This fantastic destination is easier to get to than ever before, thanks to new direct flights with British Airways and Easyjet this autumn. There are also a number of new hotels in Split, including the luxurious Hotel Dioklecijan in the Trstenik area.
Go in August or September and you’ll enjoy average temperatures of 24°C,perfect weather for exploring this hilly city’s ruins and winding lanes.
The Riva (seafront) is particularly beautiful. Although there are no beaches in the city itself, there are several gorgeous options to the east of Split, including Bacvice beach, a sheltered bay with topaz-blue water.
If you do visit Split, chances are you’ll spend the majority of your time in Diocletian’s Palace. Originally built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century, it is now the heart and soul of modern Split. Within the walls of this imposing fortress you’ll find most of the city’s bars, restaurants and shops. You can easily get lost in this labyrinth of winding narrow streets, but chances are you’ll find a group of pub crawlers along the way that’ll help you find your way – to the next bar.
Do not miss the Peristyle (peristil in Croatian) which is the main open space in the palace and is surrounded by a colonnade of six columns to the eastern and western sides and an arch, decorated with garlands, in the centre.
For more information on Split, Croatia visit the official Visit-Croatia website.