTrg Frane Tuđmana 3apartment-
Apartment Split FiruleHektoroviceva 34Apartment-
Apartment SuziRokova 20Apartment88
Apartment TonkaPut Plokita 30Apartment84
Apartments - BudimirKninska 22apartment-
Apartments GunjacaMatice hrvatske 47Apartment-
Apartments LeticiaKamenita 52Apartment-
Apartments MarmontK. Toncica 6apartment-
Apartments MeriPriora Petra 7Apartment-
B&B Hotel Kastel - 1700Mihovilova sirina 5Hotel-
B&B Three Turtles HostelRackoga 12.Hostel-
Balic ApartmentDvornikova 10Apartment-
Beach HostelViska 9Hostel91
Beach Pad49 Put Firule, SplitApartment-
Best Apartment ZdenkaMatice Hrvatske 100Apartment-
BrunoKraj Sv.Luke 2Guesthouse89
Budget Split ZvoneAdamova 5 Narodni Trg 13Apartment-
Bulovic GuesthouseZagrebacka 23Guesthouse86
Bungalow BacviceBungalow Bacvice, Viska 5hostel-
CecilijaBuliceva 4 HR21000Apartment-
CroParadiseCulica Dvori 31Hostel87
Dalmatian Villas LivanjskaLivanjska 6Guesthouse77
Ela GuesthouseMaruliceva 1Guesthouse-
EmaTararina 9Apartment81
Eros HostelMatice hrvatske 86aHostel76
Exclusive CentreKlaićeva poljana 1Apartment85
Garden's Apartments & Rooms in Split - Old TownSolurat 22 Palmina 11hostel-
Giovanna GuesthouseDon Petra Katunariæa 53, Kaštel LukšiæGuesthouse82
Guesthouse FraneJelaciceva 1 Trg republikeGuesthouse83
Guesthouse MilaPoljana Grgura Ninskog 1Guesthouse-
Guesthouse MilisaTolstojeva 33Guesthouse83
Guesthouse NivesMaruliceva 6Apartment-
Guesthouse PalmaPalmina 59Guesthouse84
Guesthouse ZaraSinovciceva 1Guesthouse85
Guesthouse ZuvanA.G.Matosa 41Guesthouse83
Hostel AntonioZadarska 7Guesthouse81
Hostel BestSinjska 2Hostel-
Hostel D&DObrov 10Hostel-
Hostel DioklecijanPriora Petra, 8Hostel-
Hostel ManuelaRadmilovica 14Hostel80
Hostel PalaceGrgura Ninskog 1apartment-
Hostel SpinutSpinutska bbHostel-
Hostel Split Mediterranean HouseVukasoviceva 21Hostel88
Hostell Nikollakovacica 6Hostel89
Hostelsplit - Als PlaceKruziceva 10Hostel87
Hotel DujamVelebitska 27hotel-
House SandraNincevica 11Guesthouse86
In the PalaceHrvojeva 9apartment-
Inchy RoomsKrešimirova 3Guesthouse89
Kamena LodgeDon Petra Perosa 20 Mravincehostel-
Kuzma RoomsSplit, Kuzmanica 8Guesthouse-
LavandaStari pazar 2Apartment85
LerOVijugasta 16 Marijanski put 7Hostel88
Maja apartmentUl. Slobode 4Apartment-
Matic ApartmentsGospinica 30Apartment81
MementoBabina 1Apartment-
Milla RoomsPojišanska 12 Split,21 000Guesthouse-
Old Town ApartmantBernardinova 4apartment-
Perkovic ApartmaniPut Resnika bb Kastel Stafilic, ResnikApartment82
Peruzovic RoomsPlinarska 11, SplitGuesthouse91
Placida HostelSinjska 2hostel-
Pletkovic HostelPoljana Kneza Trpmira 1Hostel86
Private Accommodation RaspudicTolstojeva 33Guesthouse84
Rakuljic ApartmentsDuboka 2 Krilo JeseniceApartment-
Rodic apartmentMatice Hrvatske 82Apartment-
Room ArchieZadarska 3Apartment83
Room SandaRendiceva 26Guesthouse83
Rooms DamiraTararina 2.apartment83
Rooms GeorgeDuplancica dvori 21Guesthouse-
Rooms GorkyMatice Hrvatske 86Guesthouse-
Rooms LauraSlaviceva 1Guesthouse79
Rooms MarinaBan Mladenova 17guesthouse-
Rooms NenaMatice hrvatske 88Apartment75
Rooms TomicSplit, Senjska 33Guesthouse86
Silver Central HostelKralja Tomislava 1Hostel85
Silver GateHrvojeva 6Hostel81
SimoniNa toć 4 Zlodrina Poljana b.b.Apartment-
Situs HostelStarceviceva 3Hostel91
Sobe SimoniZlodrina Poljana b.b.guesthouse-
