This buzzing and exuberant city is an interesting blend of ancient and modern life. In one street you'll see intricate archaic buildings alongside tall skyscrapers – there's nothing else quite like it in Croatia!
Discover it for yourself by booking a holiday rental in Split today.
Split lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is the second largest city in Croatia. It has a long and affluent history which can still be seen today in the city's architecture.
It's a great spot for a city break, and with the dry summers and warm winters it's a great place to visit all year round!
What to Do
The old town is the best place to go for a slice of traditional Croatian life. It’s also a UNESCO site, so the narrow sprawling streets are completely authentic and relatively unchanged from their original state.
Make sure you see the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Dominus. If you can, climb the tower for a great view of the city – but make sure you don't go up when the bells are about to be rung, they're very loud!
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For a city break full of history, book a holiday rental in Split for your next trip away – it'll be one you never forget.
Top Destination reviews
Apartment Mihanovic with pool and arbor
5* for very good reasons!
Excellant apartment which is on the second floor of the family home of the owner. The apartment has everything you need and is well looked after and clean. The towels were resupplied and bins were emptied by the owner during our week, which was an unexpected bonus. The pool is immaculate and cleaned everyday. The pictures do not do it justice. Drazen and his family looked after us very well and were very generous with there help and time if we had a question, whilst not intruding on our family time. They even provided us with some homemade drinks wine and liquires, fruit and vegetables from there VAST and well cared for garden that you cant see in the pictures. The best part of the week was having a BBQ with some family that were over. Drazen and his family helped set up the BBQ for us, set the outdoor table, supplied extra food for our children and some snacks for around the pool during the day. As hosts you could not ask for better!
You will need a car if you stay at this apartment but there is off the road parking for your vehicle. The location of the apartment is very quiet and safe. The roads in Croatia are better to drive on than most places in Europe.
Omis, Trogir, Podstrana (old and new) and Split are great places to visit whilst you stay here (all within a 40min drive). There is a small shop at the end of the street, but larger supermarkets are everywhere so it is easy to obtain food. Stobrec is 3km away and has many restaurants (Restaurant Struja is one i would recommend). The beach front is very shallow here but there is good swimming and snorkling further out and a lot can be hired to keep your interested.
We will definately come back to this apartment in the future. …
Sea View Spaciuos Split Apartment Etien
Great location - great views
This is an ideal location for a stay in Split. Just a 15 minute harbourside walk to the centre of split in one direction and close to the quieter Mirjan beaches in the other. A little supermarket nearby, cafe and post office in the same block. Views across to the marina. A quiet location, couldn’t have chosen better. Ruzica was extremely welcoming and helpful. The flat has everything you would need and although it could do with a little bit of updating it has a certain charm about it. …
Sea view villa with private pool near Split
The villa was everything we wanted and much more. Nestled in the hills with great views. Just far enough out of Split to have privacy and peace but near enough to spend time easily in the Old Town of Split. Dragana was super helpful and put us in touch with a private taxi guy who was brilliant. As a party of 8 we saved a fortune and he also took us to places we would never have known about. Nothing was too much trouble for Dragana. She organised us a traditional welcome dinner at the villa. She even brought us a homemade pie that her mum had made and we got to meet her 4 gorgeous little boys. We all loved the villa and had a fabulous holiday. We hope to return and would definitely reccommend it to everyone. …
Split Croatia vacation House old town Apartment
Ideal location and spacious accomodation
Location of this aparment is ideal. All restaurants and attractions are just a stone's throwaway from the place. Shops too are very close by too. The accomodation is spread over 3 floors which gave us two families some privacy and space too.
From the outside, it looks really quaint and you are not sure what to expect but once you go in, it has everything we need. Be prepared to walk on cobbled stones for a few minutes with bags to reach it as it is in a pedestrian zone in the old town.
Very minor glitches - bathrooms had no locks which was a bit tricky with 2 couples and 2 boisterous kids, hooks to hang clothes in bathrooms, mirrors needed in 2 of the bedrooms.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and the hosts were very kind, helpful and hospitable. They answered all our queries very promptly too. …
Luxury apartment Sasso with heated swimming pool
Fabulous apartment and hospitality
If it was possible I would give 10 stars!
The lovely pool and outside kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything you could need for a pool side BBQ which we really enjoyed. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean with high standard comfortable furnishings and equipment.
We have rented many places throughout Europe over the years but never received the hospitality which is provided by Ana and Nano - it is exceptional. Ana had ready for us a lovely lunch and homemade cake on arrival. Ana also advised on places to visit and recommended some wonderful restaurants. She organised a fantastic boat trip around the beautiful islands - taking us down to the boat in the morning, picking us up in the evening and ordering a takeaway for us!
On our last evening we enjoyed drinks with Ana and Nano sampling some local and home made drinks which was a lovely way to end what had been an idyllic week. …
Apartment Riva, Split, Croatia
Really nice, clean apartment and we really appreciated the lift from The airport to the apartment offered to us. The location was perfect and we had a great view from the balcony. The only thing missing was some basics like washing up liquid which we had to buy ourselves, and teas or coffees but besdies this we had everything we needed and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. …