“Croatia is what dreams are made of”-Unknown
Split, glorious, Split! was my first step into exploring Croatia and all the beauty it has to offer! From the mix of a strong history and a bubbling economy, Split has a lot to offer. So, let’s get into your guide to exploring Split!
I’m trying something different with the travel guides to make them even easier for you to plan your trips. They’re going to be concise and straight to the point while still providing all that helpful info! So let me know what you think 🙂
Getting into Split Croatia
The only international airport in Copenhagen is Resnik Airport (SPU) and there are direct flights from London, Manchester and most of Europe. The airport is about 12 miles (40/45 min drive) to the city centre.
Getting from the airport to the City centre is easy. Split airport is very well connected with buses and taxis. There’s even an airport shuttle bus from right in front of the departures/arrivals area that goes directly to Split bus station and vice versa.
Visas and Entry into Split
Let’s talk visas! Amazingly, chances are you wouldn’t even need one to visit Split! UK, USA, Canadian and European citizens don’t need a visa to enter Croatia for tourism for up to 90 days.
Nigerian citizens require a visa to enter Croatia and the visa needs to be obtained in advance of your trip. However, the great news is, if you have a dual or multiple entry Schengen visa you don’t need an additional visa for entry to Split! For more information,click here.
When to go to Split
Peak season in Split begins in July and ends in August where the city is super busy (and more expensive). From November to April, the city dies down and sights have reduced opening times. Mid-season from May to June and September to October are probably the best times to visit because winter can get very cold summer is sticky hot! Also, this is a great time to visit the national parks as they’ll be less busy and less expensive.
Where to stay in Split
There are plenty of options for accommodation in Split during high and mid-season with apartments/Airbnb being the cheapest option (except hostels). As most attractions are in Old Town, I would recommend staying either in or close to Old Town. However, we stayed in an Airbnb outside the centre and we didn’t have too much of an issue getting around (It was a bit of a long walk)..
I wish I’d known…
How hot summer actually is! It’s very hot, like dripping in sweat hot and surprisingly humid so I think I’d visit again on mid-season. I’ve also got a post on some things I wish I knew before I went, check it out!
Recommendations on exploring Split
In my last post, I talked about 6 pretty cool things that you could do in Split. Check that out for some activity inspiration!
How much do you need in Split?
Croatia is as affordable as most European cities to visit but it not as cheap as you might expect. The average restaurant meal will cost you about €8 to €15, depending on the restaurant.But to eat great food for cheap, eat with the locals at konobas (local taverns) who often have excellent food for a fraction of the price! I’d say for a two-day trip (after flights and accommodation), €150-€200 is a good price guide for exploring Split but if you do fewer activities, it’s cheaper. I spent £100 during my trip.
Getting around Split
Getting around Split is pretty easy, especially if you stay close to or in Old town. Split is small enough that everything is within walking distance so you wouldn’t have to spend on taxis. However, Uber is pretty cheap here.
Good to know about Split
Currency & Money- The local currency is the Croatian Kuna (£1ᵙ 8.3kn and $1ᵙ 6.7kn). Like I said in my things to know before you go to Split post, make sure your notes are spotless if you’re changing money here.
The local currency is the Croatian Kuna (£1ᵙ 8.3kn and $1ᵙ 6.7kn). Like I said in my things to know before you go to Split post, make sure your notes are spotless if you’re changing money here.
Language- Croatian is the official/native language in Croatia; (duh right lol). However, English is pretty widely spoken so you should have no issues communicating.
Safety- I found Split generally safe and we didn’t have a local guide during our stay. However, always be cautious, don’t leave your bags unattended and you’ll be fine! Tap water is drinkable here, I did this a few times and I was completely fine. Also, there are fountains around the city to refill through the day.
Split can be the perfect place to spend a long weekend or even a whole week and I hope you use this as your guide to exploring Split!
If you have any question son thing I haven’t covered in this post, please drop them in the comments and I will surely answer. Also, follow me on Instagram for more Split pics!
Until Next Time Biscuits,
Keep showing the world what you’re made of xx