Split, Croatia is a beautiful city and should absolutely be on your destination when traveling to Croatia! Here are the top 11 things to do in Split, Croatia – these attractions are not to be missed!
Best Things To Do in Split, Croatia
Stroll along The Riva
The Riva in Split is a large promenade located right on the seafront. Its lined with palm trees and has tons of cafes and restaurants you can eat at for great views of the sea.
Learn the history of Diocletian’s Palace
Diocletian’s Palace is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world! It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that tons of tourists visit daily. It was originally a palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement home.
One of the most famous attractions in Diocletian’s Palace is the Perystile, a beautiful courtyard (below). For those wanting more info on the history of this place, I suggest booking a small group history tour — they’re usually under $30 per person!
Climb the Cathedral of Saint Domnius Bell Tower
Located in Diocletian’s Palace, the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius can’t be missed! Apparently, it is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure.
You can climb to the top of the bell tower, and the view of the city of Split is incredible:
Visit Republic Square
Republic Square is located in the center of Split, just off the Riva. It’s hosts many cultural events and has several cafes as well. It’s pretty to see, but you don’t need to plan to spend a lot of time here necessarily.
Visit Marjan Hill Park for the best views of Split
If you’re looking for one of the best views of Split, visit Marjan Hill Park. It has an amazing lookout/observation (Prva Marjanska Vidilica) point that overlooks the entire city!
Check out the beaches in Split
Unlike Dubrovnik, Split doesn’t necessarily have the best beaches. There are several that are worth visiting though!
Bacvice beach is definitely one of the most popular and the closest to Old Town. It can hold up to 10,000 people and is always busy during peak tourist season.
Another popular beach near Split is Kasjuni Beach (Beach Kašjuni). This pebble beach is about 3.5 km outside of the city and much quieter than Bacvice.
Kaštelet, Bene, Ovčice, Trstenik and Žnjan Beaches are also mentioned as some of the best beaches to visit in Split.
Day trip from Split to the nearby Islands
There are many tours that offer day trips to see the islands + the Blue Lagoon and Blue Cave:
Drive out to the Fortress of Klis
How incredible does this Fortress of Klis look?! It’s only 20 minutes north of Split, and definitely worth the drive. Tickets are 60 kn (about $9 USD) for adults, and half that for children. Tickets include a visit to the Interpretation Centre at Mejdan Square, the Klis Fortress, and the Ethno-Agro park Stella Croatica.
PS – They’re offering free virtual tours during COVID right now!
For any of you Game of Throne fans, this might look familiar — it was the location in season four where Daenerys overthrew the Meereen! Speaking of Game of Throne fans…
Hit up a nightclub in Split
Last but not least, you’ve got to check out Split’s bars and nightclubs! They are often packed on the weekends, especially during peak tourist season.There are lots of great places around Old Town/the City Centre to check out:
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