Split, Croatia, Beach

Split City Guide

Split is a perfect place to base your Croatian vacation because of its central location, fantastic beaches, and easy island access. I spent a month in this vibrant place, working by day and learning about Croatian wine and culture by night. Many people view Split as a pass-through city, which is a shame because there is so much to do and see here. 


Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split

Put Trstenika 19, 21000, Split, Croatia

The Radisson is perfectly located if you want to be near great beaches and away from the crowds. It’s a quick Uber or bus ride outside the Split city center but next to some of my favorite beaches in Split. The hotel offers many amenities, including a large spa, pool, and beach club. 

Cornaro Hotel Split

Sinjska ul. 6, 21000, Split, Croatia

Cornaro is in the old city center of Split. It’s walking distance to many sites, restaurants, and the ferry terminal. 


Dvor, Split, Croatia, Food


Eat & Drink


Put Firula 14, 21000, Split, Croatia

Dvor has it all - great food, great wine, and great views. I loved coming here for lunch or dinner with friends. I recommend checking out their wine list - they have many great local options and a knowledgeable team. Dvor can be a popular spot, so it's best to make a reservation in advance. 

Can’t miss: The wine list & Beef Tail “Paccheri”


Ul. Dinka Šimunovića 14a, 21000, Split, Croatia

Bome is one of Split's hidden gems. This unassuming restaurant has fantastic food at great prices. It's outside of the city center (near some great beaches). I recommend booking a lunch or dinner here for a truly excellent meal. Bome also has a fantastic wine list. 

Can’t miss: Beef Tartare & Seabass

Bokeria Kitchen & Wine

Domaldova ul. 8, 21000, Split, Croatia

Bokeria is a great dinner option in Split's city center. This is one of the larger restaurants in the center, so it's great if you have a larger group (they have a sizeable second-floor dining space). The food is excellent, and the wine list is extensive. 

Can't miss: the dessert menu 

ST Burek

Domaldova ul. 13, 21000, Split, Croatia

Burek is a typical pastry/pie served in Croatia, and ST Burek is my favorite burek in Split. I recommend ordering takeaway (the few seats inside are usually taken). 

Can't miss: Burek 

Tennis Bar

Put Firula 18, 21000, Split, Croatia

Tennis bar is the place to be and be seen with locals in Split. It's adjacent to Split's oldest tennis club, and many of the Croatian pros are rumored to hang out here when they are in town. Tennis Bar only serves beverages and some desserts, so stop here for a coffee in the morning or after dinner for the lively atmosphere and cocktails.

Can’t miss: People watching 


NOOR Fine Spirits & Cocktails

Bajamontijeva ul. 2, 21000, Split, Croatia

For drinks in the city center, check out Noor - this upscale cocktail bar has a nice atmosphere and beautiful cocktails.

Can’t miss: “Wild Thing” Cocktail 

Bottiglia wine & deli

Put Firula 37, 21000, Split, Croatia

Bottiglia is my favorite spot for wine in Split. This newcomer wine bar has an incredible wine list with reasonable prices. The Bottiglia Team is knowledgeable and kind. If you are new to Croatian wine, I highly recommend reaching out to do a tasting with their wonderful sommelier, Kristina. 

Can’t miss: Croatian wine tasting 



Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace is an old Roman Palace in the old city of Split. This area of Split can get very crowded (especially in high season). I recommend exploring this area early in the morning if you visit Split during the high season. 

Žnjan Beach

This is a great beach outside of the city center that locals frequent. The water is clean and clear, and the beach has plenty of space. 

Marjan Park

Marjan Park has one of the best view points of the city of Split. 

 Robinson Beach, Hvar, Croatia

Robinson Beach, Hvar



Hvar is just a quick 50-minute ferry from Split. Hvar has so much to do, but it's best known for partying. I recommend spending at least a night here to experience the nightlife and explore the Island. One of my favorite spots is Robinson Beach. Robinson can be reached via a hike or water taxi from Hvar Town. This little beach has an incredible cash-only restaurant (book advance in the high season). 


Korčula is a 2.5-hour ferry from Split. This island is less crowded and more laid back than Hvar. My one regret was not spending more time here. One thing that you can't miss in Korčula is visiting the vineyards. This island is known for an exceptional wine called Grk. I recommend booking in advance a visit to the Bire Vineyard (home of my favorite Grk, P.S. If you want a bottle, buy it at the winery. They only sell their Grk to restaurants). 

Korčula, Croatia, Beach


Omiš is a beautiful town just south of Split. You can get here quickly by public bus. Omiš is known for its fantastic beach and fortress that you can hike to. It's well worth spending a day here in the picturesque Croatian town. 


Trogir is a UNESCO heritage site north of Split. The town is beautiful and well worth visiting for a day. The best way to get here is by bus - I recommend booking a coach bus in advance (tickets sell out).




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