Split Central ApartmentsPopovica 3Guesthouse82
Split Hostel booze & snooze8 Narodni TrgHostel80
Stonehouse AppartmentsRadunica 50Apartment-
Studio ApartmentPenića 7apartment-
Studio Apartment GoranKamenita 46Apartment84
Studio Apartment JohnnyPenica 1Apartment-
Studio at Diocletian's20 Dominisova (Level 2) Diocletian's Palaceapartment-
Suky ApartmentMatice Hrvatske 88-AApartment70
Vila AnkaVinodolska 13Guesthouse80
Villa Angela, SplitMatice Hrvatske 78Guesthouse-
Villa JavorVinine 1Apartment-
Villa Kameni CvitKrusevica Gumno 13Guesthouse-
Villa LuketaStrozanacka 48guesthouse-
Villa MarjelaJobova 5hostel-
Villa PlazibatIvankova 28 Hrvatskaguesthouse-
Villa SanjaIvasnjak 21317 Lokva RogoznicaGuesthouse86
Youth Hostel SplitSpinutska bb Split, 21000 Croatiahostel-
Ziggy Star in The CityDuplancica dvori 3Apartment-
Split hostel Fiesta SiestaKruziceva 5HOSTEL81
Apartments SplitMaruliceva 1Apartment-
Buzz Hostel - Split BeachSpinutska 37Hostel77
Old Town Hostel SplitDominisova 3Hostel85
Nirvana-RoomsDuplancica Dvori 3Apartment-
CroParadise Blue HostelRijecka 3 SplitHostel85
Kiss HostelIstarska 5HOSTEL80
Malena AccommodationsAdamova 3Apartment84
Best Youth-Apartmantpreradovićeva 9 krizice 5APARTMENT-
Apartman SaraZvizdina 6APARTMENT-
Bell tower HostelPoljana Grgura Ninskog 1Hostel-
Design Hostel Goli&BosiMorpurgova Poljana 2HOSTEL81
Split Guesthouse & HostelLovretska 1 SplitHOSTEL95
apartments MOREsv.Roka 38 MimiceApartment-
Apartments TomislavKriževa 31Apartment-
Apartment MladinaIvanjak bb Lokva Rogoznica (Omi)APARTMENT-
Rooms SobeSinjska 2/1Apartment84
Rooms PericicPut galije 1Hostel-
Rodrigo ApartmentsBOSANSKA 3Apartment-
Apartment SpalatoHektoroviceva 36Apartment-
OasisZajceva 16Apartment-
Apartment SilvanaBana Berislavica 15APARTMENT-
Apartment Split-CroatiaKresimirova 9Apartment-
Apartment PaskoVijugasta 2Apartment-
Split BackpackersKralja zvonimira 17Hostel85
Hostel SunseekersPoljana stare gimnazije 1HOSTEL85
Apartments StipanRadmiloviceva 11Apartment-
Studio Apartment JohnnyPenica 3Apartment79
Rooms StambukPoljana Kneza Trpimira 2GUESTHOUSE84
Gari ApartmentsDrananacAPARTMENT-
Tchaikovsky HostelUlica Petra Iliča Čajkovskog 4 (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Street No. 4)HOSTEL90
Wumi's B&B98 Matice HrvatskeGUESTHOUSE85
Terrace Guesthouse SplitKamenita bb 21000 SplitGUESTHOUSE78
Apartment Nikoenoina 17, 21000-SplitAPARTMENT-
PalminaPalmina 32Apartment-
Apartment JannaMarina Drziæa 23APARTMENT-
Hostel Split Wine GardenPoljana Tina Ujevica 3HOSTEL80
Apartment DaliaPod Kosom 6Apartment-
Apartment MarianiVijugasta 23Apartment-
Vana Apartment-RoomsSlaviceva 15Apartment-
Chill & SplitIstarska 16APARTMENT-
JR-ApartmentsDominisova 9Apartment-
Sunny Split ApartmentSlaviceva 32 Put Znjana 28cAPARTMENT-
Apartmani CentarTararina 4Apartment-
Park Hill Marjan ApartmentGajeva 9Apartment-
Apartmani JagodaKrste Odaka 21Apartment-
Apartments MateVinodolska 15Apartment-
Apartman Bepa-SplitDrvenicka 4Apartment-
Apartmani SandaVrzov Dolac 2Apartment-
Guesthouse LozaPervanova 13Guesthouse-
Super HorizontIVANKOVA 21Apartment-
Apartment SpalatinaVickotina 2Apartment-
NoNameMarjanski Put 13GUESTHOUSE83
Little Apartment - Marjan HillGorski Put 2Apartment-
Apartment ZrinkaSiriscevica 5Apartment-
Premi GuesthouseZadarska 7Hostel-
