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Introduction

Split as seen from Marjan Hill

Split as seen from Marjan Hill

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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.

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.

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Sights and Activities

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.

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Weather

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 summermonths 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 wintermonths.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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 Days11.110.110.110.49.38.95.65.27.49.212.212.7

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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 Sibenek (1.5 hours).

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

Italy

  • 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)

Domestic
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.

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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.

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

Hajduk Split mural

Hajduk Split mural

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Ada ApartmentDrziceva 19Apartment86
AdriaPoljicka Cesta BajniceHostel86
Adriatic HostelStari Pazar 2Hostel76
Ana & Miki GuesthousePalmina 54Guesthouse86
Ana RoomsTomica stine 2apartment86
Apart-Hostel StipeGrljevačka 3b 21312 Split-Podstranaapartment-
Apartement RokoRokova 20aapartment-
Apartman IrisVukasoviceva 23Apartment86
Apartman LorenaSredmanuska 13Apartment86
Apartman SimbolBosanska 9Apartment94
Apartmant LeoRokova 16Apartment89
Apartmants MarkoMihovilova sirina 9apartment-
Apartment MarinBana Josipa Jelacica 1apartment90
Apartment D&MRendiæeva 4Apartment-
Apartment DalmatinoPriora Petra 8Apartment-
Apartment de LuxIstarska 18apartment-
Apartment DenisObrov 10Apartment77
Apartment DjanovicDominisova 9 ( 1st floor)apartment90
Apartment DobrićDobrić 16Apartment-
Apartment EmilyRadunica 25Apartment83
Apartment JohnnyPenica 1Apartment-
Apartment KateLukačićeva 5 PeristilGuesthouse-
Apartment Maria SplitBozidara Pericica 8Apartment77
Apartment NinaMatice Hrvatske 56Apartment87
Apartment PaskoVijugasta 2Apartment-
Apartment PetricevicSenjska Street 58apartment92
Apartment Radanpoljana stare gimnazije 1apartment-
Apartment RokovaRokova 64Apartment83
Apartment RubicDvornikova 4Apartment-
Apartment SandyTrg Frane Tuđmana 3apartment89
Apartment Split FiruleHektoroviceva 34Apartment88
Apartment SuziRokova 20Apartment88
Apartment TonkaPut Plokita 30Apartment83
Apartments - BudimirKninska 22apartment80
Apartments GunjacaMatice hrvatske 47Apartment-
Apartments LeticiaKamenita 52Apartment87
Apartments MarmontK. Toncica 6apartment87
Apartments MeriPriora Petra 7Apartment77
B&B Hotel Kastel - 1700Mihovilova sirina 5Hotel88
B&B Three Turtles HostelRackoga 12.Hostel87
Balic ApartmentDvornikova 10Apartment-
Beach HostelViska 9Hostel90
Beach Pad49 Put Firule, SplitApartment-
Best Apartment ZdenkaMatice Hrvatske 100Apartment-
BrunoKraj Sv.Luke 2Guesthouse88
Budget Split ZvoneAdamova 5 Narodni Trg 13Apartment87
Bulovic GuesthouseZagrebacka 23Guesthouse86
Bungalow BacviceBungalow Bacvice, Viska 5hostel81
CecilijaBuliceva 4 HR21000Apartment-
CroParadiseCulica Dvori 31Hostel91
Dalmatian Villas LivanjskaLivanjska 6Guesthouse82
