I'm going on a trip to SPLIT in 2023
A place to which you will always want to go back. This is the feeling with which the hundreds of tourists who visit Split every year return, one of the most important cities of Croatia, which is located in the south of the country, specifically, in the Dalmatian region.
Split is a comfortable city to visit, very well connected to the rest of the country and also with neighboring Italy, which has everything a traveler may need: tourism for all tastes, a pleasant climate and a gastronomy that dazzles.
In this guide we tell you All you need to know to not miss any of the highlights of this beautiful seaside town, as well as tips of interest for all types of travelers. Take paper and pen because… let's start!
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Split has more than 3500 accommodations where you can stay based on the budget you have or the type of trip you are looking to make.
In this coastal town of Croatia there are several 5 star hotels very important, but most of the accommodations have a affordable price, much more considering that many of them can be shared. It also emphasizes that there is the possibility of sleeping in a boat-hotel, one of the attractions for the most demanding tourists.
Declared Heritage by Unesco, if you stay in the Historic Center of Split you have the advantage of being able to sleep surrounded by some of the most important and well preserved Roman monuments in Europe. In addition, it is the area of the city where more accommodation options you will find.
Of this area, undoubtedly, the Roman Palace of Diocletian; a monument that began to be built after the third century and is now an authentic open-air museum. In few occasions you will be able to enjoy a palace of the time in as good condition as that of the town of Split.
This area is very touristy, but it is very pleasant to be able to spend the night there, since it has all the services available to the visitor. In addition, for the night is a fairly quiet area, in spite of the atmosphere that occurs in its streets and you will always have the option of making tourist night visits.
The neighborhood receives the name of the beach where you are. It is a small bay located to the south of the port of Split that receives the name of Ferris. Is a area that combines tranquility and nightlife, which highlights a large number of villas and large houses, many of which can be rented to spend the holidays.
It is a neighborhood very well connected with the main avenues of Split, which many locals come to bathe in. blue flag beach and surrounded by beach bars, besides being one of the places where some of the most important restaurants in the city.
This is, therefore, the preferred lodging area for those tourists looking to spend their days near the beach and that they have at hand one of the best leisure bars in the city. Undoubtedly, nightlife is guaranteed.
If you are looking for a Quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle from the center, Storbec is the place you are looking for. Among the main advantages of this area it is worth mentioning, on the one hand, that it is a place where leisure options are very varied: they range from the option of staying at the Camping de Storbec, passing through apartments, aparthotels and some high class hotel.
On the other hand, in this area located about 8 kilometers from the center of Split, you can also enjoy different beaches, being the most valued by tourists and inhabitants, those of Strobec Kam and Strobec North East; the first one is right in front of the campsite and the second east of it.
It is also an area where there is a extensive hotel option, both in terms of restaurants, and beach bars. At night you have the option of having a drink in front of the sea and enjoying music bars of different styles.
Without a doubt, a cheap leisure area and ideal for those looking for beach and leisure vacations without having to walk a lot.
There are two factors that define this area: on the one hand, its beach, which is the most famous in Split, where there is an option to dive, as well as rent boats and jet skis; on the other hand, high prices of their accommodations. And it is that most of them are resorts of 4 and 5 stars and, therefore, the price of the night goes up (the average round the 150 euros).
However, if you want to enjoy the delights of this area, located east of Split and the largest beach in the coastal town, then we invite you to share an apartment or aparthotel, that there is also that option and the price goes down a lot.
The good thing about staying in this area is that it is very well connected with other main points from the city, so you can get there without problems and, therefore, visit these places, but then enjoy the leisure offer, both day and night you find in Znjan.
Marjan is the Best Split area to be able to see at a single glance the whole city, since it is located on the top of a hill located at 180 meters high. An area that has different ports and natural beaches, which attract the attention of all tourists who visit this area.
As for the price of their accommodations, the truth is that the range is very wide and, except for a few cases, spend one or more nights in this area of the city comes out cheap.
In addition to the mentioned ports, in which you can rent recreational boats and make different excursions that are proposed to tourists to different Islands near Split, you can also enjoy the Suma Marjan Park, in which lovers of the Hiking.
If you prefer more cultural leisure, you can always visit the archaeological museum and the science museum, as well as the art gallery Mestrovic. Of course, it is a place where there are plenty of dining options and nightlife. An area very well connected, both on foot and by bus.
