Split is famous for its beaches, amazing and preserved cultural attraction from the Roman age called Diocletian's palace, beautiful and preserved hill Marjan and Ultra Europe Festival.
Alongside Dubrovnik, Split is Croatian top destination.
Diocletian's palace was built at the end of the 3rd century in Split and today is still preserved. The name palace may be misleading: it is more like a big fortress with lots of buildings inside: almost like a small city.
The palace was built by Roman Emporer Diocletian who wanted to spend last years of his life there, after the retirement.
Split Peristyle is the most famous square in the palace. It is almost completely preserved and today represents one of the most important remains of the old Roman empire.
The Peristyle is surrounded by the Cathedral of St. Dominus which was previously Roman mausoleum, entrance to the basement of the palace and the building which is the former temple of Jupiter.
Golden Gate is the name for north entrance to the palace. It is the most beautiful and preserved entrance.
Entrance to the palace is free.
Bačvice is the most famous beach in Split. It is known all over the world for a game called picigin. The game is included in UNESCO non-material world heritage.
The beach consists of sandy and concrete part. During July and August beach it is downright crowded.
The second by popularity beach is Kasjuni, located at the foot of Marjan hill. It is a big pebble beach that boasts exceptional natural beauty and crystal clear green sea.
Žnjan is the biggest beach in Split, which is still in process of reconstruction that started in 2018.
Beach Bacvice full of people
Beach Bacvice concrete part
A place with the most vibrant atmosphere in Split is Riva. Located just near the south entrance to the palace from one side, and the sea from the other, Riva is a must-visit place in Split. There are thousands of visitors and locals having a walk there, socializing, drinking coffee or a beer, and talking about politics and football.
coffee bar on Split Riva
Marjan is hill located at the western part of Split. There are many places to visit on Marjan. The first one is Marjan forest park, a place ideal for walking, running and cycling. Beach Bene is part of the park almost completely in the woods.
Besides the forest park and the beach, there are other attractions on Marjan. There is a panoramic view of Split and a coffee bar which you can notice after a few hundred meters of walking. There are a few small churches you will see while walking. That's no wonder because Marjan was the favourite place of the medieval deserts.
Accommodation in Split
Hotel Park is a luxury hotel located near beach Bacvice, and probably the best accommodation option in Split.
Private apartments are the most common type of accommodation. Most of them are listed on booking.com.
During Ultra Europe Festival, accommodation is approximately twice expensive compared to other season intervals.
Months May and October are increasingly popular among visitors due to less expensive accommodation prices and less crowded beaches and places to visit.