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.
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.
It's summer in Split so join the locals for the pilgrimage to the Bacvice nightlife complex right on the Adriatic, with its wide choice of restaurants, bars and clubs.
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
The myriad Dalmatian Isles beckon just a ferry ride away from the Split waterfront. Enjoy a day trip out to rugged Brac with its hiking, hip Hvar for chic Hvar Town or relaxed Solta, effectively a sleepy Split suburb. croatiaferries.com