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Split holidays 2020
Brimming with culture, stunning landscapes and a relaxing atmosphere, a holiday to Split, Croatia is not to be missed.
Situated in the heart of sunny Croatia with a spectacular Adriatic coastal location, Split is one of Europe's most picturesque and idyllic towns. Second in size only to Dubrovnik, our cheap holidays to Split give you plenty of chances to explore nearby islands, hike up the mountains that serve as the city’s backdrop, and truly enjoy the Dalmatian Coast.
Visitors will enjoy spending their days strolling around the town's ancient ruins or walking in the pretty Marjan Forest Park, before sampling the local bars and restaurants in the evenings. Split holidays are an awesome balance between sight-seeing and relaxation.
If you’re planning on island-hopping in the Adriatic, Split will make the perfect base for you. For those who wish to explore the winding coastline close to Split, Trogir will reward you with its historic town walls and harbour, whereas Primosten will offer you all the usual resort attractions, and a bit further north, is the coastal gem, Sibenik, with its maze of medieval streets.
Split at a glance
Must-visit historical sites
Split is steeped in history, visit the Roman ruins of Diocletian's Palace
Discover the best beaches
The Blue Flag Bačvice Beach is definitely a highlight for any Split holiday
Explore the city
Take walks around the old town and admire your fascinating surroundings
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Beach parties in the summer, lively nightclubs and classy cocktail bars on the seafront... Split has it all!
Fine dining scene
Dine in style at some of Split's high-end seafront restaurants
Explore the local markets
The daily Pazar Market is provides a nice stop off from sightseeing, selling everything from clothes to flowers
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Things to do in Split
Split holidays are ideal for culture-lovers, as the town dates back over 1,700 years and is steeped in history. The most iconic and imposing building is the beautiful Diocletian's Palace, which was constructed in 305 AD and is one of the most incredible Roman sites still standing today, aside from the Coliseum in Rome, of course.
Those with restless legs can break a sweat with a hike up to the top of Marjan Hill, a fragrant nature reserve that hugs Split. Meanwhile, those who prefer a gentle stroll can take a wander along the Riva, Split’s pedestrian-friendly promenade, which is bustling with cafés and restaurants to refuel in.
Hvar and Brac, tiny lush, green gems surrounded by turquoise waters, are two of the nearest islands, and are both perfect for day trips while holidaying in Split. There are also ferry connections to the famous city of Dubrovnik, which Lord Byron referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic. In fact, many visitors to Split choose a multi-centred holiday option and include a few days staying in this historical wonder.
Surrounded by water, Split, Croatia, is a coastal haven of pebble beaches and clear water. If you’re looking to spend a bit of time soaking up the sun, Split has a mix of popular, lively beaches with bars and activities, and quieter areas, great for relaxing and getting away from it all.
Away from town you may fancy a spot of island-hopping to Brac and Hvar taking time to enjoy the crystal-clear sea, or spend a quiet day on the beach down at Omis, or simply explore the stunning countryside along the coastline.
Some beaches are a short journey from the centre of town but can be easily reached by the town’s public transport or by hiring a bike. Bene Beach, situated beneath Marjan Hill, is easy to get to by bus or the handy tourist train which runs during the summer. Kasjuni Beach can be found on the other side of Marjan Hill and is great for those looking to sunbathe during the day and carry on into the evening with a few drinks at one of the beach bars. The popular Bacvice Beach is more central, offers great facilities and activities, and boasts Blue Flag status.
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