While it is true that there are cities much more important than Split in Croatia, the truth is that Split has its own airport It receives hundreds of visitors a day. It is found about 24 kilometers from the city center, next to Kostela (a set of 7 small towns) and shortly, it is foreseen that it expands the area that it covers, since it has grown a lot in number of travelers.
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While it is true that there is the option to rent a private car and arrive in a few minutes 30 to Split, a very comfortable option is to travel by bus from the airport itself, to the center of the coastal town.
In this sense, you have 2 options: the most expensive, but the one that you get directly to the center of Split, which is taking the Pleso Prijevoz. It is a bus that, basically, adjusts to the arrivals and departures of airplanes, which takes less than the option that I am going to comment next, but it is also more expensive. If you choose this one, instead of getting off at the last stop, we recommend that you do it at Zagrebacka ulica, which is the penultimate stop and that leaves you in the center. The last one leaves you at 400 meters from the center.
Precisely, in that last stop is where it leaves you the 37 line that also leaves from the airport. It does it with a frequency of 30 minutes, it takes 50 to get to Split, but it does not leave you in the center, but at about 750 meters. You must take the 9 or 10 lines to get to the Historical Center. Tickets can be purchased on the bus itself.
One of the advantages of visiting Split is that it is a place where most of the routes are done on foot, because everything is very close at hand. In addition, we must bear in mind that this is the best way to know a city, but it is also that Split center is closed to traffic Rolling, so if you have to catch taxis, buses or trains, you will have to go outside the Historic District.
However, if you do not stay in the center and want to get to it or know different areas of the Croatian town without getting tired, you always have the option of taking one of your public buses, that you will easily recognize them by their striking yellow.
La Promet Split, that's what the name is called public bus company that I just mentioned, has a total of 35 lines that cover the different areas of Split, 24 of them cover the suburban areas and 2 of them operate at night. Most of them take you to the center of the city.
Anyway, if what interests you is move and visit the surroundings, rent a car, we leave you next a car rental comparator so you can see the best offer in the city.
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As you've seen so far, the whole city of Split is already a jewel in itself, but if you go for a short time and do not want to miss the best of it, check out the 5 top of the must-see places.
Whether you visit Split with the intention of making beach tourism, or if it is not your case, do not forget to stop by the different beaches of this Croatian town. The most important of them is the beach of Znjan, because it is the most extensive of all and is located in a relatively quiet area and well connected to other places in the city.
Furthermore, the Bacvice beach is one of the most famous for being the closest to the Historic District and, therefore, one of the most accessible. Around you have many options for leisure and restoration.
For those who want Share the beach with the locals, the one in Kastelet It is the most indicated. It is a very quiet beach, but with few leisure alternatives.
IF YOU WANT TO with children, the most recommended by size, access to it and leisure, is the one from Kasjuni. The latter also has a nudist area.
If you have a few more days, make the most of your stay by visiting places close to Split, such as the ones I mention below.
One of the jewels of Bosnia-Herzegovina, it is about beautiful city in medieval style that has managed to overcome the numerous wars that it has had to live, highlighting the famous Old Bridge. In its historic center you will find a large number of architectural monuments, from different times and cultures. From Split up to 7 daily bus departures are made.
The famous bridge, called Stari Most in Bosnian, gives name to the city. The footbridge joins the two banks of the Neretva river and throughout history has been a symbol of fraternity and understanding among the cultures of Mostar. This, together with its unquestionable beauty, has enabled it to become Heritage.
El bridge neighborhood It is one of the most picturesque areas to see in Mostar. Its narrow medieval streets have a special charm. Throughout the cobbled alleys There are many shops with typical products and souvenirs that will allow you to take a pleasant memory of the city.
It is a natural reserve located in the region of Lika, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and whose landscapes represent an authentic jewel.
It has 16 lakes superimposed in chain and in its almost 30.000 hectares can be done hiking trails very cool, but also take a tour on an electric boat, which connects to 12 of the 16 lakes.
The entire park area is encompassed within the karstic zone of southeast Europe, whose main characteristic is the abundance of fragile and porous rocks, especially limestone, which gives rise to all kinds of caves, chasms, cracks and underground cavities.
Do not miss the Veliki Slap waterfall, which has 78 meters in height. From Split you have 9 lines that connect you to these lakes and one of them is nocturnal.
It is the best known island of the Dalmatian Coast. The crystalline waters are striking. It is a small fishing town, very open to receive tourists, and ideal for all kinds of water sports. It is accessed by ferry or catamaran.