Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with just over 200,000 inhabitants, and is the largest city on the Adriatic coast. Once merely considered by some as just transit point – with excellent transport connections by bus, sea, air and train, it’s easy to travel to and from the city – it is deservedly becoming a destination in its own right.


There are some fantastic sights in the city, both Roman and more modern, excellent options for dining, drinking and nightlife, plenty of beach opportunities and lots of choice for those wanting day trips. Split is much loved by visitors these days!

Here’s a great video guide to 36 Hours in Split from the New York Times – this really gives a feel for the city, as well as providing great tips on what to see and do!

Information on Split

Here are our pages on Croatia’s second largest city:

  • 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
  • Public Transport in Split
    Getting around the city (and nearby) by bus, train, boat and other options
  • Sightseeing
    The top sights, including Diocletian’s Palace
  • Eating and Drinking
    Tips for the best place to grab a bite or get a cold beer at
  • 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 
  • Events
    Annual events and festivals
  • Useful Tips
    Sightseeing, money exchange, free wifi, left luggage and more…
  • 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
  • History
    The city’s had quite a history, with its main beginnings as a Roman Emperor’s palace
  • Map of Split
    Scrollable and searchable map
Split - View from the Belltower
View from the belltower over the Riva, and out towards Marjan Hill

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

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: tz-split@st.htnet.hr.

British Consulate: Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 10/III 21000 Split Tel: 021 341 464; Fax: 021 362 905

Additional info

More info can be found at the Tourist Office website.

Travel Agencies

Active Holidays Croatia offer luxury weeklong cruises and 7- & 10-day activity holidays

Split Sea Tours Highly rated agency run by locals with years of experiences, they offer lots of boat tours to local islands (including the very popular ‘five island’ tour which visits the Blue Cave) as well as excursions on the mainland and adventure options.

Split Tours Accommodation, catamaran & ferry lines and more!

Yacht Charter Croatia