Split – unique mixture of ancient and modern

The oldtown split from the air

21st June 2019

Split, City founded by a Roman Emperor, is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest in Dalmatia. Beautiful architecture, sunny weather, lovely beaches, exciting drinking and eating spots and plenty of activities are the reasons why Split is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Croatia.

What to do in Split

There are plenty of things to visit and experience in this beautiful city and you could spend weeks in Split before you would get bored.

Diocletian’s Palace

The main attraction of this enchanting Roman old town is Diocletian’s Palace, one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world.The palace was built in the 4th century from lustrous white stone transported from the island of Brač.

The remains of the palace are part of the historic core of Split which are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Don’t expect a palace, though, when you come to Split – Diocletian’s Palace is actually built as a military fortress and imperial residence. Over the centuries the Palace inhabitants and the citizens of Split adapted parts of the palace for their own requirements and today Diocletian’s Palace is a heart of the town packed with historical monuments, locals, tourists, museums, restaurants and shops.

Visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world.

Experience local cuisine

Croatia is known for its quality wine and tasty food, and Split is no exception. Many  restaurants serve the same menu – grill, pizza and some fish – and you should make an effort and look for a traditional cuisine, which is typically Mediterranean with fish, local vegetables and olive oil.

Swim and sunbathe

It is unusual that there are so many attractive swimming locations in a place like Split since you can go swimming almost everywhere except around the harbor and shipyard.

We’ll highlight the famous Bačvice beach – sandy beach, with sunbeds and parasols, blue flag for cleanliness and with warm water, locals and young tourists favorite.


Split has a thriving nightlife and is filled with modern cafe bars, nightclubs and beach clubs.

Explore Marjan Hill

Marjan is a 3.5-km long peninsular and a protected nature park with criss-crossed paths, 13th-century Church of St Nicholas and beautiful vegetation. With sea on three sides, and fantastic views over the islands, it is a place where you can escape from the overcrowded city and chaotic pace during the high season.

Have fun

Split has a thriving nightlife and is filled with modern cafe bars, nightclubs and beach clubs. Combined with a countless open-air concerts and festivals Split is a city ideal for travelers looking for some fun.

Explore the area around Split

There are so many beautiful places near Split that you can visit and you really should explore its surroundings. Islands Brač and Hvar are “in front” of Split and you can take a boat trip to there. National Park Krka with breathtaking waterfalls is one hour away and historic cities Trogir, Šibenik and Zadar, as well as charming Omiš,  are all within a reach for a day trip.

How to get to Split

Split is located in Southern Dalmatia, 409 km South from Zagreb and 200 km North of Dubrovnik. Zagreb is well connected with Split with highway and if you are traveling with your car from Zagreb there are lots of places you can visit in between, such as  Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Šibenik and Krka Waterfalls.

Split is well connected with many European airports and if you are flying in to Split you’ll land at Split Airport (Resnik Airport) which is located 19 km from Split, on the west side of Kaštela Bay.

Zadar – Split Taxi transfer

If you traveling from Zadar to Split the easiest and the fastest way to travel is with a taxi transfer service. Let’s Go is a Private Transfer company from Zadar and we are serving all major airports and cities in Croatia. By using our taxi transfer service you will be relieved to know that there is a car waiting to pick you up at the Zadar airport or any other location, with no hidden costs and with a friendly chauffeur. 

Zadar – Split distance & travel time

  • Distance:  157.5 km
  • Travel time: 1h 47min
  • Car ( 2-3 passengers)
  • Minivan ( up to 9 passengers)
  • Minibus (up to 16 passengers)

Why to book taxi transfer from Zadar to Split:

+ Easy online booking
+ Flat rates
+ Best prices
+ Professional, English-speaking drivers
+ Door-to-door transfer
+ Meet & Greet service
+ Help with your luggage
+ Free Wi-Fi
+ Comfortable vehicles
+ No waiting
+ Safe & reliable transfers
+ Flexible cancellation

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