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Villa in Split old town, situated on central location by the Diocletian pallace - Villa Veli Varos, old town,150 meters from riva and Diocletian pallace

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights



Villa Veli Varos, old town,150 meters from riva and Diocletian pallace

Villa is spreaded on 4 levels: Ground level is studio for 2-3 person and has king size bed, sofa bed, bathroom with shower. First level is bedroom and has king size bed (or 2 single beds, uppon wish ), sofa bed, bathroom with shower. Second level is living room and has double sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom. Third level is bedroom and has king size bed and single bed, bathroom with shower. Fourth level is bedroom in loft and has 2 double beds (can sleep 4 person)

Villa Veli Varos is situated in the center of the old town of Split, the popular Plinarska street. Riva is 150 meters from us, Diocletian's Palace, 200 m, 150 fish market, Square Ujevic 20 m, 20m Croatian National Theater, recreation center with beautiful beaches Marjan, begins 100 meters from us . Popular restaurant and cafe Le Monde is next to our house and we are proud of its beautiful surroundings and daily fresh Dalmatian meals and homemade cakes. Our guests like visiting fish market, buy something and prepare fish .

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About the property

Villa in Split old town

Villa Veli Varos is situated in the namesake neighbourhood, one of the oldest and the most picturesque parts of Split, the city founded 17 centuries ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. We are only 200 meters from the Diocletian's Palace and Split's old town, both listed on the UNESCO's World Heritage list. In Plinarska Street, just behind the Croatian National Theatre, at the foot of Marjan hill and forest park, and short walk from the main seaside promenade Riva you will find our house. It's more than a century old, but just renovated. We have three apartments, each one of them with a separate entrance. In the house's closest vicinity you can experience some of local gastronomy gems. Popular wine and cheese bar Paradox is just around the corner. If you like ice cream, stand in line in front of the most popular parlour in town, Luka's Cakes & Ice Cream. At the walking range are numerous venues which turned Split into one of the Croatian capitals of gastronomy, such as taverns Varos, Hvaranin and Villa Spiza, pizzerias Galija and Maslina, restaurants Tinel, Nostromo, Bokeria, Uje, Mazzgoon and many, many others. Literally next door from us is one of the city's most popular restaurants and cafés Le Monde, with daily selection of homemade cakes, probably the best coffee in town, and excellent dining experience at the gorgeous terrace. Also, both in our house and Le Monde bar you can stay online with the speed wireless internet.

On the ground floor of Villa Veli Varos there is a studio apartment with separate entrance straight from the street. It's furnished with a king-size bed, and sofa bed, and there is also a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.

At mezzanine, there is double room with a private entrance. It has twin or double bed depending on guests' request, and bathroom. On the first floor we have a living room with sofa bed, kitchen and bathroom, and on the second floor there is a bedroom with king-size bed and (if requested) extra bed, as well as bathroom. Third floor has a loft with two big beds.

House is available as a whole, or you can rent one of more of its parts, with complete privacy guaranteed.

In the past, this whole neighbourhood was home of local farmers and fishermen, and it wasn't rare to see families live under the same roof with their domestic animals.

Our renovation aimed to bring all the amenities contemporary life requires, carefully blended with a traditional Dalmatian architecture.

From the house's windows you will have a magnificent view on historic city centre. Nevertheless, it's very quiet in the house, and it's based in a pedestrian area without traffic noise. We can rent you a bicycle, organize tours to the Central Dalmatian islands by speed-boats, jet-ski and kayak excursions. We can also provide car, motorcycle and Segway for rent. We highly recommend daily tour Split-Vis-Hvar by a speed boat. You will enjoy amazing beaches and bays, as well as natural phenomena Green Cave and Blue Cave. Tour includes visits to Stiniva Beach in a hidden cove on island Vis, and Palmizana bay on Pakleni Islands near Hvar. These magical spots will welcome you with superb traditional food, and swimming in crystal clear sea.

We can also organize guided tours in Split and its vicinity.

If you are flying to Split, we can provide you with a private shuttle from the airport, for reasonable price. If arriving by car, we have a private parking for you. If you arrive by ferry, ship, bus or train, harbour and main stations are just 15 minute walk from our our house.

Residents of Split usually say about their city that it's the craziest, but also the most beautiful in the world. As the second largest in Croatia, Split is a modern, vibrant city with a magnificent history. It goes all the way to ancient Greeks' times. However, the city's history corner stone is the Roman Emperor Diocletian who built his massive palace 17 centuries ago, exactly where Split's city centre today lies. After reigning Roman Empire for 21 years, and gaining an important place in history, he retired to the place only few kilometres from the village where he was born, in the neighbourhood of Salona, capital of the Roman province Dalmatia. Since 1979 Diocletian's Palace and the surrounding area of Split's historical old town are listed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. No wonder „Splićani“ (local term describing persons who live or originate in Split, pron. „spleechanee“) are so proud on their city, and dedicated in knowing every single detail about it.

After the age of Roman Empire, Split had grown around the Palace, going through rules of many empires and kingdoms, including Venice and Napoleon's France. City's centre is filled with layers of architectural and historical styles, and is still a living structure. Even within the walls of the Diocletian's Palace people still live, bringing life into this unique monument. There, you will find the oldest cathedral in the world where the Diocletian's mausoleum once stood, and baptistery inside the ancient Roman Jupiter's temple. Wherever you go, you will find dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, streets bursting in life. Old fish and green markets will bring you mood, sounds, flavours and colours of ancient, but still vivid daily life. On the other hand, only few kilometres away in Split hinterland you will find numerous old villages where people still live according to traditions. And above all that, Split also offers excellent beaches with crystal clear water. Marjan hill with a forest park provides endless cycling, hiking, jogging, swimming, climbing opportunities. For Game of Thrones fans, Split and its vicinity were sets for the 4th and 5th season of popular HBO's series, dubbing as city of Meereen.

