Split is Croatia’s second largest city, located on the rugged Aegean Coast. The ancient and diverse history of Split makes the city an absolute joy to explore, and if you only have a day to sightsee before the possibilities of Split grab your attention, many of the most important attractions in Split are located together inside the walls of the magnificent Diocletian Palace. Split is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, set between the gentle waters of the Adriatic and the soaring mountains of the Croatian mainland.
Split has had a remarkable history, originally a Greek settlement, the city was then in Roman hands, during which period many of the most remarkable monuments, including the Diocletian Palace, were build. There is a vast amount to see in Split, whose old town is an amazing mix of Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French and Yugoslavian influences. Of all the many treasures to explore in Split, the stunning Diocletian Palace is certainly the most impressive, and well worth exploration from any Split accommodation. The Cathedral and architecture of People’s Square, (Narodni Trg), certainly shouldn’t be missed either. Those wishing to get a little more accustomed with the extraordinary history and culture of Split should head to the Museum of Croatia, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, the Maritime Museum and/or the Mestrovic Gallery.
Evenings are always a joy in Split. The locals, or Splicani, are great fun, and have an unquenchable thirst for enjoyment. Fine food and drink, jubilant singing and dancing and a warm welcome are all but guaranteed during the evenings in Split, and there are more restaurants, bars and clubs than you could possibly visit in a single Split holiday. The Split Festival (Summer in Split) is a wonderful cultural celebration in July and August, when the whole of the ancient centre is taken over for concerts, street theatre, opera, exhibitions and dancing. Summer in Split represents a magnificent time to be staying in Split accommodation, but throughout the summer, the city hosts a great range of events, festivals and celebrations, so you are never too far from a party in a self catering Split holiday rental!
If the weather is right, the town beach is a fantastic place to be. Although modest by some beach resort’s standards, the beach is still a welcome break from the heat, with soft sand and clear waters aplenty. The most popular beach in Split, Bacvice is centrally located, and is always popular with locals, although not usually too crowded.
Self catering Split accommodation is the perfect base for exploration of the Dalmatian Islands. There are regular ferry services leaving Split for the islands, dropping visitors at islands including Hvar, Brac and Vir. The islands are an absolute delight to explore, each with a different character and each hiding natural and cultural treasures in spades. If you are lucky enough to be on s sailing holiday in Split, the Dalmatian Islands offer a veritable playground of beaches, inlets and picturesque, sheltered coves.
Split has a wonderfully mild climate all year round, which is ideal for seeing the many sights at any time of year. Summer is the most popular time to visit, as daily temperatures soar into the mid 30’s (˚C) on a daily basis.
With Split Airport (SPU) receiving regular inbound flights direct from London, Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN), reaching Split accommodation couldn’t be easier.