Hidden beyond its surrounding white stone walls lays the city of Split, a Croatian coastal paradise which has captured hearts since the Roman era. Follow in the footsteps of these ancient emperors who resided in the local palaces and find your own haven on the Dalmatian Coast and secure your holiday accommodation in Split on Likibu today. Whether you want to live like royalty or just need somewhere to crash, here you can find a room for every budget, so delve into the full range of villas and apartments available on TripAdvisor or Airbnb today.
Find and book your dream villa or holiday apartment in Split
Why choose a villa in Split, the pearl of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast?
What makes Split so unique is the juxtaposition of the ancient ruins of its past with the modern cosmopolitan heart of the present. Whether you choose to spend your days immersing yourself in the fascinating Croatian history or partying the night away in the many different bars, you are going to have to sleep eventually, which is where Likibu comes in. A villa is the perfect holiday accommodation to come back to after a long night partying with friends, or for a family holiday. A villa equipped with a pool is the perfect hangover cure or pass-time to keep the kids happy - all whilst enjoying the stunning coastline scenery this city has to offer.
When is the best time to go?
Arguably the best time to visit Split is in September and October when the peak season is over, and the attractions are less populated; however, it is still warm enough to make the most of the beaches. Temperatures are also pleasant in May when it is also quieter, aside from, of course, the days of the Sudamja festival which takes over Riva. If you have to visit Split in the peak months of July and August, the popular regions book up in advance, so remember to secure your dream holiday letting as soon as you find what you are looking for.
How to get there
Located on the southwestern coast of Croatia, the city of Split is most easily accessed by air from the UK. British Airways, Croatia Airlines and Easyjet offer numerous flights every week directly to Split from various locations around the country, including London, Belfast, Manchester and Glasgow. Flight time from these cities vary between two and two and a half hours, and there is an average of an hour's drive to the city centre once you land at Split Airport.
Where to book your villa or holiday rental in Split?
Don't be misled by the name which would suggest that this area is exclusively a palace which is off limits to overnight visitors. Yes, Diocletian's Palace has all of the beauty and grandeur of a 4th-century structure, but it is far from that of an ordinary palace. This area is built over the emperor's former spa but is now Split's beating heart, a space filled with the city's most exciting bars, shops and restaurants. Thousands of visitors flock to this palace's streets every year, so where better to secure your holiday home or apartment than in amongst the very best which this city has to offer.
For a slightly quieter alternative to the bustling Palace, choose accommodation in Pjaca, or ‘The People's Square'. This square continues to boast the historic beauty which Split is so famous for, with buildings dating back to the 13th century, with the city's distinct modern side. Choosing an apartment to rent in this square will place you just a stone's throw away from some of the most exclusive eateries and prestigious buildings in Split, so secure your central holiday letting here today.
A trip to Split cannot be complete without spending a few hours soaking up the southern Croatian sun on one of the city's beaches, so why not secure accommodation on the shore of one of the very best. Known for its reputable crystal-clear water and rustic rocky structures in the sand, staying in a bed and breakfast or villa around this bay will allow you to wake up in a room with a view of the indigo Adriatic Sea.
Perhaps the most glamorous district in Split, once you experience the beauty of Bračka, you will not be surprised that it is where you can find the most exclusive luxury holiday rentals, apartments and private villas. One thing is for sure, if you want to bathe in the allure and tropical characteristics of Split, Bračka is the place to stay.
The waterfront region of Firule is just another reminder that Split offers the best of both worlds: a city and a beach holiday experience, making it the ideal place to search for your dream holiday accommodation. Staying in a holiday villa with a private pool in this district will place you in a prime position for spending your days relaxing on Split's unspoilt shores as well as underwater, as Firule has a reputation for its snorkelling and diving scene. Accommodation here will undoubtedly mean that you can hit the water right from dawn until dusk.
Ba?vice Beach is known as Splits nightlife district, so this is the place to stay if you want to be in the heart of some of the hottest parties in the city. Reserve your space in one of the many youth hostels or reasonably priced homestay's here so that you have somewhere to rest when the party does finally come to an end. It also happens to be one of the most picturesque beaches in Split, so don't stay in your accommodation too long, get out there and make the most of the regions naturally stunning scenery.
What is there to do in Split?
The Cathedral of Saint Domnius
The Cathedral of Saint Domnius is just one of the many grand buildings which can be explored in the city. Built in the 7th century, this structure is iconic in that it is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the entire world which has remains of its original structure, meaning it has survived years of visitors coming to admire its beautiful bell tower.
Diocletian's Palace is the epitome of Split and the central hub of all activity in the city. Founded in a Roman emperor's palace, this world heritage site is where you can find endless shops, bars and restaurants which offer one of the most unique dining and shopping experiences in Croatia.
There is even more to Split than its world-class architecture and scenic beaches as the distinguished Meštrović Gallery suggests. Presenting some of the most famous works from the sculptor of Ivan Meštrović, this art lovers' haven is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the very best culture which this colourful city has to offer.
Walk along the Riva Promenade
Walk along what is known as "the city's living room" and stop by for refreshments in one of the many charming cafes or bars in Riva. This area is the perfect place to spend a day getting lost and coming face to face with some of the most significant architectural wonders in the city. It is also another great location to choose your holiday accommodation but remember apartments and hostels around the Riva book up in advance in early May, when the Sudamja festival which honours St. Domnius (the patron saint of Split) takes over the streets.
Green Market - Pazar
Nothing gives you that local Croatian experience like a trip to a market, which is why a wonder around Green Market is essential to completing any trip to Split. Known for its vast selection of stalls selling fruit, nuts, oils and flowers, this market is the perfect opportunity to try some local produce for yourself. Also, at just a five-minute walk from the bustling cathedral area, it is the ideal escape en route from your holiday accommodation to the city centre
Bathe on Bacvice Beach
Though this waterside district truly comes alive when the sun goes down, there is no reason to avoid visiting throughout the day, as it is recognised as one of the most picturesque beaches in the whole country. The shallow shore is ideal for families who want to enjoy the sea in safety, while the sands are dotted with bathers who are embracing the Dalmatian sun.
Take in the views from Marjan Hill
Officially located as part of the Dinaric Alps, this hill is located on the peninsula of Split, and is covered in Mediterranean pine forest trees which offer a unique but beautiful hike for visitors who want the perfect view of the city. Remember not to leave your camera in your holiday apartment or villa as you will undoubtedly want to share this picturesque experience with almost everybody you know.