Rooms DamiraTararina 2. Ulica kralja Zvonimira 5Apartment-
3p PlanetKovacica 6APARTMENT-
Petra guest houseSlaviceva 15Apartment-
GovernmentMatice Hrvatske 88Hostel-
Silvergate Hostel6 HrvojevaHostel-
Apartment VarosPut Plokita 30 HrvatskaApartment-
Villa StipeOmis Riviera Lokva Rogoznica 21317APARTMENT-
Apartment GrubicSpinutska 19Apartment-
ArrowRijecka 18APARTMENT-
Guesthouse Old Town SplitBarica 3GUESTHOUSE-
Spalatus ApartmentsPetra Priora 8APARTMENT-
Mares ApartmentViska 9APARTMENT-
Apartments SpaladiumRadunica 17APARTMENT-
Apartment MihanovicZvonimirova 65APARTMENT-
Kameni ValKamenita 44APARTMENT84
Emado ApartmentIstarska 18APARTMENT-
Vanna ApartmentsSinjskaAPARTMENT-
Apartment Casa IvanMiliceva 27APARTMENT-
Apartman PoseidonHrvojeva 12APARTMENT83
Apartments KristinaMatice Hrvatske 88APARTMENT-
Backpackers FairytaleIstarska 3HOSTEL90
Diocletian's Palace HostelNepotova 4HOSTEL-
Firule CenterHektoroviceva 51GUESTHOUSE83
Diocletian's PalacePoljana Kraljice Jelene PeristilAPARTMENT-
Vanessa Old Town ApartmentsDobric 8,APARTMENT-
Apartment NadaWashingtonova 5APARTMENT-
Apartment in the City CentrePlinarska 7APARTMENT-
SeeSplitDioklecijanova 5APARTMENT-
Hostel EmilyPojisanska 12HOSTEL85
Apartment PinaPalmina 2APARTMENT-
Split Old Town Self Catering rooms and apartmentsSlaviceva 7 Slaviceva 7APARTMENT-
Diocletian's Palace RoomsNepotova 4GUESTHOUSE-
Deluxe Studio Apartment KettyDomovinskog Rata 46APARTMENT-
Sweet & CheapKneza Viseslava 14GUESTHOUSE-
Apartment AnamariDvornikova 8APARTMENT-
Split Clock TowerIspod ure 3 Apartment, suite, unit, buildiApartment-
Hostel Split Wine GardenPoljana Tina Ujevića 3Hostel-
Apartment KarlaKralja Zvonimira 42APARTMENT-
Apartman Laura SplitGajeva 5APARTMENT-
Ivan i IvanaMatice Hrvatske 28APARTMENT-
Apartment IssaVukovarska 3APARTMENT-
Stone House ZvoneTrogirska 4APARTMENT-
Traditional Old Town Stone HouseReica 11AAPARTMENT-
Hotel Jadran ZvoncacSustjepanska 23HOTEL-
Apartment SvagusaSiriscevica 9APARTMENT-
Central Rooms MiaApartment 50, Floor 13, Simiceva 11APARTMENT-
Apartment LeliGoriÄka 4APARTMENT-
Apartman NeraMatos¡eva 7APARTMENT-
NoemDordiceva 1APARTMENT84
Studio ManusManuska Poljana 13APARTMENT-
Apartment SpinutKas¡telanska 6APARTMENT-
Split Central Rooms near Sailing PortPojisanska StreetGUESTHOUSE84
Filipi Old Town ApartmentOmiska 2APARTMENT-
Barbara ApartmentRokova 68APARTMENT-
Apartment Sv. Luke 2Kraj Sv.Luke2APARTMENT-
Eco-Friendly AccommodationMile Gojsalic 15GUESTHOUSE-
New Nevena ApartmentHrvatske Mornarice 6APARTMENT-
Apinelo HostelPetrova 42HOSTEL92
Hostel Frat HouseGajeva 9aHOSTEL-
MarijanaRooseweltova 23, SplitAPARTMENT-
Zela Center ApartmentRijecka 4APARTMENT-
Apartman Kuca DamaManđerova 14APARTMENT-
Apartman DadoKneza Višeslava 20APARTMENT-
Apartment Maria & DianaDrvenicka 9APARTMENT-
Mara@ivanGospinica 1APARTMENT-
Split City Center: Close to the PalaceDrziceva 4APARTMENT-
Mlade RoomsMatice Hrvatske 19GUESTHOUSE-
Apartment AmoreVrh Lucac 15APARTMENT-
City square hostelNarodni trg 3Hostel-
VillaroseSenoina 9Hostel-
Apartment LeoGospinica 34Apartment-
Apartment SlavicaVelebitska 9Apartment-
Old Town Petrova AccommodationPetrova 40APARTMENT-
Aparman AndelaUlica Kralja Zvonimira 101APARTMENT-
Exclusive Split ****Obala kneza Branimira 6APARTMENT-
Anthea ApartmentsRokova ulica 20APARTMENT-
VickysJerina 1APARTMENT-
