The Split City Guide | Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia


Despite not originally living up to my expectations, I really enjoyed Split, Croatia. If you just want to get a taste for the city itself, I’d say you only need a couple of days but if you want to explore some of the surrounding areas, then a week suited us well. Let’s get crackin’ shall we? 

The Split City Guide, Croatia


Where To Stay 


Airbnb is your friend in Split. There’s a huge variety and all considerably cheaper than a hotel. I’d recommend staying perhaps 10 minutes out of the centre so everything is still accessible on foot but nice and quiet at night. This is the airbnb we stayed at and I can’t recommend enough. Really cute, epic view and lovely, lovely hosts who picked us up and dropped us back at the airport and brought us crepes for breakfast on our final morning. The location meant we were also in reasonable walking distance of some of the infinitely nicer beaches. 

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia


Where To Explore 


Diocletian’s Palace is the place in Split; gorgeous roman ruins, twinkling bars and restaurants and allll the atmosphere. If you don’t get lost amongst the labyrinthine streets, then you’re doing it wrong. Definitely go up the bell tower for the stunning views although if you’re scared of heights, it might not be the one for you. It’s very ‘open’ when going up the stairs, with nothing more than a bar between you and the large-enough-to-fall-through glass-free windows. I wouldn’t consider myself to have a fear of heights but even I had jelly legs. Worth it for the view though. 

Speaking of views, Marjan hill viewpoint has the best views of the city. I promise you, it’s worth the hill climb. Plus there’s a gorgeous café at the top which was my favourite place to eat. 

In terms of beaches, our favourite was Kasjuni which was a bit out of the city but worth the walk in my opinion. It had lovely sun-loungers and a bar that served excellent drinks/food (the baileys and banana cocktails was incredible) but still maintained a chilled vibe. The sea was flippin’ gorgeous to swim in. 

There are approx. 734749 different types of boat trips that you can take from Split and they are a great way to see more of the coast and nearby towns. We did a half-day one which took us to the Blue Lagoon for snorkelling and to Trogir – a lovely little town. I’d recommend going at sunset. 

Krka National Park is a must. It’s only about an hour’s drive from Split; if you don’t have a car, there are plenty of companies that arrange coaches there and back. 

The Split City Guide, Croatia


The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia


Where To Eat 


Oh god where to begin? After a bit of a bumpy start food-wise, we soon found our groove and ate at some great places. Vidilica, the café at Marjan hill viewpoint, was my favourite. The food was dreamy and the view insanely good. Not easily beaten and not one to miss. 

In town, NoStress Bistro was probably our best meal – I would highly recommend the starter cheeseboard. Galija did some top-notch pizzas for cheap and we had the nicest homemade pasta at BEPA

For dessert, get epic crepes from Choco Café or incredible ice cream from Luka’s Ice Cream & Cakes. If you want to go a bit bonkers, the bubble waffles from Juice + Waffle Box were, well, bonkers. Try Croatian doughnuts from a stall or pick up Krempita from a bakery. Krempita is essentially a orangey custard slice with pastry and icing sugar – so obvs I loved it. 

Of course, it would be rude not to have a drink (or three) and there are more bars than you can dream of. Stick to the ones within the labyrinth streets of the palace – they’re the ones with the best atmosphere and the location speaks for itself. The bar is Lvxor which is set right in the heart of the palace, just under the bell tower. It’s the most unusual – the seats are simply cushions on the steps of imperial square where you can sit and watch the world go by. I adored it. Also, Croatian wine is dreamy folks. Drink lots. 

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia

The Split City Guide, Croatia


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  1. Thanks for sharing these all beautiful images of croatia, do you know If you were to spread a map of the world flat the town of Ludbreg in Croatia would be bang in the centre. Tour Operator in Agra

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