Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with just over 200,000 inhabitants, and is the largest city on the Adriatic coast. Coupled with its strong history – it emerged from a settlement around a palace built by Roman emperor Diocletian, and the city was also important within Yugoslavia – this lively city sure is worth a visit, however brief. Seeing as it’s something of a transport hub – with great air, bus and ferry links (and even some train services) – you’re bound to end up here at some point on your travels in Croatia.
To get a feel for the city, why not watch the clip below? It is from a BBC programme called Francesco’s Meditteranean Voyage (broadcast in 2008) in which Venetian Francesdo da Mosta spent two months sailing through this sea. Here, Francesco visits Split and goes to see a local man who has a part of an ancient temple within this flat, before going to play the famous local game of picigin in the sea.
Information on Split
Here are our pages on Croatia’s second largest city:
- Map of Split
Scrollable and searchable map
The city’s had quite a history, with its main beginnings as a Roman Emperor’s palace
- Getting to Split
By air from the UK and Europe, and other travel possibilities by bus, train and ferry
- Getting to and from Split Airport
Transferring between the airport and the city by airport bus, local bus and taxi
The top sights, including Diocletian’s Palace
- Guided Tours of Split
Sightseeing, walking and activity tours – kayaking, white-water rafting, and sailing – in and near the city
- Day Trips from Split
Options for visiting areas and towns close by, such as Trogir, Solin, and the islands of Solta and Brac
- Day Trips from Split to Bosnia and Hercegovina
How and why to visit Mostar, Medjugorje and Sarajevo in Bosnia
Annual events and festivals
- The People of Split
Read up about the city’s fun-loving inhabitants, as well as the city’s famous sons! There’s also details about the intriguing beach game, picigin
Accommodation in Split
All types of accommodation – hostels, hotels, apartments and private accommodation – are plentiful in the city, with something for all budgets and tastes. See our Accommodation guide.
General info on Split
The area code is 021.
The tourist office is at Obala hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 7, 21000 Split, Tel: 021 348 600, Fax: 021 348 604, Email: email@example.com.
British Consulate: Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 10/III 21000 Split Tel: 021 341 464; Fax: 021 362 905
Additional info on Split
Travel Agencies in and around Split
Active Holidays Croatia offer luxury weeklong cruises and 7- & 10-day activity holidays
Split Tours Accommodation, catamaran & ferry lines and more!
For those looking for a slightly unusual type of holiday – and are considering a tattoo! – take a look at ST Tattoo Art Studio‘s website. They are offering free transport & accommodation for a 2-3 day in Split, plus discounts at some restaurant – if you have a €1,000 tattoo at their studio.