Split Holidays (2020 / 2021) - Balkan Escape

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Split Holidays

Holidays to Split offer a rich mix of culture, architecture, atmosphere and exuberant Mediterranean style.

Croatia's second largest city with a 1,700 year history, Split remains one of the Adriatic's most fascinating ports and is an important link to many of the nearby islands. It is home to a wealth of museums and other cultural assets, including one of the world's most impressive Roman monuments, the Diocletian's Palace, a dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fine standard of quality accommodation along with the reliable Dalmatian sunshine ensures a Split holiday will be a memorable experience.


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The Split Basics 



Getting there - Fly from London and all main regional airports from the UK to Split Airport (SPU). Flight time is typically 2hrs 15 mins to 3 hrs. Transfer to Split takes around 30 minutes



When to go - Split offers a warm climate and enjoyed throughout the summer period. The shoulder months of Months April, May, early June, late September and October offer cheaper accommodation and lesser crowds. 


getting around

Getting around - The majority of the hotels are located in the centre of Split, therefore the main sights, such as the Diocletian Palace, are a short walk away. The ferry port and main bus station are also nearby making day trips to nearby islands and towns easily accessible.


getting around

Weather - The months of June, July and August are hot and usually hit 30 degrees. Early April and October is generally around 20 degrees.


What to do in Split


Explore the Diocletian Palace: The Sprawling Diocletian Palace, a World Heritage Site, is not only one of the best preserved Roman buildings in existence, it is a maze of delightful restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and ancient churches. 

The military fortress and residence was built from gleaming white stone from nearby island of Brac (the same material used to build the White House). No expense spared! It covers 31,000 sq metres, contains 220 buildings within its boundaries and is currently home to around 3,000 people. 

Walk the Palace's corridors and alleyways where Split's emperors once trod as you go about your shopping - stunning! Energetic souls will want to venture up the St Domnius Cathedral for breath-taking views of Split and the surrounding islands. In the evening the palace takes on an eerie glow, especially on moonlit nights when the marble stones shimmer and ancient Roman ruins loom out of the shadows, making it one of Croatia's most romantic midnight strolls.


Supetar, Brac


Supetar, Brac

Marjan: Located on the western fringe of the city is Marjan. A wooded hillside peninsula that offers utterly spectacular 360 degree views of Split and its neighbouring islands. Marjan is a must for any visitor. You'll love it for its walking, jogging, swimming opportunities. A range of cafes are also located on Marjan.


Supetar, Brac

Split's Museums: Split is host to a number of museums that are well worth a visit. The Ethnographic Museum of Split displays a wide range of artefacts throughout the history of the city, including pottery, traditional clothing, furniture and jewellery. It is conveniently located within the Old Town and entrance is around £3 to visit. Other Museums that should be on your hit-list include the City Museum of Split, Museum of Croatian Archaelogical Monuments and the Gallery of Ivan Mestrovic.


Day Trips from Split



Hvar Island: Regularly voted as one of the top islands to visit in Europe is Hvar. The fantastic Hvar Town is the place to go, medieval walls surround the beautifully ornamented gothic palaces on the winding stone streets, while in the bay luxury yachts dock near the stylish bars and cafes. In the summer there’s up to four catamaran crossings per day, taking one hour each way from Split, making a day trip very easy.  duration is one hour. Book your ticket in advance though! For more information on Hvar, click here.


Supetar, Brac

Supetar, Brac: One of the largest and most beautiful of Croatia’s islands, Brac makes for a perfect day trip from Split. The island’s main town is Supetar, only a 50 minute ferry journey from Split, which departs up to 12 times a day making it easily accessible. Supetar has an interesting Old Town as well as a number of excellent cafes and restaurants by the harbour. Sit back, relax and unwind in the sun. For more information on Brac, click here.


krka national park

Krka National Park: Covering 142 square metres, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s famous for its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk, a collection of 17 waterfalls that range in height of 45 metres. Unlike Plitvice National Park, you can swim here, an ideal way to cool off in the summer sun. If you haven’t a hire car, to get to Krka N.P from Split, take one of the regular buses to Skradin, the town where you enter the park (entrance fee payable). Alternatively there’s a wide range of organised excursions available. For more information on Krka visit our guide here.


krka national park

Trogir: Another of Croatia’s UNESCO sites, Trogir is a very picturesque town not far from Split offering a rich history, plenty of culture and excellent food. The old town evolved within its medieval city walls, on a small island connected by bridges to both the mainland and the island of Ciovo. Trogir is very easy to get to from Split. There are regular coach services from the main bus station in Split, throughout the day. In summer a passenger ferry takes around one hour. For more information on Trogir, click here.


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