Split Croatia, view on the promenade and Matejuska

Split Tourist Information

For many people one of the essential criteria when choosing their vacation destination is language. Language barrier can be a something that can make your vacation much more challenging than you were hoping for. Just think about it, simple things like finding a cab, trying to explain to driver where to go, buying stuff, ordering food in restaurant…you want those things to go as easy as possible.

Don’t worry, coming to Split or Croatia in general will not be a big lingual challenge for you. When you come to Split whether you have chosen private accommodation, hotel or B&B your host or receptionist will be fluent at least in English. Even if you are not from English-speaking country every tourism involved Croatian will make effort and learn at least few basic expressions in your language.

For more complicated conversations you can always use your smart phone or tablet since most of the accommodations have free wifi to ease up you information access.

And in most of the hotel rooms and in private accommodations you will be welcomed with magazine Visit Split that has many essential informations that will help you organizing your time in Croatia.

Tourist Information Offices


Tel: +385 (0)21 345 606
+385 (0)21 339 899

Fax: +385 (0)21 339 898


Tel: +385 (0)21 360 066

Fax: +385 (0)21 360 066

Email: touristinfo@visitsplit.com

Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 21:00

What to do in Split

If you are wondering what to do in Split trust us you will be amazed how easy is to fulfil your free days no matter how short or long your vacation is. Once you are settled it is time to explore history behind the walls of Diocletian palace. If you didn’t buy any of Croatia or Split travel guide you can get all the informations you need in one of the Split tourist information office. In each office you can get informations about historical sites, ferry lines, guided tours, bus or train schedule…anything you can think of.

Tourist info office is a good start point on your exploring adventure because there you can take Split tourist map free of charge and organize your itinerary. Each map has specially marked historical sites so it is easy to organize what to do next. In each of the two split tourist info offices you can also find all the informations about daily tours from Split. You can just take one of the numerous brochures from the shelfs or visit some of the travel agencies in the town and you will find out all the details.

If you like to do a research on your own easiest way to do it is to visit Tripadvisor Split (the most complete tourist info page) and to read other people’s suggestions; boat tours, activities, historical sites, we are sure you will find something that suites you best.

Pakleni Islands
Split Islands

Croatia has more than 1000 islands dotting its long coastline and here we present you with islands near Split along with their top destinations, attractions and beaches.

Diocletian’s Palace

In the heart of modern city of Split stands a 1700 year old Palace. We take you through all it’s major attractions and not to miss sights revealing interesting history behind them.

Marjan Hill

Marjan is a favorite place for families to go on a hike, sportsmen to go on a run up, down and across the hill and for elders who enjoy long walks by the sea shaded under the lush pine forest.

Depending on length of your stay we suggest you TOP 5 things to do in Split:

1. walking tour of Diocletian palace (be an emperor for a day and edmire what once was Diocletian’s summer house)
2. lazy day on the beach sipping cocktails ( you can take few of days such as this one is  )
3. one day tour to nearby islands (if you want to experience Mediterranean in its essence visit one of the islands-Hvar, Brač, Vis…)
4. one day tour to National park (find refreshment in hot summer days in one of Croatia’s National parks: Krka waterfalls, Plitvice lakes or Kornati)
5. activity & adventure tours (vacation is great time to stay active, feel adrenaline rush rafting on Cetina river, kayaking around Marjan hill, canyoning…)

At the end of your each day spent in Split you should pemper yourself in one of the numerious small city center restaurants. Take one of the house specialities and glass of carefully chosen wine that will compliment your meal. After that gastronomical experience take a walk through the narrow streets, follow the music beats and you will find a warm up place for your night out. One of the most popular areas is Dosud street, located in heart of the palace. Playing great music and serving good coctails you will have an insight how local people are spending their hot summer nights. Bars in town are working till 2 am so after that it is time to find a place where party never ends and that is on Bačvice beach. There are few clubs that will challenge your dance skills from dusk till dawn.

Most Popular Attractions inside the Palace

St Domnius Cathedral

Cathedral of St. Domnius is the second oldest structure in the world which is in function as the Christian Cathedral, and is the oldest Catholic cathedral which remains in use in its original structure.


When you step on the polished stones of the Peristyle, it’s easy to imagine how Diocletian entered with his imperial garments and walked among the cheering crowd.

Vestibul-Diocletian Palace-roof

In the Roman world, the emperor had a divine origin. In fact, he was the son of Jupiter, the king of the gods. The role of the vestibule was to reinstate this as it was the waiting room.


Diocletian’s mausoleum is part of the emperor’s palatial complex in the heart of Split, Croatia. The building, which was constructed at the run of the 4th century AD, is still in use today.

Diocletian Basements

Situated right under the emperor’s quarters the mirrored floor-plan of basements is not an aesthetic solution, as the cellar’s walls, columns and archers support the structure above.

Photo by Following Hadrian
Temple of Jupiter

Historians have dated the building of the Temple of Jupiter between 295 and 305 AD. It was built as part of the imperial palace’s complex right across the mausoleum – the final resting place of Diocletian.

