1st Aworded city in Croatia & 3rd Aworded city in World by Booking.com
Meander into downtown Split, where a distinctive and welcoming culture awaits – where marketplaces bustle, and waterfront cafes invite you to savour the local coffee and sunshine.
Indulge in globally renowned fine dining and wine to match, and if you have a love for culture, there’s a rich variety of film and theatre festivals, exhibitions and concerts.
Split allows you to explore immersive history – from the ancient Diocletian’s palace (a site of pivotal importance to Roman heritage), to the Romanesque and Gothic churches, onto marvelling at the iconic Renaissance portals and Baroque facades.
For those who wish to retreat from it all, Marjan Hill enfolds you in forests, where hikers, cyclists, walkers and runners flock – an ideal region where ancient peoples sought out peace and spirituality.
HEADING OUT TO THE SEA
With so much to be seen and explored on-shore, you’ll have to find time to squeeze in a little island hopping.
Hvar is one such island, and is known as “the sunniest spot in Europe”, boasting over 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year.
Hvar is also home to much fine art, sculptures, paintings and prints.
Further islands onwards include Brač – with its sky scraping mountains and populous of just 13,956; Čiovo – with an intriguing religious history and many fascinating ancient churches; Šolta – where beautiful bays and vineyards ooze relaxation, and Vis – a stunningly preserved and underdeveloped region.
TRAVEL AND TOURISM
As of 2012, Croatia welcomed 1.8 million tourists onto its lands. The figure today is likely to be much higher, as the country continues to work toward an annual goal of 17.5 million visitors by 2020.
The Adriatic coastline is amongst the top five most visited European destinations in terms of tourist footfall, proving popular with both domestic and inbound tourists alike, year in, year out. Today, regions throughout Croatia increasingly dominate various World Travel Awards Categories.
Split was commended as the most successful city break at Days of Croatian Tourism Awards in 2015. The wider region of the Adriatic Coast has been lauded several times over, most recently as the Best Major Destination in Croatia, while Croatia was the Readers’ Choice Destination of the Year, 2016, as chosen by Travel and Leisure readers.
Welcome to a destination with a Mediterranean climate, where the winters are comfortably mild, the springs are balmy, and the summers are hot.