If ever there was a coastal region in the world considered to be the most endowed with natural beauty, Split Region in Dalmatia would likely hold the reigning title.
This is a land uniquely blessed with complete raw allure. With a breathtaking shoreline set against the Dinaric Alps, it’s as if nature converged for the sole reason of providing the perfect setting for inspired indulgence. With over 1,000 islands, a pristine sea, and medieval fortresses all in their back yard, it’s no wonder Dalmatians snub the “modern” world.
Dalmatian history is intricately laced with influences of the Illyrians, the Venetians, the Byzantines, and Romans. The architecture alone is enough to make one drunk with awe. Beaches seduce and cafes beckon. The stunning features of the region extend beyond the shores and into the high cheek bones and lengthy legs of its original inhabitants. If that wasn’t enough, golden skin, dark hair, and light eyes are typical trademark Dalmatian attributes.
Although, just like Dubrovnik, the holiday offers in this whole region are weather dependant, Split is the largest Dalmatian city and thereby has more available activities during the pre and post season. Of course, it's the Croatian coastline so "formally", the season starts with April and lasts until mid October.
Where to stay
Split has a diverse range of accommodation options, from hotels and apartments in the city center near Diocletian's Palace, to guesthouses and hostels for a more authentic experience. For those seeking a more luxurious and tranquil stay, there are also Luxury Villas and resorts located outside the city centre. With options suitable for solo travellers, groups, families, and business travellers, Split has something to offer for everyone's needs.
Getting to/from Split
Split is an important traffic hub in Dalmatia. If your destination is one of Dalmatian islands, surely you will end up in Split waiting for a ferry. Split has largest airport in this part of Croatia, it is a last train stop when travelling south and a major bus hub.
How long should you stay in Split? If you're only interested in the historic core, one day will suffice. However, if you have more time, 3, 5, or 7-day itineraries are ideal for exploring the city and its surroundings. Split, a 1700-year-old city built within an ancient Roman palace and offers numerous attractions and beautiful beaches.
A plethora of great restaurants and ice cream parlours, a true foodie's paradise. Additionally, Split is a great base for day trips to neighbouring islands, Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik, Mostar, and Međugorje. Whether you're seeking attractions, activities, or day tours, Split has plenty to offer.