Gregury Nin

Touch the finger for good luck! The statue was initially erected in the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace, a place truly worthy of such an important figure in Croatian history.

Fruit Square

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful not only in the city, but in the entire region because of the splendid Baroque architecture of the buildings that surround it.

Explore Islands near Split

There are a number of nearby islands to Split and each has something unique to offer. Get onboard catamaran, ferry or a day trip and explore these pearls of Adriatic.

Ferry and Catamaran lines with Jadrolinija

+385 (0)21 338 333
+385 (0)21 338 304
+385 (0)21 338 305

Fax: +385 (0)21 338 222

Email: ag.split@jadrolinija.hr

Address: Gat Sv.Duje bb, Split

Online tickets: www.jadrolinija.hr

Murvica near Dragon's Cave and Famous Zlatni Rat beach, Bol
Island Brac

Brac has gorgeous beaches, charming old towns and diverse historic sites. If you prefer a more relaxed setting rather than the glitz which the nearby Hvar is known for, then Brac is ideal for you.

Beautiful Hvar port
Island Hvar

Often referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Dalmatian Coast and compared to the iconic Cote d’Azur, Hvar Island is quickly becoming one of the top holiday destinations in Europe.

Island Vis

If you want to enjoy the sound of waves crashing and the tranquility of lush green forests without being surrounded by a big crowd of tourists, then Vis is the ideal place to visit from Split.

Relaxing on a deck chair in Palmizana
Pakleni Islands

Away from the city, the most beautiful group of islands in the area is not far with speedboats. Discover forest-covered island chain immersed in crystal clear sea in the near vicinity of Hvar.

Most popular island attractions

Don’t miss your chance to visit most popular destinations on Split islands. Read below why you should definitively put these places on your must visit list.

Exploring inside the Blue Cave
Blue Cave Croatia

One of the most unique natural phenomena in the world, the Blue Cave will be a highlight of your holiday. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent.

Blue Lagoon Croatia

Swimming and snorkeling paradise! Since the Adriatic sea around the Croatian islands is always crystal clear the shallow water inside the lagoon is immaculately clear so you can easily see all the way to the bottom of the sea.

Town Hvar

Hvar town has a long and distinguished history as a center for trade and culture on the Adriatic.As one of the earliest tourist boards in Europe, it was founded in 1868 with the purpose of providing good care for visitors.

National Parks near Split

Looking to spend a day outdoors in breathtaking natural setting. There are two national parks usually visited from Split on day tours. Find out what you can experience while visiting the parks and choose the one which best suites you.

Besides Krka and Plitvice National parks, Croatia has six more national parks you may decide to visit. Learn more about Croatian National Parks here.

Visovac island, Krka national park
Krka National Park

Swim by the waterfalls! One of the most remarkable natural landmarks in Croatia is Skradinski buk, a waterfall system with travertine formations spreading over 800 meters in length. It is the top attraction of Krka National Park and we take you trough its many trails.

Plitvice National Park

The lakes are beautiful at every time of the year, but during the spring, summer and early autumn, the vegetation makes the place spectacular. Many people prefer to visit the park on a hot summer’s day to enjoy the cool breeze created by the splashing water.

Most popular day trips from Split

There are many day trips from Split to choose from depending mainly on your interests, hobbies and needs. In our catalog you can choose from hand picked tours selected in different categories to more easily find the tour or activity you are looking for. However, there are certain tours which have become signature to Split and its holiday offer. Learn about these tours and find out what you can experience on them.

Tours to Blue Cave

Blue Cave is a natural wonder located on island Biševo just outside island Vis. It is a place that will remain in your memories forever.

Tours to Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is located just a 30 minute speedboat ride from Split and is a perfect place to enjoy in swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing.

Tours to Krka National Park

Krka National Park is just an hour drive away from Split. Enjoy swimming by the waterfalls, visit ethno village and walk different park trails.

Tours to Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a chain of sixteen interconnecting lakes sepparated in two distinct locations, the upper and the lower lakes.

Get to Know Split

Looking for a best way to spend a day and night in the city of Split. Take a moment and look into some of the guides we have prepared for you to help you experience our beautiful city to the fullest.

Bars in Split

The narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace, the historic core, and suburbs are packed with cafes that convert into bars come nightfall. Find out where the nighlife starts, discover the secret watering holes, or quiet hangouts.

Nightlife in Split

Start your evening in the crammed café bars within Diocletian’s Palace and Split’s historic core before they close at 1am. When the clock strikes, the party starts in the suburban clubs where you can make noise till sunrise.

Beaches in Split

Take advantage of our insiders guide revealing the best beaches in Split. You are sure to find the beach which best suites you. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy in the summers day.

One day in Split

What Can You do in a Day? Many times you end up spending only one day in Split. It doesn’t need to be uneventful, though. Discover what you can do in Split in a single day!

Island Hopping Adventure

Discover Split islands in a day! With a playground of pristine islands as a backyard, a visit to coastal Croatia cannot be complete without a game of island hopping.

Hidden City Jewels

We want to tell you about some of the places that quietly stay clear from the limelight and away from the tourist board headlines. They are the places that ooze with urban charm.