Split Guides

Guide to Split

A dazzling port and glamorous holiday destination, Split is a great combination of old-world charm and beach fun.

Even though Split is a port for many Croatian islands, sitting elegantly between the Adriatic and the mountains, the country’s second city has two Unesco World Heritage sites within its walls, a marble waterfront walkway and a buzzing atmosphere around its bars and pubs.

Facts About Split

Top Attractions

Diocletian's Palace

Roman ruins located in the Old Town of Split – this palace was originally built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the fourth century.

Riva (Harbour)

The Riva is one of the most popular locations in Split – and for good reason, too. The promenade is lined with palm trees and makes a gorgeous location for an afternoon stroll.

Zlatni Rat Beach

Arguably the most stunning beach in Croatia, be sure to visit Zlatni Rat Beach for your turquoise-sea-golden-sands hit. The perfect location for an envy-inducing Insta snap!

Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius

One of the most well-preserved Roman buildings today, the cathedral and bell-tower are open to visitors and a definite must-see for tourists.

Main Districts

Cultural Hotspots

Split Gallery of Fine Arts

The destination of choice for arty travellers.

Ethnographic Museum

Museum of the people of Croatia, with historical artefacts and traditional folk clothing.

Ivan Mestrovic Gallery

Sculpture garden showing exhibits from this Croatian artist.

Free Walking Tour?

Free tours are not permitted under Croatian law… however, you can book a spot on the one that runs daily at free-split-tours.com. It costs 75 Kuna and meets at South Gate of the Diocletian’s Palace on the waterfront Riva Promenade. Tours last 2.5 hours.

Trips to Split