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A long weekend in Split 

Split’s a sizeable city, with historic sights, coastal strolls and all the usual weekend break essentials. And, as tempting as it might be to see absolutely everything, you can pare it back enough to feel satisfied that you’ve ‘done’ Split without cramming too many iconic spots into your itinerary. Whether you’ve two days in Split or a long weekend, our guide to the city gets you to Split’s best bits – and allows a little time in between for the best city break activity of all, exploring. 

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After dark: A guide to nightlife in Split

Bars and clubs in Split are an essential part of any stay in this city. Backpackers join stag and hen dos in search for the cheapest shots in the city, while a more eclectic crowd scan the space for a quirky spot to sup small batch liqueurs. Which goes to show there’s a space and vibe for everyone in Split. The best time of year to go? Summer. Terrace doors are flung open, beach parties start at sundown and carry on until the sun’s up and, elsewhere, you can salsa under the stars in a Roman palace…

eating breakfast at the waterfront in split

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Split

In Split, and Croatia, restaurants are increasingly moving their menus to more generic pastures. Which, for foodies, is something of a shame. Of course, there are still places to dine upon the traditional flavours, but tracking them down can be a little tricky. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to rifle through Split’s restaurant offerings for the best of both worlds. Naturally, we’ve looked into the much-lauded top 10 places to eat in Split, but we’ve also cast our net a little wider. It would be a shame to miss out on an overlooked gem…

view of ancient amphitheater near split

Things to do in Split 

It’s all well and good booking a return ticket to Split, but what the devil are you going to do when you get there? Once you’ve ticked off the city break essentials, we’re thinking a segway tour and a browse of the shelves in the local grocery stores, it’s time to get down to the real must see attractions in Split. Naturally, we’ve pointed you towards the most popular attractions, but we’ve also added in a couple of Split’s more unusual sights for good measure.

lunch at a vineyard in split

A wine lover’s tour of Split

Even if you know your demi-secs from your cuvées, wineries in Split have some surprises for you. It’s not a stretch to say that you’ll try wines in Croatia the like of which you’ve never tasted before. Ancient grape varietals and thousands of years of wine making have largely been kept in country – until recently. So approach wine tours in Split with a palate ready for something new. And, if you’re only a casual wine drinker, you’ll be happy to know, not every wine experience comes fully loaded with a full rundown of barrel ageing, vine growing and vineyard history.