Step into the ancient history of Split

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Croatia’s second-largest city, Split is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. It is also one of the Croatian cities used as a Game of Thrones backdrop, and fans of the hit show can join an organized tour to learn more about their favorite scenes.

Step inside Diocletian’s Palace – a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years.


Spend An Unforgettable And Active Vacation In Split!

Split, one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean, is a city that has been sung in many songs and won the hearts of many. A city in whose streets you will feel the Dalmatian charm that has reigned here for centuries, and whose ancient history leaves you speechless. It is the fact that the life of the inhabitants of Split is intertwined with love for the city and the sea that makes it special. The love of many for this city is visible in every step, so do not stop enjoying it for a moment. The old town is full of beautiful streets, squares and monuments that will delight you at first sight. Its accessibility and atmosphere will enchant all its visitors and show why Split is one of the most popular places in the Mediterranean. Split abounds in many beauties, some of which are thousands of years old, but you can feel its uniqueness most in its people. Split is not only made of walls or monuments, it is also made up of cheerful and friendly people who will make you love every moment spent in Split.

Explore Diocletian palace

The spectacular Diocletian’s Palace is a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site built in Roman military camp style, and a visit here is one of the top things to do in Split. Its basement also served as a set location for filming the Game of Thrones, resulting in its being one of the attractions for fans of the TV show.

Some people mistakenly believe that Diocletian’s Palace is the Old Town of Split — but the Old Town extends well beyond Diocletian’s Palace. This part of Split is charming and worth exploring. Old Town Split is home to interesting shops, restaurants, and cafes, and has some of the best architecture in the city.

Climb to the Top of the Bell Tower

Split’s bell tower is part of the Cathedral of St Domnius. You’ll recognize it from the skyline. If you think it’s beautiful from below, just wait until you see the view from the top! Climbing up to the top is quite a workout (the steps are steep), but it is 100% worth it for the view of the city, Marjan Hill, and the sea at the top.

Explore the old town

The old town – a walk through the city of Split is something you should not miss since there are countless streets and squares where you can fully experience the ancient culture. So don’t miss a visit to Prokurative where you can enjoy a morning coffee or a romantic dinner. Take a walk along Marmontova Street, which stretches all the way to Split’s waterfront, or enjoy delicious food on the beautiful Pjaca.

Enjoy stunning views of Split- Marjan Hill

Marjan Hill is a forested oasis close to Old Town Split, offering gorgeous views of the city. You can come here to hike, take photos, or just enjoy the views! There are various scenic viewpoints and paths for hiking and enjoying the scenery. Apart from its many rest areas and benches, the park is notable for its towering pine trees, which shelter peaceful walking trails. It’s also a popular spot for rock climbing on the cliffs below the lookout. Marjan Forest Park can be easily accessed from the city center by walking through the old quarter of Varos, a 15-minute walk, and should most definitely be included on your Split travel itinerary. Take a picnic, or stop at sunset for incredible, breathtaking vistas.

Check out displays of costumes and swords- Klis Fortess

Located about 12 kilometers northeast of the town center, the Klis Fortress is well worth a visit. If you watch Game of Thrones, you may recognize the castle as the City of Meereen. In addition, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view that extends to the whole of Split and its surroundings.

Experience the friendly vibe on Green Market

Split’s green market – locally known as Pazar – is located by the east wall of the UNESCO-listed World Heritage site of the Diocletian Palace. This is where you can witness everyday life in Split and feel like one of the locals. The colourful outdoor market is fast becoming a popular destination for tourists eager to experience authentic Croatia.  A visit to Split’s green market is an unforgettable experience.

Eat traditional Dalmatian food

Dalmatian cuisine is based on Mediterranean food, famous for its natural and healthy ingredients: seafood, vegetables, olive oil, and – of course – amazing, top quality wine. While in Split, you should definitely try seafood and numerous fish specialties. They are prepared with extra virgin olive oil and served with vegetables and spices from local herbs and weeds, that makes it even more delicious. Peka (lamb, veal or chicken) with potatoes, Pasticada (slow cooked rich beef roast, with unique spices) and black risotto are traditionally prepared, in the old fashioned way that ensures the spectacular taste. After all these, it’s a great way to finish dinner with wonderful desserts, made mostly from Meditteranean fruits, like dried figs, raisins or almonds. And a shot of “rakija”, a very popular domestic brandy.

Enjoy sunset views from Split’s seafront promenade

Split’s seafront promenade is lined with lively cafes, bars, eateries and souvenir shops Also known as Riva, it’s one of the most romantic and picturesque areas in the city. You can stroll down the street with views of the Adriatic Sea or enjoy sunset views from one of the many cafes. Riva is also a public square, so you may come across concerts and festivals.

Get on a boat

The weather conditions in Split are almost perfect for sailing at any time of the year, and given the geographical position and number of islands, this area could easily be the most interesting place to sail the Mediterranean. Decide for yourself whether you want a day trip from dawn to dusk at sea or you want to sail for a few days. If you decide to spend a few days on a boat, we recommend cruising the islands as the best way to enjoy your vacation. Swim in the crystal clear sea, sunbathe as much as you can and drink a glass (or two) of quality Croatian wine.

Experience adrenaline

A special attraction for all adventurers rafting is on the river Cetina, moreover, rafting is the most popular adventure tour in this area. The river Cetina is one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers and sailing along the Cetina you can see and experience rapids, quiet parts of the river, waterfalls and caves. Rafting on the Cetina is a combination of adventure and relaxation through crystal green water and untouched nature. After rafting it is possible to make a barbecue on the banks of the river. Anyone brave enough to try rafting will remember it for a long time and will probably come back again.