Ela GuesthouseMaruliceva 1Guesthouse77
EmaTararina 9Apartment83
Eros HostelMatice hrvatske 86aHostel77
Exclusive CentreKlaićeva poljana 1Apartment87
Garden's Apartments & Rooms in Split - Old TownSolurat 22 Palmina 11hostel89
Giovanna GuesthouseDon Petra Katunariæa 53, Kaštel LukšiæGuesthouse82
Guesthouse FraneJelaciceva 1 Trg republikeGuesthouse84
Guesthouse MilaPoljana Grgura Ninskog 1Guesthouse-
Guesthouse MilisaTolstojeva 33Guesthouse82
Guesthouse NivesMaruliceva 6Apartment-
Guesthouse PalmaPalmina 59Guesthouse84
Guesthouse ZaraSinovciceva 1Guesthouse84
Guesthouse ZuvanA.G.Matosa 41Guesthouse88
Hostel AntonioZadarska 7Guesthouse88
Hostel BestSinjska 2Hostel79
Hostel D&DObrov 10Hostel-
Hostel DioklecijanPriora Petra, 8Hostel-
Hostel ManuelaRadmilovica 14Hostel78
Hostel PalaceGrgura Ninskog 1apartment75
Hostel SpinutSpinutska bbHostel-
Hostel Split Mediterranean HouseVukasoviceva 21Hostel97
Hostell Nikollakovacica 6Hostel91
Hostelsplit - Als PlaceKruziceva 10Hostel86
Hotel DujamVelebitska 27hotel78
House SandraNincevica 11Guesthouse85
In the PalaceHrvojeva 9apartment-
Inchy RoomsKrešimirova 3Guesthouse87
Kamena LodgeDon Petra Perosa 20 Mravincehostel90
Kuzma RoomsSplit, Kuzmanica 8Guesthouse86
LavandaStari pazar 2Apartment85
LerOVijugasta 16 Marijanski put 7Hostel90
Maja apartmentUl. Slobode 4Apartment-
Matic ApartmentsGospinica 30Apartment84
MementoBabina 1Apartment-
Milla RoomsPojišanska 12 Split,21 000Guesthouse-
Old Town ApartmantBernardinova 4apartment-
Perkovic ApartmaniPut Resnika bb Kastel Stafilic, ResnikApartment80
Peruzovic RoomsPlinarska 11, SplitGuesthouse92
Placida HostelSinjska 2hostel-
Pletkovic HostelPoljana Kneza Trpmira 1Hostel88
Private Accommodation RaspudicTolstojeva 33Guesthouse76
Rakuljic ApartmentsDuboka 2 Krilo JeseniceApartment-
Rodic apartmentMatice Hrvatske 82Apartment-
Room ArchieZadarska 3Apartment85
Room SandaRendiceva 26Guesthouse-
Rooms DamiraTararina 2.apartment83
Rooms GeorgeDuplancica dvori 21Guesthouse78
Rooms GorkyMatice Hrvatske 86Guesthouse86
Rooms LauraSlaviceva 1Guesthouse87
Rooms MarinaBan Mladenova 17guesthouse89
Rooms NenaMatice hrvatske 88Apartment71
Rooms TomicSplit, Senjska 33Guesthouse84
Silver Central HostelKralja Tomislava 1Hostel85
Silver GateHrvojeva 6Hostel83
SimoniNa toć 4 Zlodrina Poljana b.b.Apartment83
Situs HostelStarceviceva 3Hostel82
Sobe SimoniZlodrina Poljana b.b.guesthouse-
Split Central ApartmentsPopovica 3Guesthouse82
Split Hostel booze & snooze8 Narodni TrgHostel83
Stonehouse AppartmentsRadunica 50Apartment-
Studio ApartmentPenića 7apartment-
Studio Apartment GoranKamenita 46Apartment86
Studio Apartment JohnnyPenica 1Apartment84
Studio at Diocletian's20 Dominisova (Level 2) Diocletian's Palaceapartment81
Suky ApartmentMatice Hrvatske 88-AApartment77
Vila AnkaVinodolska 13Guesthouse81
Villa Angela, SplitMatice Hrvatske 78Guesthouse78
Villa JavorVinine 1Apartment-
Villa Kameni CvitKrusevica Gumno 13Guesthouse88
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 5HOSTEL88
Apartments SplitMaruliceva 1Apartment-
Buzz Hostel - Split BeachSpinutska 37Hostel73
Old Town Hostel SplitDominisova 3Hostel94
Nirvana-RoomsDuplancica Dvori 3Apartment75
CroParadise Blue HostelRijecka 3 SplitHostel88
Kiss HostelIstarska 5HOSTEL80
Malena AccommodationsAdamova 3Apartment85
Best Youth-Apartmantpreradovićeva 9 krizice 5APARTMENT-
Apartman SaraZvizdina 6APARTMENT-
Bell tower HostelPoljana Grgura Ninskog 1Hostel-
Design Hostel Goli&BosiMorpurgova Poljana 2HOSTEL85
Split Guesthouse & HostelLovretska 1 SplitHOSTEL93
