Cheap flights to Split
Split – a stylish city with thumping nightlife, lively beaches, plenty of tourist activities and simply stunning World Heritage sites.
Often overlooked among its fellow cities as a mere jumping off point for those travelling to the Dalmatian islands, there is much more to Split as this travel guide will tell you. Well, how many cities do you know that have a Roman palace built into the very heart of its old town? Diocletian’s sprawling palace is not only one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world, it’s also host to numerous restaurants, boutiques and charismatic homes. Walk the corridors and alleyways where emperors once trod as you go about your shopping – stunning! And while you’re at it why not pop up to the top of the St Domnius Cathedral for breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding islands.
Browse original art and other creations at central Split hideaway Galerija Studio Naranca. You can order bespoke jewellery here, too, if you are looking for something really special (5 Majstora Jurja).
The subterranean level of Diocletian's Palace is now home to a flurry of shop stalls, with all manner of souvenirs and gifts on offer, many of them with a Split theme.
The old fishing quarter of Varos lies just up the hill from the city centre. New cafes, bars and restaurants have spiced it up of late.
Split's Riva is prime see-and-be-seen territory year round and now, as the mercury cools off, you can start to enjoy it surrounded by more locals than tourists. The cafes are much easier to get a seat in at this time of year, too.
Just a stroll to the west of the Old Town, the mighty Marjan Hill awaits with the chance to escape the summer heat. Adriatic breezes cool your neck as you climb towards the trees and the giant Croatia flag at the top.
The old Roman town of Salona on Split's outskirts offers a teasing window into Roman life with its impressive and evocative ruins.
Trogir is one of the Adriatic's most spectacular towns, a compact gem whose atmospheric old stone streets and buildings (plus its UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral) crowd around its tiny island home. trogironline.com