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Why Visit Split?

Split is the second largest city in Croatia. It dates back to the Roman Empire, so the place is steeped in history. It was Emperor Doicletian who built his retirement palace in Split in the 4th century, Doicletian’s Palace is still 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 is called Riva, with stunning views onto the Adriatic Sea and amble 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 activate and exploring while on holidays. With so much culture and history to explore, it is ideal for couples and singletons a like. Game of throne fans will also enjoy seeing where some of the show was filmed!

A summer holiday to Split has never been easier to book as Ryanair and Aerlingus now offer flights to Split from Dublin 4 times a week during the summer months. The average flight time is 3 hours 10 minutes.

Things to do in Split

Attractions

  • The best thing to do in Split is put on a pair of comfy shoes and go explore! Climb the bell Tower within Doicletian’s Palace, get lost in the streets of the Old Town or stroll the promenade of Riva.
  • Spend a day on the beach soaking up some sun and taking a dip in the ocean.
  • There are plenty of day trips available from Split. Head to Krka National Park to swim under the waterfalls or take a boat trip to the island of Hvar.

Nightlife

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.

Dining Out

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.

Beaches

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!

Shopping

In the Split’s Old town city centre you will spot many little unique boutiques to browser through. If you are looking for large shopping malls, you will find them roughly 20 minutes outside of the city.

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit 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.

Local Info

Currency

The local currency used in Split Croatia is the Croatian Kuna. Some places may accept Euro, but it is recommended to take Croatian Kuna with you to avoid high exchange rates.

Time Zone

The time zone in Split is GMT +1, so they are 1 hour ahead of Ireland.

Getting around

Once you arrive in Split the best way to get around is by foot as a lot of the town in pedestrianised. However, taxis are available and there is a local bus service too.