Lying by the Dalmatian Coast, the picturesque city of Split is famous for its beautiful beaches, lovely old town, and lush green nature. Given the many amazing things to do in Split, you will have a great time here, whether you are a history buff or fond of nature and adventure. Below, check out our list of the best things to do in Split.
- Visit Diocletian’s Palace
For everyone visiting Split, the Diocletian’s Palace is a must-visit. The massive complex is one of Croatia’s most popular attractions. It’s in the Old Town of Split and forms about half the old town.
Built around the 305 AD by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the Diocletian’s Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the sites you’ll see within the complex are the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Cardo, one of the main streets throughout the palace complex.
- Soak up the Architecture at Peristil Square
At the heart of the Diocletian’s Palace is the Peristil Square, an imperial square located at the intersection of the two main streets, Cardo and Decumanus, and is surrounded by two colonnades where Emperor Diocletian would address the public.
The Peristil Square is a great place to soak up the stunning architecture of the Diocletian’s Palace. Towering the square is a 57-metre-tall belfry tower. Climb the tower to soak up the breathtaking views of the Old Town, including the St. Domnius Cathedral nearby.
- Explore Klis Fortress
If you have enough time to spend several days in Split, you should visit the Klis fortress in the nearby village of Klis. It’s an incredible fortification building and one of Croatia’s most prominent fortification buildings, with a history dating back to the ancient era. The fortress is about 15 km away from Split. You can take the bus, which runs multiple times daily during summer.
If you are in Croatia for several days, you should stay at one of many beautiful rental villas in Split, ideal for those who want to make the most of their time in Split and explore many places, including the Klis fortress.
- Immerse yourself in Nature at Krka National Park
From Split, consider taking a day trip to Krka National Park, one of Croatia’s most stunning national parks, and is famous for its seven majestic waterfalls. The vast and relatively untouched area is a fun place to hike. Follow the trails that encircle the park, which takes an average of an hour and 25 minutes to conquer. After your hike, enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the beautiful lakes within the park.
- Sail the Coastline
Surrounded by the stunning Adriatic Sea, one of the best ways to explore Split is to sail on its coastline. Depending on your preferences, you can avail yourself of many different sailing packages. You can book a one-day sailing cruise with local skippers to take you to the best beaches and secluded bays you can only explore by boat. These sailing packages also include activities like swimming and snorkelling, allowing for an even more adventurous excursion.