Split's surroundings are also history-filled, with four UNESCO's sites within a two hour drive or ferry sail: Trogir, Šibenik, Mostar and Stari Grad on island Hvar. There are also numerous traditions, customs and produces listed on UNESCO's World Intangible Heritage list. Central Dalmatian coast and islands are one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the Mediterranean, a true paradise for any nature-loving visitors.

Daily trips to nearby national parks Krka and Kornati are recommanded. Just as well, you can visit secluded bays and beaches, and other local natural and historical attractions.The Kornati national park is the densest island group in the Adriatic, with small fields, hidden oases of large-crowned pines and olives, quiet and sheltered bays, ideal for escaping the noise and stress of daily life. The cultural traces of the past, scattered all over the rocks of this now so peaceful stone desert, are proof of permanent and restless life in this region.

The Krka national park, a string of spectacular waterfalls and canyons can be toured from the water, by road or on foot. It is possible to take an organised boat trip and see Skradinski Buk from Skradin, together with the boat trips to islet of Visovac with medieval Franciscan monastery, or Roški Slap cascades upstream from Skradinski Buk.

From the ferry port (300-400 meters from house )there are ferries and speed boats to the Central Dalmatian islands, including Hvar, with another UNESCO's jewel, Stari Grad Plain, or Hvar town with beautiful medieval and renaissance architecture, including the oldest public theatre in Europe. This island is also known for its spectacular night life and sense of global jet-setting. There are also daily trips to islands Brač, with one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Zlatni Rat, or history-filled island Vis, with nearby Blue Cave on islet Bisevo

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Property Manager
Marina Kozina
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Why Marina Kozina chose Split

- House is renovated several times, the most recent in March 2016

- My grandparents bought this house in 1951 and I rent it since 10 years ago

- House is very special, comfortable for accommodating a group of friends or a family. It's in pedestrian area, very close to all top points: Diocletian Palace, Riva promenade, sandy and pebbled beaches, fish and green market, monuments and galleries, park Marjan, ferry and bus station, speed boat station, marina, many taverns and restaurants, coffee shops and wine bars.

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The prices are calcullated to up to 8 person. Can sleep maximum 12.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Split around the Municipality of Split

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bathroom has a shower and toilet and is modern equipped.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is studio on ground floor with private entrance.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , It is bedroom on mezzanine. Can be added cot in each unit
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room, first level has sofa bed, turns into double bed
  • Modern equipped bedrooms , wireless internet in all rooms, . We can sell house without studio on ground floor, which has separate entrance from street. Duplex apartment also can be rented without double room and double room can be rented without apartments. Each unit can be rented separatelly: Studio on the ground floor with entrance direct from the street comes with bathroom with shower. There is fully equipped kitchen, king size bed and sofa bed which can outstreched into the bed. It is 22 m2. Room on mezzanine with the old town view modern decorated and comfortable equipped has king size bed for 2 and sofa bed which can be outstreched into the bed. Has LCD TV, WI FI, bathroom with shower. It is on the mezzanine in private old stone house. Duplex apartment is spreaded on 2 floors connected by indoor steps. On the first floor there is sofa bed which streched into double bed, kitchen, bathroom, and by indoor steps comes bedroom.Bathroom comes with shower.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For our guests, we create individually original daily tours from speed boat to the islands with gorgeous clean sea, special atmosphere, etc.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lovely town full of character and history. Plenty of bars , restaurants and lovely promenade walk.

  • 5 of 5

Newly modernised 4 storey villa, with 4 shower rooms and kitchen Excellent location within easy short walk of the town centre. Very comfortable with air conditioning. Suitable for 10 - 15 people with ground floor studio apartment. We loved our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a three night stay at Villa Varos, great property in a really central location. Short walk into the hub of all the shops, restaurants and main sites of Split. We were a group of 10 ladies and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay - a big thumbs up from us all. Thanks Marina

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed here for our holiday to Split. The location was wonderful and Marina couldn't have been more helpful. The apartment was great and the beds were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

+ Apartment is in a great location.

Very Clean

Welcoming and friendly

Nice decor

Good bathrooms

- could do with more pillows

Could do with better quality towels

Top floor needs a mirror and bedside table

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stop on a week long stay in Croatia. The apartment is 4 stories high and super well located. We only stayed one night, but it was a great place to start our trip. We would defiantly recommend this property especially for those who want to be in the heart of beautiful Split.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 4 of 5

Great location, attractive well kept property. Landlords were accessible and helpful. The only issue was the renters following us gained access to the property early in the am of our departure and we were somewhat rushed out prior to an acceptable or agreed upon time.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Le monde cafe and restaurant
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Split ferry port
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Le monde
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Marjan and Bacvice
Car: not necessary

Villa Veli Varos Split is located in the old town,in the middle of all attractions , museums and gallerias, fish, green markets. Riva is 150 meters from us, Diocletian's Palace, 200 m, 150 fish market, Square Ujevic 20 m, 20m Croatian National Theater, recreation center with beautiful beaches of Marjan, begins 100 meters from us. Sandy beach Bacvice is 500 meters distance from us.

Other Activities: climbing, fishing

Golf: Golf course is on the way out of the city of Split, about 7 kilometers away.


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