Apartman PirijaKralja Tomislava 1APARTMENT-
Villa Maria ExclusivePut Sv.Lovre 60APARTMENT-
Sailing CroatiaTolstojeva 16APARTMENT-
Apartments SolicBijankinijeva 9APARTMENT-
Apartment Orca SplitMatice Hrvatske 10APARTMENT-
Apartmans Old HouseRokova 33APARTMENT-
Apartment RajinaDržićeva 19APARTMENT-
Garden Place ApartmentKneza Viseslava 21APARTMENT-
Apartman DaniS. I. Mestrovica 78APARTMENT-
Apartment Anamarija - BačviceBijankinijeva 15APARTMENT-
Riva RoomsTomica Stine 1GUESTHOUSE-
Luxury Apartment Old Town DeluxeManuška Poljana 28APARTMENT-
Bellevue HotelBana Josipa Jelacica 2HOTEL-
Villa VeronicaVinogradska 2,Guesthouse-
Little Nest in the center of SplitSlavicevaAPARTMENT-
Apartment MarijetaKranjčevićeva 3APARTMENT-




Keep Connected


Internet cafés are available in all major cities. They are relatively cheap and reliable. A free Wi-Fi signal can be found virtually in every city and can be found in cafés, restaurants, hotels, some libraries, schools, colleges etc. Mostly it's free, but sometimes a fee is required or you can use it for a limited time only. Internet connections with unlimited downloads costs 178 kn (€24) per month via T-Com and just 99 kn with some other providers like Metronet or Iskon.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Croatia is: 385. To make an international call from Croatia, the code is: 00.

Croatia uses the GSM 900/1800 system for mobile phones. There are three providers, T-Mobile (also operates the Bonbon prepaid brand), Vip (also operates the Tomato prepaid brand) and Tele2. Over 98% of the country's area is covered. If you have an unlocked phone, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for 20 kn. There have been promotions in which SIM cards were given avay for free with newspapers (7 kn) and sometimes even literally handed out on the street. GSM phones bundled with T-Mobile or Vip prepaid SIM cards can be found in post offices, grocery stores and kiosks at varying prices.

An alternative to using a mobile phone is Calling Cards which can be found in postal offices and kiosks, there are two providers, Dencall and Hitme. You can buy cards from 25 kn.


Hrvatska Posta is the national postal service of Croatia and has pretty fast and reliable service throughout the country and internationally. It takes several days by airmail to other countries in Europe, but over a week to the US for example. They have a direct link to the pricelist, where you can see the prices of sending postcards, letters and parcels both domestically as well as to other countries. Post boxes are yellow in Croatia and the times of collections are indicated on the box. The opening times of post offices vary, but mostly they are open from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday and until 2:00pm on Saturdays, though some might keep shorter or even a longer hours, just ask around. You can buy stamps here, or at newsstands. Prices start at around 10Kn for sending a letter or postcard to neighbouring countries, a few more further away. If you want to send packages internationally, it might be better to check companies like FedEx, TNT, DHL or UPS. They are reliable, fast and usually not much more expensive than Croatia's postal service.


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