Split Deals

Steeped in history with stunning natural scenery

Split holidays can easily engulf you in their fascinating history and exciting culture. In AD 295, Emperor Diocletian bought a vast expanse of deserted land just outside his home town of Salona, and promptly built a lavish and opulent Palace on it.

Many years later, when Salona was invaded by Pagan tribes, the people of the town took refuge within the palace walls, settled there and hence the city of Split was born. From its early Roman beginnings, through centuries of Venetian rule, it passed onto Austria Hungary after the fall of Venice and eventually after the Second World War, the city became part of Yugoslavia. In 1991 Croatia declared itself independent of Yugoslavia and therefore the Split we see today is part of the beautiful country of Croatia.

Currency: Croatian Kuna

Language: Croatian

Time Difference: GMT +1

Religion: Roman Catholic

Superb marina and attractive promenade

Okay, history lesson overÂ…although this fascinating heritage is still in evidence all over the city today in its Roman, Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings, it doesn’t hide the modern hotels, superb marina and attractive promenade that blend perfectly to make holidays in Split a lively mix of old and new. The Diocletian palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and an important part Split holidays. Restaurants, cafes and bars serve local cuisine and fine Croatian wines.Nightlife on holidays in Split is usually a lively affair with pop concerts and music festivals, discos and clubs. The museums and art galleries offer a wonderful respite on hot sunny days and an intriguing look at the fascinating history on show here. Once you’ve explored the historic beauty of Split, its time to relax and enjoy the modern side, the warm climate and mild winters offer an excellent chance to relax and unwind on some of Split’s beautiful beaches, with the wonderful Bacvice being right at the heart of the city.

Places to Visit

Diocletian’s Palace

The Diocletian’s Palace is the most important sight in Split and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is now a commercial and residential centre

Marjan Forest Park

The park provides a welcome break from the busy city of Split, towering pine trees and walking trails coupled with the Marjan Stairway is the main appeal. At the top of the stairway is access to the vantage point that serves up views of Telegrin and out to sea

Palud Ornithological Reserve

This stunning nature reserve which attracts over 217 species of birds to its swampy area as well as being a habitat to over 50 wild growing orchids.