Compare holidays to Split and experience the sparkling blue seas, commanding fortress-like architecture and the unrivalled sunny weather of the Croatian coast. One of the largest towns on the Dalmatian Coast and boasting a relaxed seaside vibe, holidays to Split from Stansted are ideal all year round.
Split is known not only for its panoramic views of the ocean but also for its great mix of traditional and contemporary culture. A major hub that links tourists and locals to the smaller outer islands, holidays to Split are amazing in their own right and offer you the chance to explore the whitewashed buildings, range of bars and restaurants, and the historic Diocletian’s Palace.
Head to the newly renovated Riva seafront promenade for an abundance of restaurants and bars in a stunning waterside setting. Riva is also one of the best places in the city to watch the sunset, and is still very much a bustling harbour used by the local fishermen. The Adriatic Sea is one of Split’s crown jewels and is popular for swimming, diving and various other water sports.
Spend an afternoon meandering through the narrow streets of the main town, heading towards the centrepiece of Split: Diocletian’s Palace. Built in the 4th century AD, it’s a magnificent architectural feat that was intended as the retirement home of Roman emperor Diocletian as well as being a military garrison. Made of marble and local limestone, the walled palace housed 9000 people and has more recently been used as a setting for the popular Game of Thrones television show.
The Split region is well-known for its vineyards and olive groves. If either of those are your cup of tea, head off on a wine tasting and olive oil tour to sample some of these delicious local delicacies. Combining your holiday with some day trips to the outer islands like Hvar and Trogir or into the countryside of the mainland will make your holidays to Split even more varied and exciting.