Croatia Airlines - Split


Split is the seat of Split-Dalmatia County, the largest Dalmatian city and the second-largest urban centre in Croatia. This eternally young city with around 200 thousand inhabitants has lived its urban rhythm for 1700 years with Diocletian's palace at its heart, which is also the historical centre of the city and a UNESCO world heritage site. Split is located on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, spreading over a central peninsula and its surroundings. An intraregional transport hub, the city is a link to the numerous surrounding Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula, as well as a popular tourist destination. The rich offer for tourists as well as the unique cultural heritage and many cultural and tourist events gives Split its special charm and makes it an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.


Country: The Republic of Croatia

Language: Croatian

Currency: kuna
For exchange rate, click here.

Time zone: UTC+1
Emergency number: 112


Diocletian's Palace: wall and gates remnants (Golden Gate, Silver Gate, Iron Gate and Brass Gate, Cathedral of St Duje (Saint Domnius), Peristyle, Temple of Jupiter, palace's basement…
Prokurative Square, Riva, Marmontova Street, Radunica district, Voćni Trg Square, Pjaca Square, fish market, outdoor market called Pazar, fortress Gripe, districts of Veli Varoš and Matejuška, statue of Grgur Ninski …

Culture, science and the arts

  • museums and art galleries: the sacral and art complex Kaštelet Meštrović and Meštrović Gallery, Split City Museum, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Museum of Natural Sciences and the zoo, Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Art Gallery, Croatian Maritime Museum, Cathedral and the Treasury (Roman Mausoleum), museums within the Palace's basement
  • theatres: Croatian National Theatre in Split, City Youth Theatre, City Puppet Theatre, Kaštelet – summer theatre,
  • churches: Cathedral of St Domnius (Sv Duje), Church of St Mary of Good Health, St Frances (Sv. Frane) , St Martin (Sv. Martin), St Theodore (Sv. Teodor), Church of the Holy Cross (Kaštelet), small churches in Marjan area, Church of the Holy Trinity, Church of St Anthony (Sv. Ante) in Poljud, Benedictine convent of St Eufemia (Sv. Eufemija) and the Chapel of Blessed Arniro…
  • schools: 23 elementary schools and 18 secondary schools, among which the most famous one is the 4th / 5th General Gymnasium (ex "Realka")
  • faculties: University of Split with twelve faculties
  • institutes: Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia, Theological and Catechetical Institute, Franciscan Institute for the Culture of Peace, Mediterranean Institute for Life Research (MEDILS) established by the scientist dr. Miroslav Radman and Civil Engineering Institute (IGH).
  • traditional manifestation – Split Summer Festival ("Splitsko ljeto")
  • Split music festival – popular music festival taking place each summer on the Prokurative Square
  • The Sounds of Dalmatia– "Klape" at Peristyle (12 April – 1 November 2009)
  • Diocletian's Days (20 -30 August 2010)
  • Diocletian's palace basement are home to various painting and sculptural exhibitions, theatre plays and extravaganzas and also to the International Flower Fair traditionally taking place each year in May.
Split Card = free admittance to museums and galleries, a 50% discount on tickets to museums and galleries, a 20% discount on tickets to theatres, discounts on services and products …
The Split Card costs € 5, while it is free for sojourns lasting 3 days and more. It is valid for 72 hours and can be bought / obtained in the Tourist Information Centre, tourist agencies and hotels.


  • characteristic local dishes and specialities: fish and seafood dishes, Dalmatian prosciutto, salted anchovies or cheese in oil, roasted or cooked lamb meat, "pašticada" (meat speciality) with gnocchi
  • traditional cakes and sweets: rožata (caramel egg pudding), Dalmatian kroštule (fried pastry), peršurate (fritters)
  • Dalmatian herb or grape brandy
  • red wines: Dingač, Faros, Babić, Postup…
  • white wines: Pošip, Maraština, Grk, Bogdanuša…
  • sweet, dessert wine Prosecco
  • numerous taverns and restaurants
  • pizzerias and spaghetterias
  • wine


