Split Tourism

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

Essential Information:

  • 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

  • Know the pollution level of Split before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Split for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Split.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.25 (High)
    • Car Stealing 22.81 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.63 (Low)
    • Attacks 24.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 74.38 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.07 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.94 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Split is 150.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.21 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.16 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.62 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 51.51 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.51 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 50.34 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Split

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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