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Where to stay in Split

Exploring Split

Many travelers pass straight through Split in their eagerness to reach the glamorous nearby islands of Hvar and Brac. But to do so is to miss out on a glistening gem of a coastal city. Its bustling old town is a thrillingly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site, where stunningly preserved ancient ruins sit side-by-side with cutting-edge designer fashion boutiques. Its romantic harborside is the perfect spot for a sunset stroll, while its sandy beaches buzz with activity throughout the summer months.

Sights nearby

Split's enchantingly atmospheric old town has grown over the years around the spectacular ruins of Diocletian's Palace. Its imposing gates remain remarkably intact, while its winding streets and courtyards are today home to countless shops, cafes and bars. Getting lost amidst its maze of cobbled alleyways is a truly magical experience. For a stunning bird's eye view of town, head to Split Cathedral and ascend the Saint Duje Bell Tower.

Once you're back on the ground, be sure to visit the mausoleum at the heart of the cathedral, which dates back to the 3rd Century. The old town is also home to a vibrant daily open-air market, where you'll find colorful fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers, bargain-rate fashion, and all manner of eccentric trinkets. If you're visiting in summer, join hordes of happy locals for a fun-filled day at Bacvice Beach. This picturesque sandy cove is the city's major recreation spot. Its shallow waters are ideal for a refreshing dip, and once the sun goes down it transforms into a hedonistic nightlife hotspot.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

For shopping you will find anything from funky local design to revered Croatian and international designer brands. In addition to clothes, you will find many independent outlets that sell locally produced preserves, and fresh local produce, Split market opens from early doors alongside Diocletian's Palace. In terms of food, you will find that Split has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Of course, don't forget to try the local fresh seafood and hearty local Dalmatian specialities.

Public transport

Split Airport receives regular direct flights all year round from destinations such as Frankfurt, Istanbul, Munich, and Rome. During the summer there are additional direct flights from many other major cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Moscow, and Paris. The airport is 24 kilometers from the city, and you can easily make the journey into town by bus or taxi. Alternatively you can reach Split by train or bus from Zagreb and other Croatian destinations. There is also a coastal ferry connecting Split to Dubrovnik in the south, and Rijeka in the north.