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.

Split accommodation

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.

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.

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 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.

Popular Tourist Attractions and Travel Tips

Explore the Imperial Fortress

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.

Lungs of the City

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

Tranquility of the islands

Croatia has more than 1000 islands dotting its long coastline and there is a collection of islands near Split that are the most pristine on the Dalmatian coast.

Cathedral of St Domnius

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

Relax on the Emperor Square

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.

Under the Sky

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.

Enter the Underworld

They are situated right under the emperor’s quarters and are basically designed as their mirror image. The mirrored floor-plan is not an aesthetic solution, but a practical one as the cellar’s walls, columns and archers support the structure above.

Ancient Temple of Split

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.

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.

Discover Imperial Mausoleum

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.

Beauty of Croatian Culture & History

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.

Selection of 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.

Go out Clubbing!

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.

Relax on a Beach

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.

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!

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.

Reveal Hidden Split

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 and places where the people are the attraction.