Going to Split! Holiday tips and reviews

Split: A city with a 1700 year-old history

Holiday in Split

Croatia’s second largest city has a 1700 year old history. Find out why vacationers love to go to Split and what tourists write in reviews about the beaches and places of interest.

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Impressions of the resort.

Split is a large city. It has a population of over 178 thousand people. The center of the large resort region is spread out on the peninsula Marjan, between Dubrovnik and Zadar. The strongest impression is left by the historical center of Split, which grew up around the palace of the Roman ruler Diocletian.

Tourists are fascinated by the eclectic buildings. In Split, modern buildings sit side by side with mansions from the 15th and 19th centuries. If you get bored walking through the streets of the city, you can go to the islands or go on excursions to other cities in Croatia.

Vzhiiik: “The filming of the cult series Game of Thrones took place in Split, in Diocletian’s palace and in the nearby castle of Klis. If you’re not a fan of the series, you should visit Split anyway: a nice market, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-trivial souvenirs, a compact old town. I recommend it to everyone.

Split: A Trip to Split

The strongest impression is the historic center of Split, which grew up around the palace of the Roman ruler Diocletian. Photo: unsplash.com / @spencerdavis.

Best hotels

Split is tourist-oriented, so there’s no shortage of hotels. You can stay in a luxurious 5* hotel, a budget “three” or family apartments. There are almost no hotels with all-inclusive meals. Breakfast is usually not included in the room rate either. Look for a hotel on Hotelluk, tours on Travelate.

The best hotels in Split, according to tourist reviews:

Rooms Gold 3* is a cozy hotel in a traditional stone house. Guests enjoy free beach towels. A room for two costs from 60 € during high season.

House Sandra 3* – a comfortable guest house near the historic center of the city. Each of the 8 rooms has a pleasant individual design. For double room you pay from 64 €.

Center Luxury Rooms 3 4* – a wonderful guest house 400m from the lively Riva promenade. A room for two will cost you from 78 €.

Villa Split Heritage Hotel 4* – a comfortable guest house in the center of the Old Town, within walking distance of the main Split attractions. A double room costs from 80 €.

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Hotel Park Split 5* – a first-class hotel in the center, not far from the famous Bachvice beach. It offers an elite restaurant and an outdoor pool. A room for two with breakfast costs from 256 €.

Hotel Posh 5* – a luxurious apartment 2 km from Diocletian’s Palace. A double room with breakfast costs from 898 €.

Beaches

The beaches in Split are not bad, free of charge. The water is almost everywhere shallow, and the sea water is clean and clear. Some beaches in Split are covered with sand, while others have fine pebbles.

The most famous beach Bacvice Beach is located 1 km from the city center. The beach has everything you need to relax by the sea: cabins for changing, showers, toilets, cafes, restaurants, umbrellas and sun loungers. However, tourists do not like it because of the crowds, shallow water and seaweed, and also considered dirty. It is better to go to the beaches of the Riviera of Makarska!

Tourists who enjoy outdoor activities rent jet skis, go on boat trips and rafting on mountain rivers. The Adriatic Sea has excellent conditions for diving, so diving centers are open in Split, where you can rent diving equipment.

Oleg Krylov: “Bacvice Beach – the beach is sandy, shallow, the water is warm. There are plenty of locals, since it’s right in the city.”

Beaches in Split

Bacvice Beach in Split. Photo: andras_csontos / Depositphotos.com.

What to see

The ruins of Diocletian’s Palace and the complex of buildings around it are considered one of the most valuable monuments of Roman times on the Adriatic coast. Back in 1979 the historical center of the city was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Go down into the ancient crypts and admire the coast from the high bell tower of the cathedral of St. Domnius!

According to tourist reviews, trips from Split to other Croatian cities, islands and national parks are popular. Holidaymakers eagerly go to Trogir, Sibenik, Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar and Plitvice Lakes.

Gilmore: “We wandered around the old city almost all day, but in the evening Diocletian’s Palace was transformed. When night falls, many of the columns and narrow streets are hung with garlands. It’s very romantic and a little scary.

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What to see in Split

Diocletian’s Palace. Photo: paulprescott / Depositphotos.com.

Holidays with children

In reviews, tourists speak positively about Split. In the Croatian resort it is pleasant for the whole family to sunbathe, swim in the sea and get acquainted with the monuments of history.

Holidaymakers who come to Split with children love the nice beaches, comfortable hotels, green places for walking and attractions. Spend time in the picturesque Marjan Park, the Split Zoo, the Froggyland Museum of Frogs, and the Archaeological Museum of Split!

When to go

Thanks to the subtropical Mediterranean climate, Split is warm even in winter. The Mosor Mountains securely shelter the coast from the cold winds, so tourists come to this resort all year round.

The beach season starts in May and lasts until late October. In late spring and September the weather is mild, while in summer it is hot and dry in Split. The sun is especially intense in July and June. If you do not tolerate the heat, but want to swim in the sea, we advise to vacation in Split in June or September.

Vladimir: “We went in mid-August, and the heat was unbearable. At one point I even felt bad. It was as if I had a sunstroke, even though I was wearing a hat.

What the weather's like in Split

The beach season starts in May and lasts until the end of October. Photo: anshar / Depositphotos.com.

Conclusions: is it worth going to Split

Choosing Split for a trip to Croatia is not a bad decision! The city is only 25 km from the airport, has interesting sights, museums, sandy and fine pebble beaches. The Croatian resort is convenient to explore on foot, by bicycle, city buses, regular cab and boat cab Split Boat Tax.

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