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Croatia’s second largest city, and the gateway to some of the country’s most beautiful islands, Split offers history, culture, great food and excellent beaches. Book your flights to Split and discover all that this unique destination has to offer.
Summer is peak season in Split and you’re likely to find that hotels and flights to the city are more expensive in July and August. The summer months are the perfect time to explore the many islands that dot the coast near Split while the city’s beaches are also perfect for soaking up the sun.
If you’re looking for a cheap ticket to Split, UK airports still generally offer a good choice of flights in early autumn. Often more affordable than travelling in the summer, September and October offer pleasant temperatures, thinner crowds and warm seas.
If you fly to Split in the winter months, you’ll find the weather a little hit and miss. Although the lower temperatures may make a dip in the Adriatic pretty unappealing, you will find that cheap flights are easier to find.
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Also known as Resnik Airport, Split Airport is located around 15 miles from the city centre on the west side of Kaštela Bay. An important focus city for Croatia Airlines, the airport offers a good choice of services to destinations around Europe, especially in the summer months.
From the airport you can continue your journey into Split via bus, taxi or shuttle. Hire cars are also available at the terminal building. Some hotels in the area offer transfers to the airport so make sure you check with your accommodation before you fly.
Flights to Split from UK airports are available from a number of airlines.
If you’re staying in the centre of the city, you’ll find Split very easy to navigate on foot. Most of the area around Diocletian’s Palace is pedestrianised so walking is often quicker than getting a cab if you’re only travelling short distances.
For longer journeys, buses are your best option. The city’s bus network is cheap, extensive and fairly easy to navigate, even if you don’t speak Croatian. Buses run from early in the morning until late at night but services can be very limited on Sundays.
Taxis are available throughout central Split and fares are generally affordable. If you’d rather drive yourself around, you’ll find a number of car rental services across the city.
The main attraction in Split is Diocletian’s Palace. As it takes up the majority of the historic centre, it’s virtually impossible to miss during your stay in the city. Built in the 4th century, it’s now occupied by residents of Split and a large number of homes and businesses can be found in its walls and structures. Spend a few hours exploring its winding streets and soaking up the atmosphere of this unique building.
Once you’ve had your fill of history, head to the coast to experience life in modern Split. As well as a choice of small city beaches, there are also regular ferries departing from Split to nearby islands where you’ll find some truly outstanding places to swim.
As Croatia is now an EU member state, British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to the country. Croatia is two hours ahead of the UK.
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