Things to do in Split

Bask in the sunny beaches and crystal waters of Split

Split is a city located in Central Dalmatia, Croatia. The city’s superb beaches face the Adriatic Sea and its year-round sunny climate makes it a major tourism hub in the country. Aside from its beach-side attractions, Split also boasts an ancient historic center that depicts the rich and long-standing heritage of the city.


Things to do in Split



Frolicking on the beaches of Split may sound like a typical holiday activity but it actually is an extraordinary Croatian experience. The most popular beaches to go sunbathing, swimming, and people watching are Bačvice, Kašjuni, Bene, and Kaštelet.


The historic center

There are several points of interest in the city and sightseeing is a very rewarding activity to do during a pleasant day. If you are a history buff you will love this city and all the interesting things to do in Split. A do-not-miss attraction is the historic center and the famous Diocletian’s Palace. It is an amazing place with an interesting history. Take your time to stroll around and don’t forget to go up in the clock tower. It’s offers an amazing view over the city!



You can also visit the animals at the Split Science Museum and Zoo or watch some live sports at the Poljud Stadium.



Split offers one of the most unforgettable nightlife scenes in Croatia. Outdoor cafes and open-air bars line the Riva seafront and several restaurants and entertainment venues can be found in the Old Town. Nightclubs are clustered on Bačvice beach, where lively seaside parties are often held.


Getting out of town

If you want to explore outside the city, you can take a bus or a ferry to Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Zadar, and Zagreb.


When to go to Split

The climate of Split borders on both Mediterranean and humid subtropical climates. Summers are hot and moderately dry, with an average high of 30 °C (86 °F) in the hottest and driest month of July. Winters are mild and rainy, with an average January low of 5 °C (41°F). November and December are the wettest months of the year. Snow is rare in Split, with only 3 days of snow per year.


The summer months of June through August are usually packed with tourists, so the most ideal time to go sightseeing and beachcombing are the spring and autumn seasons. The winter months of January through March are also a great time to enjoy your holiday in the city, especially if you want a cooler day temperature to roam around the city streets.


Things to do in Split

Split Facts

Population178 102
CurrencyCroatian Kuna
AirportSplit, Croatia (SPU)

Split average temperatures

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Split Opera House

Croatian National Theatre in Split

As in the case of the Rijeka Opera House, this Croatian opera house is more commonly called HNK Split by the locals. Located near Park Josipa in the old parts of Split, the surrounding area of the opera house is as much a tourist attraction as the opera house itself. Today it is one of the premier opera houses in Croatia and host around 300 performances every year. They also host the Splitsko Ijeto during the summer and the Marulićevi dani festival in april. Make sure to not miss it when you are in town!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Split - Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

The city of Split contains the ruins of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, built during the late 3rd century, where he spent his last years. This palace is considered the most important example of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea due in part to its level of preservation, and together with the surrounding areas it is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. In the Middle Ages, Split’s cathedral that you can visit today was built using materials from the ancient mausoleum of the palace. As time went by, between the 13th and 15th centuries Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches were built in the protected area. The fusion of styles is guaranteed to make you fall in love with the site while watching the development of its history in every building you see.

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