Croatia’s stunning coastal city on the Adriatic Sea
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It has a long and distinguished history, which is often dated from the building of the Roman palace of Diocletian in the third century, although an earlier Greek settlement was established in the area. This attractive city has served as an economic centre for trade and administration for hundreds of years, but Split has a huge amount to offer as a cultural holiday destination. The beautiful coastline and excellent Mediterranean climate add to the enormous appeal of holidays in Split. For those interested in culture, the old town area of the city is a UNESCO world Heritage site, while the bustling waterfront promenade is a pleasant place to enjoy coastal walks and café dining.
Split is a city that has it all; great weather, an attractive Adriatic coastline, plenty of history and culture and a modern cosmopolitan feel. With regular flights to Split from London, you can hop on a plane and enjoy all this within just 3 hours.
When to Go?
Holidays in Split enjoy fantastic weather between May and October, with July and August being the hottest months. For cheaper accommodation and flights to Split, it may be a better option to go nearer the start or end of the holiday season, in May or September/October, when the weather is still excellent but the city is less busy and prices are lower.
How to get there?
Flights to Split are operated by several low cost airlines. easyJet offer flights to Split Airport (SPU) from Bristol, London Gatwick and London Stansted, while Jet2 fly from Manchester and Newcastle. Flybe have flights to Split from Birmingham International Airport and Southampton. Croatia Airlines offers scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. The Jet2 flights to Split are seasonal and are typically only operated during the holiday season between May and October.
One of Split’s main attractions is the Archaeological Museum, which contains artefacts from prehistoric times as well as the Greek and Roman periods. The most acclaimed attraction in the city is the ruined palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, which lies at the heart of the old and forms part of the UNESCO world Heritage site. The centre of the old city has charming, narrow cobblestoned streets where cafés, restaurants and shops have set up business next to the magnificent cathedral.