Spend An Unforgettable And Active Vacation In Split

Split offers many outdoor activities whenever you want to escape from the city bustle or the unbearable summer heat. There is something for every visitor in Split. There are many beautiful beaches like Bacvice or Marjan hill peninsula that offer all kinds of water sports like sailing, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving. For those who are looking for more adrenaline-charged sports Split Marjan green hill park is a great place for exciting rock climbing, bike tours and hill hiking. The mountain Mosor is another great option for hiking, a bit more adventurous and much higher than Marjan.

If you are visiting Split with children, here are many kids’ activities in Split and Dalmatian islands that will make your family holidays memorable. Croatia has been always child friendly destination and one of the safest family European destinations.


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1. Horse riding

Horseback Riding is one of the very first activities a man has done. Horses being truly one of the best animals, developing a special bond with their rider as they gallop and run throughout the fields. So go ahead and experience the joys of horseback riding from Split! This is a great way to explore the Dalmatian hinterland. Horse riding has a big tradition in Croat,ia especially in the city of Sinj, where till this day knight’s game is being held every year for over 300 years. There are several stables in the vicinity and some of them organized the possibility to try horse riding and they can tailor the tours depending on your experience level starting from no experience whatsoever.

2. Hiking

Marjan Park Split covers the peninsula to the west of the historic Split, Old Town core. The area – often called the Lungs of Split – is lush with trees, scenic viewpoints and paths for those who want to enjoy Split hiking and wonderful nature in Croatia. It’s best to hike Marjan Split, Croatia when the sun is shining, the sea is shimmering and the heavy scent of pine and fresh earth is in the air. Following the paths into Marjan Forest Park, visitors can take a break from Split sightseeing and become immersed in nature. A walking tour to Marjan hill offers you a spectacular view of the Diocletian palace, old town, and islands, numerous beaches, 13-century St. Nicholas church, an Old Jewish cemetery, trails in pine-forest shadow, hermitage caves and St. Jeronim Church.

At the informal entrance to Marjan Park at the top of the Varos Neighborhood, there is an outdoor café, Vidilica, and a small lookout point. From the platform, the views of the city are stunning.

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3. Rock climbing

With over 400 bolted rock climbing routes in Split area climbers of all age and experience can take part in rock climbing adventure created for everyone who wants to have thrill of climbing rocks. Marjan Hill is situated at the peninsula in the middle of Split with the beautiful limestone cliffs and more than 80 routes on the climbing area with the stunning view of the surrounding islands. Special touch to the tour is the opportunity to climb around churches and hermit settlements dated back to the 15th century.

On Marjan hill, you can climb some of the most interesting routes grading from 4b to 8a. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert – with instructors’ guidance and advice, you too can enjoy the best views of islands and beaches. Explore old hermitages, sun gaze above the sea or just fill your lungs with fresh air! This is by far one of the best climbing locations you will see. When you are done conquering this beauty, you can continue exploring the hill, relax at nearby beaches or return to city center and blend in ‘easygoing’ lifestyle of its inhabitants.

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4. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a great way to immerse yourself in the bluest of the Mediterranean seas and enjoy swimming in the clearest waters in this corner of the universe! Split holds many wonders, and one of them is for sure the pristine waters of the Adriatic sea of unmatched clarity, just perfect for snorkeling activities. Snorkeling will take you to some of the most beautiful locations in Split area where you can enjoy your day in privacy, without crowds and noise. A fantastic combination of excitement and natural beauty guarantees a great day spent especially if you share the experience with your family or friends. No matter if you’re a passionate snorkeler or you’re just looking for something new and fun to do with the your kids – snorkeling experience in Dalmatia is something you shouldn’t miss!

While snorkeling in Split, you’ll be able to observe sea creatures, including dolphins, starfish, octopi, fan mussels, squids, cuttlefish, crabs, shellfish, jellyfish, sponges, and sea cucumbers. You’ll also have the opportunity to view fish like sea bass, sea bream, scorpionfish, moray eels, and sardines.

If you want a next-level snorkeling experience, you can try the latest aquatic innovation – seabob rental in the harbor in Trogir and Kaštel Kambelovac near Split. Taking the hassle out of exploring the ocean, Seabob is the latest luxury sea toy to push the limits of human endurance via a fully motorized and totally versatile water aid! The perfect accessory for discovering the Dalmatian coastline!

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5. Diving

There are plenty of wonderful diving sites in the Adriatic sea, but the underwater world around Split is one of the finest with its amazing flora and fauna. The region of Split has several interesting diving locations and local diving centers.

The stunning beaches and the rocky coves bordering turquoise sea waters are what Split is mostly known for and what attracts most visitors, including divers. With around 30 dive sites located a boat ride away from the coast of Split and around the island lying just offshore, there is an exciting collection of different types of diving to be done here.

Whether divers want to come and take their first ever dive course, whether they want to add to their skills and take other dive courses, or whether they just want to experience the underwater world here, the dive centres and dive resorts in Split will be able to show them the best of the best. The types of dive sites to be visited here include caves, multiple wrecks, stunning sea walls, marine life-filled reefs with cavernsswim-throughs, and so much more!

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