apartments MOREsv.Roka 38 MimiceApartment-
Apartments TomislavKriževa 31Apartment-
Apartment MladinaIvanjak bb Lokva Rogoznica (Omi)APARTMENT-
Rooms SobeSinjska 2/1Apartment85
Rooms PericicPut galije 1Hostel82
Rodrigo ApartmentsBOSANSKA 3Apartment86
Apartment SpalatoHektoroviceva 36Apartment-
OasisZajceva 16Apartment-
Apartment SilvanaBana Berislavica 15APARTMENT-
Apartment Split-CroatiaKresimirova 9Apartment84
Apartment PaskoVijugasta 2Apartment-
Split BackpackersKralja zvonimira 17Hostel88
Hostel SunseekersPoljana stare gimnazije 1HOSTEL87
Apartments StipanRadmiloviceva 11Apartment-
Studio Apartment JohnnyPenica 3Apartment78
Rooms StambukPoljana Kneza Trpimira 2GUESTHOUSE83
Gari ApartmentsDrananacAPARTMENT-
Tchaikovsky HostelUlica Petra Iliča Čajkovskog 4 (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Street No. 4)HOSTEL92
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 3HOSTEL74
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 2Apartment83
Guesthouse LozaPervanova 13Guesthouse-
Super HorizontIVANKOVA 21Apartment-
Apartment SpalatinaVickotina 2Apartment-
NoNameMarjanski Put 13GUESTHOUSE83
Little Apartment - Marjan HillGorski Put 2Apartment-
Apartment ZrinkaSiriscevica 5Apartment-
Premi GuesthouseZadarska 7Hostel89
Rooms DamiraTararina 2. Ulica kralja Zvonimira 5Apartment-
3p PlanetKovacica 6APARTMENT-
Petra guest houseSlaviceva 15Apartment-
GovernmentMatice Hrvatske 88Hostel-
Silvergate Hostel6 HrvojevaHostel85
Apartment VarosPut Plokita 30 HrvatskaApartment84
Villa StipeOmis Riviera Lokva Rogoznica 21317APARTMENT84
Apartment GrubicSpinutska 19Apartment-
ArrowRijecka 18APARTMENT-
Guesthouse Old Town SplitBarica 3GUESTHOUSE78
Spalatus ApartmentsPetra Priora 8APARTMENT-
Mares ApartmentViska 9APARTMENT-
Apartments SpaladiumRadunica 17APARTMENT-
Apartment MihanovicZvonimirova 65APARTMENT-
Kameni ValKamenita 44APARTMENT85
Emado ApartmentIstarska 18APARTMENT-
Vanna ApartmentsSinjskaAPARTMENT-
Apartment Casa IvanMiliceva 27APARTMENT85
Apartman PoseidonHrvojeva 12APARTMENT83
Apartments KristinaMatice Hrvatske 88APARTMENT77
Backpackers FairytaleIstarska 3HOSTEL90
Diocletian's Palace HostelNepotova 4HOSTEL85
Firule CenterHektoroviceva 51GUESTHOUSE85
Diocletian's PalacePoljana Kraljice Jelene PeristilAPARTMENT-
Vanessa Old Town ApartmentsDobric 8,APARTMENT79
Apartment NadaWashingtonova 5APARTMENT-
Apartment in the City CentrePlinarska 7APARTMENT-
SeeSplitDioklecijanova 5APARTMENT-
Hostel EmilyPojisanska 12HOSTEL81
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 14GUESTHOUSE87
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 23HOTEL78
Apartment SvagusaSiriscevica 9APARTMENT-
Central Rooms MiaApartment 50, Floor 13, Simiceva 11APARTMENT-
Apartment LeliGoriÄka 4APARTMENT-
Apartman NeraMatos¡eva 7APARTMENT-
NoemDordiceva 1APARTMENT85
Studio ManusManuska Poljana 13APARTMENT-
Apartment SpinutKas¡telanska 6APARTMENT-
Split Central Rooms near Sailing PortPojisanska StreetGUESTHOUSE87
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 9aHOSTEL74
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-

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Keep Connected

Internet

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.

Phone

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.

Post

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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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 43.515996
  • Longitude: 16.446622

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