21 Delightful Things to Do in Split, Croatia

If you’re planning a trip to Croatia, chances are you’ll visit Split. Some travelers use Split as a base for day trips to the Dalmatian islands. Others include 2 or 3 days in Split in their Croatia itinerary.

You’re in for a treat. There are so many exciting things to do in Split, Croatia. Bustling with life and energy, this beautiful city is a mix of the modern and historic.

Explore Diocletian’s Palace

As you stroll about, poking your head around this alley and that, don’t forget to also look up – you’ll see a gloriously eclectic mix of medieval and Roman architecture.


As you walk along the 820-foot stretch, enjoy vistas of the Adriatic Sea on one side – perhaps watch the sunset as it dips below the ocean’s horizon.

Stroll the Riva


Visit the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery

Step inside to admire some of his most famous pieces of work, including two lovely pieces, the mythology-inspired Psyche and Contemplation.

Photo: Ivan Mestrovic Gallery


Climb the bell tower

For around 20 kuna (less than $3 USD), you can climb up 200 stairs and take in panoramic views of Diocletian’s Palace, the Adriatic and Split city, sprawling beneath you.


Visit Trogir on a day trip

Trogir is a medley of buildings from countless eras, and walking through the village is like taking a stroll across centuries.


Go underground in Diocletian’s Palace basement

Descend into the basement of Diocletian’s Palace and see historic artifacts like a stone sewer system, learning about the ancient city as you go.


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