Split is not only an urban, cultural and traffic centre of Dalmatia with road and sea connections to Dalmatia’s numerous summer resorts, but it is itself often a popular tourist destination. A city with a 1700-year old tradition, there is a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, among which is the well-known Palace of Diocletian .
Split has a variety of restaurants and wine cellars, offering domestic specialties. There are many beaches and public beaches in the city and its surroundings, the most popular of them being Bacvice, a sand beach almost in the very heart of the town. The cultural and entertainment offer of Split is extremely rich, particularly in the summer, when the city squares, yards and other areas turn into a large open-air stage. The Split Summer, a traditional festival in the middle of the summer season, includes dramas, operas and concerts.
Split has several theatres, among which the Croatian National Theatre, established in 1893, deserves a special mention as a house hosting theatrical festivals, the Split Summer and the Days of Marulic. There is also the Youth Theatre, and the Split Puppet Theatre. If you visit city Split remember it is a city of history, culture, and tradition but it is also a city of fun parties and great night life.
Things to See & Do
* Diocletian’s Palace
* Cathedral of St Dominius
* People’s Square
* Mestrovic Gallery
* Maritime Museum
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Croatian kuna (HRK)
Language – Croatian (official)
Land Area – Croatia 56,542 sq km
Population – 220,000
Electricity – 2 pin Round pins European style
2 vertical Square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 385
Port Location – The City Port of Split is in the centre of the city and is used only for passenger and ferry traffic.
Transport Links – Split is an important transportation centre for Dalmatia and the wider region. In addition to the Zagreb-Split motorway (A1), all the road traffic along the Adriatic coast on the route Zadar–Dubrovnik flows by the city. The city also has an impressive series of expressways and avenues, enabling efficient, fast transit by car around the city and its direct suburbs.
The airport in Kaštela is the third largest in Croatia with year-round services to Zagreb and Frankfurt in Germany and heavy tourist traffic in the summer. The Split passenger seaport is one of the largest on the eastern Adriatic coast with daily coastal routes to Rijeka, Dubrovnik and Ancona in Italy. During summer season Split is connected with other Italian cities as well, such as Pescara. Most of the middle Dalmatian islands are only reachable by ferry from the Split harbour.