Split in a Glimpse
Split is a city in Central Dalmatia, Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace/fort built for the retired Roman emperor Diocletian) where the locals sought refuge centuries ago. Despite initial appearances, however, the city is not a small tourist town, and extends over a large area well beyond the ancient core. With over 300,000 people in the wider bay area, its the economic hub of the eastern Adriatic shoreline (the unofficial "capital" of Dalmatia). Wandering the historic centre of Split you can still clearly see the Roman walls, squares, and temples.
Because of its ideal climate, with 2,800 hours of sunlight each year, local people have a few nicknames for Split: "The most beautiful city in the world"and "Mediterranean flower". Many famous Croatian sports people are born in Split, so locals often nicknamed their city as "The sportiest city in the world". The most popular sport institution is the football club Hajduk. The whole city is painted with the club's colors and logo. This is done by Torcida, the oldest supporters group in Europe, established in 1950. Beside bell tower of St. Duje, the symbols of city are the Dalmatian dog and a donkey. Locals have a high place for the donkey because of its past indispensable place in field work and transport across Dalmatian mountains.
Winters in Split are generally mild, with temperatures above 0°C, but despite the popular saying that the city experiences snowfall once every 30 years, there is actually at least one snowy day nearly every winter, usually in January or early February. If you find yourself in Split on a day with significant snowfall, expect serious traffic disruption.
Nearby Split day trips
Klis: The Klis Fortress (Croatian: Tvrđava Klis) is a medieval fortress situated above a village bearing the same name, near the city of Split, in central Dalmatia, Croatia. From its origin as a small stronghold built by the ancient Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of many Croatian kings, to its final development as a large fortress during the Ottoman wars in Europe, Klis Fortress has guarded the frontier, being lost and re-conquered several times throughout its more than two thousand year-long history. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially against the Ottoman advance, and has been a key crossroad between the Mediterranean belt and the Balkan rear.
Central Split is quite compact and most sights can be easily seen and best experienced on foot, but there are frequent local buses to outlying attractions and the airport.
By rent a car/taxi
Rent a bike and enjoy beautiful biking along Split's waterfront (Riva), continue to Marjan hill (approximately 7 km), climb to the top of the hill for great view on the Split town and surrounding islands. You can bike to the east side, along the coast to nearby village of Stobrec. Another great option from Split is to take a day tour to nearby islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar or Vis. You can take the bike on a regular ferry (they leave approximately every couple of hours in the summer season) and bike along quite roads and charming villages, explore great beaches and restaurants and return in the evening to Split. web booking!
New bikes for rental in Split area fare prices. Delivery to your address http://rent-a-bicycle-split.com/ +385 95 887 56 26 (electric bikes, MTBikes, City bikes) Delivery free of charge in Split
Hybrid touring, Cannondale road and tandem bikes available for rent at Meridien Ten ( http://meridien.hr/ ) or call + 385 21 388 951
Company Adria Seafari web provides speedboat services such as passenger transfers to islands (Hvar, Brač, Vis etc.) from /to port of Split or Split Airport, organizes sea safari tours for small groups and providing any other sea service you may require. Also is possible to rent a whole boat with or without skipper ad explore Adriatic sea by yourself...
Boat rental, excursions and boat transfers Mayer Charter 00385912518222
There is a speed boat from Split or Split airport to Brač,Hvar,Šolta and Trogir web. They offer day trips to Hvar, Pakleni islands (Palmižana) and Bol(Zlatni rat) in one day.
Public transit is organized by "Promet", web. Most of the city buses in Split are new, but some are very old and dilapidated. Tickets can be bought at kiosks or from the bus driver. Only single-journey tickets can be bought in buses.