Split is the second largest city in Croatia that offers a typical Mediterranean charm with its busy and vibrant ports. Buzzing with activities and commerce, these ports in Split have come to represent the essence of the city. Located on the Dalmatian coast, this city was actually given its present shape by the Romans who visited and inhabited it. Today the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace are the emblems of the glorious Roman past here.
As for Split’s culture, it remains laid back and relaxed as expected of a coastal town. Sports and water activities remain a main charm here. Once recognised as the gateway to the other parts of Croatia, Split today has no dearth of attractions that make up for a tourist destination. There are busy squares that state an old world charm and architecture. Then there are historical monuments to keep you engaged. Meander down the streets of Split and wade through its boutiques, cobbled streets and restaurants that offer a fairy tale like glimpse. Meant to be the retirement home of the Roman emperor in the fourth century, Split lives up to its original purpose of establishment.
At last if you have had enough of the cultural and historical centres, visit Riva- the beautiful point from where you can enjoy the beautiful seascape and immense water sports associated with it. A trip to Split will definitely make you fall in love with Croatia ever so more.
Essential travel information and Split tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Central European Time Zone, UTC+01:00hours.Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year in Split.
- Currency: Currency used in Split is Croatian Kuna (KN).
- Electricity: The voltage in Croatia is 220V; the frequency is 50HZ. Plugs are two round prongs.
- Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
- Languages: Language spoken in Split is Croatian.
- Police Phone - 192,
- Fire - Tel: 112, 193,
- Hospitals - 021/556-111
Travel Traps: Do not go to striptease bars because they are a tourist trap.
Tipping: In Croatia, as in many European countries, tipping is appreciated, but not always expected.
- A handshake, direct eye contact and the appropriate greeting for the time of day are standard.
- If invited to someone’s house, bring flowers for the hostess. The host may be given a box of chocolates or a bottle of good wine.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Split
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