Roman ruins and a pretty coastline
Holidays in Split take you to Croatia’s beautiful golden coastline, where you’ll find historic towns, some excellent seafood and the chance to explore with island hopping trips. Its old town is steeped in romance and history, making it perfect for couples, while families will love the pretty beaches and a chance to enjoy an on the go holiday with plenty of amenities.
Split is Croatia’s second city, and is surrounded by mountains to one side and the sparkling Adriatic Ocean on the other. Its lively port is ideal for those wanting to book boat trips and ferries to the islands just off the coast, while having a fascinating culture all of its own. The old town has Roman walls, and typically European narrow winding streets where you can stumble across hidden gems in boutiques, fine dining restaurants and elegant luxury hotels. The newer marina area is filled with yachts and boats as well as being home to lively clubs and bars in the evenings.
Luxury holidays in Split offer you the best of both worlds. The town dates all the way back to the Romans, which can be seen in its architecture and décor, while the new town is packed full of amenities and facilities. Those wanting to explore the culture will find UNESCO World Heritage sites and a magnificent cathedral, while if you simply want to make the most of the upmarket bars and restaurants there are plenty to choose from. When it comes to shopping there are designer options, as well as little boutiques where you can pick up unique fashions and trinkets. If you travel in July and August, make sure to visit the Split Summer Festival which hosts operas, plays, and musical shows.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Split and we’ll help you find the right property for your holiday. Stay at the Hotel Park Split has a chic swimming pool area with fantastic views of the sea.
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Flights from the UK to Croatia take around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Split airport to Split is approximately 40 minutes.
July and August are the hottest months (temperatures can reach into the mid-30s) and attract the most visitors. June, September and October are great months to visit, as crowds are smaller but the weather still tends to be warm and dry (spot on for sightseeing).
Tipping is becoming more commonplace in Croatia, especially in more upmarket establishments where around 10% has become the norm. In bars and more casual restaurants, just leave the coins in your change. At your hotel, tip porters and maids 15 kuna or so. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but it’s a nice gesture to round up the fare.
The official language of Croatia is Croatian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.
If you spot the statue of Gregory of Nin (a Croatian bishop) in Diocletian's Palace, don't forget to rub his big toe - supposedly it'll bring you good luck!
Split is a really pretty town that offers the best of both worlds - you get to enjoy the narrow lanes and pretty squares of the old town, while being minutes from the beach. The most famous beach in town is Bacvice, but try to walk further along and you will find quieter beaches with clear waters.