Holidays in Split

Travel Information

Language: Croatian


Local time: GMT/BST+1
Local Airport(s)
  Flight time Transfer time
(to resort)
Split 2 hours 35 mins

Holidays in Croatia

The historic city of Split is Croatia's second largest city, with just over 165,000 inhabitants. It takes up most of a large Croatian peninsula that juts out into the sea, enclosing the Split Channel.  

Considered to be one of the oldest cities in the area, Split is over 1,700 years old, and rich in cultural history. The original city was founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian back in 313AD, who built a palace on the site. In more recent history, the city became an important part of Yugoslavia after World War II, and became independent in the latter parts of the 20th century, eventually turning into the bustling hotspot it is today.    

Take a city break to Split and see what this fascinating place has to offer!   

Have fun on holidays to Split

Split is a popular destination for holiday buffs, thanks to its rich history and outstanding cultural landmarks. One of the most famous sites is Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor, much of which is still standing today. For an added touch of history, look for the Cathedral of Domnius and the People's Square, both of which showcase how the architectural and cultural influences of the city have changed over the centuries. Art lovers will want to visit the Mestrovic gallery, which features works by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, who also designed the building. There are also plenty of museums in the local area, including the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Croatia.    

The local beaches of Split are popular amongst tourists and locals alike, with pebble-sand shores, surrounded by beautiful parks. Around the Marjan Park area you'll find a number of the most popular, with coffee bars along the promenade to relax in after a day of exploring the local culture. However you'll be in for a unique sight once you arrive. The locals of Split spend much of their time enjoying a water game developed in the area known as Picigin, similar to a form of handball. The more adventurous may want to join in  -thanks to the game's relaxed and informal nature, you shouldn't have any problem finding people to play with!

Going out in Split

Split's nightlife is varied and exciting, offering everything from late-night coffee shop culture to all-night clubs and beach parties. The Gaga bar is popular for outdoor cocktails in summer, while music buffs will love to start the evening at the Luxor, where you can relax with a drink and listen to some of Split's best up-and-coming musicians. When midnight comes and the nightclubs open, many head to the seafront. Here you'll find the large and exclusive Hemingway Split, the Bacvice bar, which boasts cave dancers and international DJs, and Tropico, the small and vibrant beach bar and club. Rock music fans can also head to O'Hara's, where you'll find live bands and DJs and a great look at Split's rock and indie scene.    

Split is one of the best-loved holiday destinations in Croatia, and with good reason. Not only does it give you everything you could want in terms of enriching heritage, but it's easy to get to as well. Book with easyJet holidays for flexible offers and hassle-free planning, so you can just sit back and enjoy your holiday!

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