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Destination guide

Soak up Roman history and art galleries from Split villas

Split is the second-largest city in the country, and it's packed full of adventure all kinds of people can enjoy. You'll find historical sites like Diocletian's Palace, which dates back 17 centuries, along with the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Additionally, Split is home to the Meštrović Gallery, where you can see stunning works of art from the eponymous sculptor. For more modern attractions, you can visit the local harbour known as Riva for high-end shops and restaurants. Villas here tend to be quite varied, but anything near the water or with historical value is going to lean more toward the luxurious side.

 
Things to do

Attractions near your holiday rental in Split

You'll find all manner of enchanting attractions within easy reach of your Split holiday rental. Top of the agenda for many is Diocletian's Palace, a mesmerising UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Constructed in the 4th century AD, this sprawling fortress-like structure sits at the epicentre of the old town, with a large number of locals living and working within its imposing walls. The striking contrast between ancient grandeur and modern city life makes this a unique sight to behold. The Cathedral of Saint Domnius is another must-see. Constructed in the 4th century and consecrated at the turn of the 7th century, it's widely believed to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world with an intact original structure. The ancient main building is adorned with a Romanesque bell tower – climb to the top for unbeatable panoramic views.

Activities

Things to do near Split holiday homes

Split has proven to be even more irresistible to international visitors since it has been used as a filming location for one of the world's biggest TV shows, Game of Thrones. Friendly local guides will be all too happy to show you the spots where your favourite scenes were shot. For a little self-indulgence, head to one of the region's world-renowned wineries and sample crisp whites and full-bodied reds whilst overlooking a verdant vineyard. Despite its quaint old-world vibe, Split is surprisingly lively after dark, with al fresco bars where you can toast the sunset with an ice-cold beer, and pulsing clubs where you can dance until the early hours.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Split holiday homes

Split holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August, when days are typically dry, hot and sunny, with reliably clear blue skies. If you can be flexible with your dates, you may prefer to visit in late spring or early autumn. Temperatures are still gloriously warm, and you may find it easier to land a great deal on accommodation. Split's climate is one of the finest in Europe, with very mild winters. However, if you're visiting at this time of year, you'd be wise to pack warm clothes and something waterproof.

Natural features

Blissful beaches and wonderful waterfalls

Split's best-known attractions may be man-made, but Mother Nature has also worked her magic in and around the city. On the outskirts of town you'll find picturesque pebble beaches, offering direct access to gentle, crystal-clear waters, ideal for splashing around in. If you feel like really getting away from it all, Split is less than 20 minutes by car from the lush, unspoilt Krka National Park. Its star attraction is a series of thundering waterfalls and shimmering swimming lakes.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Split

Fly into Split (SPU), the closest airport, located 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Brac Island (BWK), which is 19.3 mi (31.1 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Split Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Split holiday rentals

If you're travelling with kids, you'll find a range of kid-friendly activities in Split. Holiday rentals are available near places like Marjan Forest Park, a hillside park with jogging trails, points of interest and a recreational area. Kids will also like the Archaeological Museum, a vast museum with diverse artefacts from Split’s archaeological history.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Split holiday homes

Split has plenty of romantic locations to enjoy during a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near places like the Mestrovic Gallery, a museum with displays from the 20th-century sculptor in his former studio, and Bacvice Beach, a sandy beach with soft sand and shallow waters. You could also visit Old Jupiter’s Temple, a third-century Roman temple to Jupiter that holds a Egyptian sphinx.

How many holiday rentals are available around Split?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,575 holiday lettings around Split. From 771 villas to 1,399 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Split?

Taking deep breaths of clean ocean air, lounging in the sunshine and losing all sense of time. Now that's the sort of awesome vacay you deserve. There are 4,633 beachside getaway homes to select from. After a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our options for this destination include:

  • 4,067 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,156 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,639 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Split?

Take in this destination like a local from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood in no time at all! You can take your pick from 8,287 different options via HomeAway. If you get in quick, you could be spending as little as £16 per night. If that doesn't fit with your crew's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 1,430 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Villa: 773 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 238 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.

Can I stay in Split in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a special trip with the family or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out under the same roof! The good news is that HomeAway has options to suit. Apartment holiday rentals are the most popular choice here for large groups of travellers. Our database presently has 1,542 available. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the holiday rental options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 1,874 rental properties just right for that size. Stay a night from just £17.
  • Require somewhere for 5 guests? We have 1,371 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £21 a night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent to suit 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 963 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £56 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your brother and all your buddies to Split.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Split?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Look through our economical holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your crew has enough room to move. Mejaši is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 321 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £101 a night, it's not hard to see why. Another 48 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Dračevac. With an average price of £113 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting about.