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Split is the second largest city in Croatia. It dates back to the Roman Empire, so the place is steeped in history. Emperor Doicletian built his retirement palace in Split in the 4th century, and it can still be found in the heart of the city today. Game of Throne fans will recognise this palace, as it is where many of the city of Meereen scenes were filmed.
There are many reasons to visit Split; maybe you want to explore the ancient city, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites or simply enjoy some time on the beach. The Old Town is a great place to wander the cobblestoned lanes and get lost in the history. The harbour in Split, called Riva, has stunning views onto the Adriatic Sea and ample cafes perched along the waterfront. Riva is the perfect place to sit, relax and people watch!
Split is the perfect destination for people who enjoy being active and exploring while on holidays. With so much culture and history to discover, it is ideal for couples and singletons alike. Game of Thrones fans will also enjoy seeing where some of the show was filmed!
Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights to Split from Dublin 4 times a week during the summer months. The average flight time is 3 hours 10 minutes.
To learn more about things to do in Split, the best time to go and local info see here.
Split has a rich and vibrant night life; most nights will start out with a cocktail in one of the many cafes along the Riva promenade or a glass of wine in a popular wine bar. Then the crowd will move onto the Old Town centre of Split, where you can find live music and the only nightclub in the city centre. If you are still up for a party, hop in a taxi 5 minutes out of the city to the popular night clubs.
Restaurants in Split love to serve up traditional Croatian food to please the locals and tourists. They are known for their fresh seafood, homemade pastas and oven-baked pizzas. The quality of restaurants in Split are excellent, with choices to suit all budgets.
Split may not be known for its beaches, but it should be. You will find plenty of clean beaches both east and west of the town centre. Some beaches even offer sunbed rental, if you want to spend the day there!
Split’s Old Town city centre is home to many unique little boutiques that visitors can browse through. If you are looking for large shopping malls, you will find them roughly 20 minutes outside of the city.
The best time to visit Split is during the summer months. July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C. If you want to swim in the Adriatic Sea, August is the best time to holiday in Split as the average sea temperature is 25°C.
The local currency used in Split is the Croatian Kuna. Some places may accept Euro, but it is recommended to take Croatian Kuna with you to avoid high exchange rates.
The time zone in Split is GMT +1, so they are 1 hour ahead of Ireland.
The best way to get around Split is by foot as a lot of the town in pedestrianised. However, taxis are available and there is a local bus service too.