  • shopping area – boutiques in the city centre
  • department stores and shopping centres:
    in the city of Split: Euroshop, Joker, Kaufland, Kerum, Koteks, Pevec, Prima 3, department store Prima Grad, Robot Commerce…
    in the surrounding area: Metro Cash & Carry, Mercator, Getro, Emmezeta, Bricostore…
  • outdoor market and fish market


  • cinemas: Central, Karaman, Tesla, Marjan, Kinoteka
  • Bačvice – sandy beach in the centre of Split famous for various entertainment programmes it offers

Night life

  • Bačvice - natural, sandy beach in the heart of the city, at night it becomes the favourite hangout for young people
  • night clubs: Hemingway, Vanilla (ex Opatija), Kocka (Youth Centre), disco club O'Hara, Jungla (Hula Hula), Master's, Quasimodo, Obojena Svjetlost, Kuka (Treće poluvrijeme), Ghetto, Pino, Kauri, Albatros, Sing Sing


Numerous sports clubs: football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, water polo, diving centres, sailing, rowing, rugby, boxing, judo, taekwondo, dancing, aero club, bocce, bowling …
  • football clubs: Hajduk, Split, Krilnik, Galeb, Dalmatinac
  • basketball clubs: Split (ex Jugoplastika), Dalvin
  • swimming clubs: Jadran, Mornar, POŠK
  • sailing clubs: Labud, Mornar, Split
  • city stadium Poljud – for track-and-field athletics contests and football matches
  • sports centre „Park mladih“ (Youth Park) for track-and-field athletics contests and football matches
  • Swimming pool complex at sports centre Poljud
  • Spaladium Arena – multipurpose sports hall
  • Sports complex Gripe with sports halls
  • Tennis centre Firule
  • Sports complex – rifle range Stobreč
  • numerous bathing areas and well-kept beaches, several of which were awarded the Blue Flag (quality symbol): Bačvice (sandy beach, natural sand court for "picigin" game ), Žnjan, Kaštelet, Kašjuni, Ježinac, Bene, Trstenik, Firule, Ovčice
  • marinas and small ports: ACI marina, Jadran, Mornar, Split, Špinut, Zenta
  • characteristic "national sport": "picigin", bocce
  • important athletes from Split or related to Split:
Blanka Vlašić (high jumper), Ivano Balić (handball player), Pero Metličić (handball player), Ljubo Vukić (handball player), Duje Draganja (swimmer), Đurđica Bjedov (swimmer), Stipe Božić (alpinist), Goran Ivanišević (tennis player), Mario Ančić (tennis player), Branko Cikatić (fighter), Marko Žaja (fighter), Siniša Andrijašević (fighter), Tomislav Ivić (football coach), Željko Jerkov (basketball player), Ratomir Tvrdić (basketball player), Damir Šolman (basketball player), brothers Siniša and Nikša Skelin (rowers)…
  • Split hosted the World Handball Championship in 2009, Sailing World Cup (class "laser") in 2006, Davis Cup (quarter-finals and semi-finals) in 2005, Mediterranean Games in 1979, European Athletics Championship in 1990 and many other international sports manifestations.

Free time

  • Split offers various recreational possibilities (tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, swimming, sailing, rowing, free rock climbing in Marjan, trim tracks of the Marjan forest, cycling, rollerblading…)
  • a walk along a seaside promenade
  • Marjan park-forest
  • Peninsula of Sustipan
  • Ancient town of Salona
  • Medieval fortress of Klis
  • excursions to the islands of the Central Dalmatia
  • Lora navy port –centre of the Croatian Navy
  • thermal springs of sulphur water are situated in the city centre


  • car rental services – Hertz, Dollar & Thrifty, Avis, Adex, Pamito ...
  • taxi
Airport – City connections
The Airport of Split is connected to the city centre by:
  • "Pleso prijevoz" bus lines – click here for more information
  • city bus lines – line 37 (Trogir – Split / Split – Trogir) passes by the Airport every 20 minutes
  • taxi – taxi cars are parked in front of the passenger terminal during regular airport working hours
  • rent-a-car – car rental agencies are available inside the passenger terminal (e.g. Anterra / Hertz, Europcar, Atlas, City Car, Unirent, Generalturist…)

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