Are you after a sunny beachside escape or a vibrant city break? Split holidays give you both. In the shadow of the Dinaric Alps lies this ancient palatial city, with socialist-era skyscrapers in the north, and the turquoise Adriatic Sea in the south. The Roman Emperor himself is responsible for the erection of Diocletian's Palace at the turn of the fourth century. Split sprawls out from the palace, with pretty cobblestone streets lined with family-owned bars and restaurants. Or, take a stroll along the seaside promenade and sip freshly-brewed kava in the shade as you watch boats glide out into the Adriatic.
City breaks to Split wouldn’t be complete without visiting its main beach, Bačvice. There are more secluded beaches nearby, but Bačvice is an ideal spot to bring the whole family. After dark, the beach stretch comes alive with bars and nightclubs.
But it’s not all about the beach. Split city breaks provide a glimpse of local life, and the central ruins are more than a tourist attraction. Alleyways in this area are teeming with activity; suitcases rattle over cobblestones, and ancient balconies are strewn with laundry. Here, you can experience the Croatian coast at its most authentic.
Take in the city's history and marvel at the palace of Diocletian or just relax on the beach - Split holidays give you plenty of choice.
Sunbathe on sun-kissed beaches
There’s more to Split holidays than relaxing on the beach - but it’s a good place to start! If you're enjoying a family holiday, the Firule beach is the one for you. Hop on a short bus ride to this sandy family beach and play games on the sand with the kids. The shallow waters are ideal for the little ones to splash about in, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a day out together as a family. On the days where you'd rather relax somewhere quiet, head to Bavice or enjoy a romantic stroll along the Riva promenade. If you're thirsty for some more adventure, set sail on a boat trip to the pearl-string of Dalmatian islands: Brac, Vis and Hvar.