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Where to stay in Split

If you’re considering a trip to Split in Croatia, you’ve come to the right place. There are 3,808 vacation homes available all over Split, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable rental properties in Split start at a nightly rate of $11, with 20% of properties priced under $46 per night. Whether you’re looking for a private villa near Vrh Marjana - Telegrin, a hotel room close to Žnjan City Beach, or a place that also gives you close access to Split — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, planning a romantic honeymoon, or going on a family vacation for 6, we can match you with a property that sleeps everyone comfortably. Experience the beauty of Split with VacationRenter today.

Where Is Split, Croatia?

Situated on a peninsula between the eastern part of the Gulf of Kaštela and the Split Channel, the city of Split stands proud as the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city in the region of Dalmatia. Lying on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, Split is spread over the Apennine Peninsula and the Adriatic Islands.

What Is Split, Croatia Known For?

The second largest city in Croatia, Split rests harmoniously on the eastern shore of the Adriatic, boasting awe-inspiring panoramic vistas as you look out onto the sea. However, nothing compares to the Dalmatian cityscape that awaits you. Split treads the final line between upholding esteemed traditions and stepping forward into progressive modernity. The ancient city is framed by the imposing sights of the coastal mountains, with shabby exteriors of the high-rise buildings populating some areas, creating a very authentic aesthetic and providing a refreshing change to the fantastical setting of Dubrovnik. Populated with dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops that hum constantly with activity, Split is both the old, the new, and the most deserving of a visit.

Places to Visit in Split

  • Diocletian's Palace: Dominating the historic core of the city, Diocletian's Palace is the jewel in the crown. An ancient palace that was built some time during fourth century A.D. for Dicoletian, the Roman emperor, the palace is an amalgamation of an extravagant royal residence, as well as the ruins of a large military camp. Spanning over half of the old town, the palace is more of a citadel than any stately retirement villa. A member of the UNESCO World Heritage list, visitors will be taken aback by the beauty, majesty, and magnitude of this uniquely blended palace-turned-military garrison.
  • St. Duje’s: Taking the crown as the oldest cathedral building in the world, St. Duje’s is a stunningly imposing building that possesses a rich heritage. Split’s cathedral of St. Duje’s was once the mausoleum and final resting place of Roman emperor, Diocletian. Today it stands as a monumental historical landmark. Romanesque architectural details are evident in the cathedral's exteriors, where the 24 supporting columns cohere together to create a tower that seems to pierce the sky and dominate the Split cityscape. Walk in through the unaltered centuries-old wooden doors to take a journey back into the past, as well as a world of sumptuous beauty.
  • Peristil Square: The whole city of Split has never relinquished its rich heritage, and Peristil Square is one standing example that seems to epitomize the history of the city. The original Roman court, Peristil Square was once the setting where Diocletian made his public appearances and speeches in the plaza. Two 3,500-year old statues of Egyptian sphinxes still stand, that were originally brought by Diocletian to the city. Thanks to its epic stone formations and resulting acoustic effects, the square is often set as the stage for summer opera and theatre performances. However, during most of the year, visitors can simply walk around or sit down and quietly marvel at the sublime antiquity.

Popular Destinations Near Split

  • Trogir: A fascinating alternative to Split, Trogir offers all the gems of what the main city provides minus all the touristy hustle and bustle. Boasting a meticulously preserved old town, rich in beauty and architectural diversity, Trogir is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s magical antique charm lodges into the bricks and cobbles of the shadowy lanes around town, where tourists can discover an eclectic mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Romanesque buildings, the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence, and sections of the medieval city walls. Move further away to the coast and discover a gleaming promenade lined with stylish bars, elegant cafes, and luxurious yachts.
  • Brač: Floating in the Adriatic Sea, Brač seems to be worlds away from the tourists and rich history that overflows in Split. However, this tiny Croatian island, of course, has its own charms. Famous for being the home of the white-pebble beach, Zlatni Rat — also known as Golden Cape — and the quarry that brought about the radiant white stone used to build Diocletian’s Palace, Brač is commonly known for bringing the very much needed seaside charm to Croatia. Visitors can choose to windsurf at the famous Zlatni Rat, outside Bol, or simply kick back and relax on the horseshoe-shaped beach in Supetar. Beyond that, discover a dramatic natural landscape composed of craggy cliffs, lush pine forests, and ink-hued waters. Whether you visit the pleasantly unassuming Supetar or the exclusive locale of Bol, a day trip to Brač absolutely cannot be missed.

Best Neighborhoods in Split

  • Old Town: Dipped, soaked, and entrenched in rich and sumptuous history, combing through the atmospheric lanes of the Old Town takes you on a journey through time. A blend of both the Romanesque colonial heritage with the native Croatian flair establishes the Old Town as one of the most visited areas in the city. Once you’re done admiring the wealth of architecture in this area, discover the wondrous array of al fresco eateries and classy cafes.
  • Bacvice: A beachfront neighborhood, Bacvice is an absolute must-see for any beach bum. The eponymous golden beach is the star of the show in this neighborhood and has entrenched itself as a fundamental component of the city’s identity. Whether it’s cool chilly breezes or radiating warm sun, Bacvice is always buzzing with activity, where people collect to kick back, relax, and soak in the stunning aesthetic of the Adriatic.

Home-types in Split

Split has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Split:

Points of interests in Split

Split has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Split:

Top destinations in Split-Dalmatia County