9 places to visit in and around Split
Split, Croatia is often viewed as a base-city for island hopping day trips, but its buzzing Dalmatian culture begs a second look. The city is a fascinating nexus of tradition and stylish modernity, and its beautiful coastline of course doesn’t hurt either.
3. Ivan Mestrovic Gallery
This museum is quality over quantity. Seeing works by the great 20th century sculptor displayed in such a naturally beautiful environment makes the trip outside of town worth it.
6. Split Festival
Festival Zabavne Glazbe Split is a pop music festival that has, and continues to feature, the best Croatian artists since 1960.
Take the ferry a couple hours south of Split to the island city Hvar. Stay a night or two to explore the city’s restaurants, marinas, museums, galleries, and cafes.
Another island is Brac, a place known for producing the white stone that the White House is made of. Wander through the abandoned stone villages in the center of the island.
9. Split to Dubrovnik Sailing Trip
There are a variety of boat trips to the ancient city of Dubrovnik, a stunning city of history surrounded by the shimmering beauty of the Adriatic.
Frequently asked questions about Split
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Planning Your Visit
Take the bus
The trains aren’t as reliable in this part of Europe, but don’t be afraid of the local buses. They’re clean, safe, and amazingly well connected.
Talking on the Phone While Driving Is Illegal
If you do rent a car, be aware that laws, especially about talking on the phone, are strictly enforced. And if you prefer automatic cars, be sure to let the rental company know while booking.
Be Careful Before You Show Some Skin
It’s totally cool to go topless at most of these beaches, but use discretion. Ninety percent of Croatians are Catholic and some islands are still very religious, like Vrbnik, for example.
Good to know
- Croatian Kuna (kn)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- July and August are popular months to visit for the beach weather, but if you can go before the season gets underway, you can find lower prices, fewer crowds, and some great festivals.
Sightseeing in Split
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What people are saying about Split
Trogir is a very charming city, one hour was enough time to get the flavor of the place, the blue lagoon is fantastic, and the village of Maslinica was also very nice. Good amount of time in every place. Nice tour. Our skipper was a young guide with a lot of energy, great control of the high speed boat, and a great music list to set the tone in the boat, the group was having a blast, myself included. Definitely recommend.
This was definetely highlight of my visit to split. The tour was very well organized from start to finish with very good lunch free water juice and wine throughout the whole day they even added the watermellon on the way back. Congrats to the team and the company
Simply a must do while in split!!! Lunch was really nice the crew was helphul and friendly. I would do it all over again if given the chance. Thank you Gray Line for this amazing day:):)
I really enjoyed this tour and would suggest to anyone except the people that cant swim. Nice lunch, free drinks, relaxed crew, nice music all in all would come back again for sure.
Our guide was very nice, she showed us the palace, shared advice, made us laugh and gave us a valuable inside to Croatia and it’s people. Fully recommended