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Split balances the perfect mix of old and new, staying true to its Croatian roots whilst injecting a vibrant dash of modern life. There’s a certain buzz that circles this Dalmatian city, which weaves through the impressive display of classic architecture and the nearby silhouette of coastal mountains. Surrounded by the comforting arms of the city’s old walls, Split packs a lot into a small space, from hundreds of cosy, authentic restaurants, to upmarket bars and shops, to historic museums and traditional design. And then, when you think it can’t get any more picturesque, it tapers out into the calm blue waters of the Adriatic. Combining the benefits of a city break with a splash of beach culture, it’s the perfect place to soak up Croatia’s unique charm and relax in the warm weather and pretty views. Check into one of our apartments in Split to get the full experience – from boutique studios in the heart of the winding streets, to budget flats that overlook the cobalt waters.
Our collection of Split apartments can be found throughout the city, including in the areas surrounding the above landmarks.
The Adriatic Sea that surrounds Split hosts a mosaic of islands, each one with its own carefully crafted personality and culture. Set amongst the lush blue ocean, they are vibrant in their greenery and paradise backdrops, but they also play host to traditional villages and a number of historic monuments that add a little culture to the mix.
There’s Vis, a beautiful sprawling island that’s studded with hidden bays, dipping vineyards, and dense forests. In Vis town you can find a dozen or so authentic restaurants and bars, whilst to the south of the island you can soak up the old fishing traditions in Komiza, and snorkel with loggerhead turtles and dolphins.
For a more cultural experience, hop over to Korcula, which is bursting with natural beauty and historic narratives. Throughout Korcula’s main town there’s a whirlwind of medieval laneways leading off to soaring cathedrals and impressive museums, all of which are set against a paradise island backdrop of pearlescent beaches and shallow waters.
Hvar is perhaps the most popular of the islands, drawing in a glitzy, creative crowd who love a good party. Explore Stari Grad, a maze of narrow passageways lined with cosy, family-run eateries, you can visit the Tvrdalj Castle and dip in and out of local craft shops. To get stuck into the island’s famous nightlife, head straight to Hvar Town, which is a surreal mix of Venetian and Austrian design bursting with cool clubs and trendy bars.
Finally there’s Brac, a rocky, wild counterpart to its sister islands. Here you can go for long hikes amidst forests and beaches and, when you need to refuel, pop into one of the many cute eateries dotted around the island.
Split is increasingly becoming a popular destination for travellers in search of sun, sea, beaches, and a heavy dose of culture. The Croatian city is filled with delicious restaurants, lively bars, and fascinating museums, whilst Split accommodation caters to every kind of tourist. Along the shorefront there are numerous high-end hotels that offer an opulent stay in this magnificent city, whilst holiday apartments and studios look out across the sea and the green islands that are speckled around the coast. Elsewhere, local guesthouses provide intimate places to stay and hostels offer an open door to budget backpackers.
Thousands of tourists grace the shores of Split every single year, but if you want to blend in with the locals, you’ll have to follow in their footsteps. Start by exploring the winding alleyways of the Old Town and pick a quiet café to grab a coffee in and soak up the atmosphere. Whilst doing this you can watch as Dalmatian life unfolds around you. Then, if you’re feeling peckish, pick up some pasicada, local sweet treats, and munch away whilst you stroll through the streets.
After dark, sample some of the city’s delicious fresh fish dishes alongside a refreshing glass of wine.
With our Split apartments you can explore the city like a local, delving into the cultural narratives, age-old traditions, and fascinating daily life.
The centre of Split is predominantly made up of pedestrianised boulevards and narrow laneways, which means that you won’t usually find transport to take you around these areas. However, step outside of this pedestrianised part and you have a number of options.
For starters, there’s an efficient local bus service that has a number of lines which snake their way through the city, connecting up all the major attractions and offering great views along the way. Tickets are cheap, and it’s a popular way for locals to get from one destination to another.
Alternatively, there is the hop-on-hop-off tourist bus which is great if you want to hit up all the top sights. Just buy one ticket for your stay and get on and off as you need. There’ll usually be an audio guide to point out the city’s history as you go.