Split City Information

Money

The currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna. 1 kuna = 100 lipa.

Cash can be easily exchanged at any bank or currency exchange office.

Approximated exchange rates are:
1 US dollar = 5,8 Croatian Kuna
1 British Pound = 9,1 Croatian Kuna
1 Euro = 7,6 Croatian Kuna

ATM that accept MasterCard, Visa and Maestro can be found throughout city centre. Credit cards are widely accepted in stores and hotels and their usage is increasing in restaurants as well. Visa, Mastercard and Diners are accepted the most frequently while American Express is accepted less frequently.

Prices

Alcohol

Bars and clubs in Split get especially busy in summer season and the Old Town offers a great variety of pubs, outdoor bars and lots of outdoor cafés which can be found along the seafront. Average prices for alcohol are:

  • a pint of beer in a pub or bar from 2 Eur / 1,80 GBP to 2,70 Eur / 2,30 GBP.
  • imported beer (0,33 liter bottle) from 2,20 Eur / 1,90 GBP.
  • cocktail in bar or club from 4 Eur / 3,40 GBP.
  • vodka in bar from 1,50 Eur / 1,30 GBP to 2,00 Eur / 1,80 GPB.

Meal

Restaurants in Split provide Dalmatian Mediterranean specialties with seafood and fish menu but also international cousine. There are many restaurants which own a summer terrace with views of sea and Split harbor. Fast foods are also a choice and there are plenty of them between the Old Town and the bus station.

  • meal in avarage restaurant about 6,50 Eur / 5.70 GBP.
  • chicken grill sandwich in fast food about 2,60 Eur / 2,20 GBP.
  • pasta in restaurant from 9 Eur / 3,60 GBP to 6 Eur / 5,40 GBP.
  • seafood dishes in Old Town restaurant about 15 Eur / 12,70 GBP.

Public Transport

Tickets for the public transport are sold in the public transport vehicles and in tobaccos. The following ticket options are available:

  • single ticket (bought in bus) for 1,50 Eur / 1,30 GBP.
  • single ticket (bought at kiosk) for 1,20 Eur / 1 GBP.
  • ticket for two journeys for 2,10 Eur / 1,80 GBP.

Taxi

Best way of getting a taxi is by calling it. When you catch the taxi together with your guide, an overcharging can not happen. The prices are same the whole year, it does not matter if it's day or night:

  • taxi start (normal tariff) is about 2,60 Eur / 2,20 GBP.
  • taxi (normal tariff) 1 kilometer is about 1,30 Eur / 1,10 GBP.

Weather

Split has Mediterranean climate with hot and moderately dry summers and mild winters. The city is an important tourist destination of Croatia and lots of tourist come to Dalmatian coast during summer season. The average temperature in summer is 30 °C with July as the hottest month. January use to be the most coldest month with temperature around 5 °C and temperatures in winter stay in general above 0°C.

Time difference

Split and the whole Croatia is in Central European Time Zone which comparing to United Kingdom and Ireland means +1 hour in winter season (from October to March) and +2 hours in summer season (from October to March).

Visa

No Visa are required for travellers from European Union (also the United Kingdom and Ireland), USA, Canada, Switzerland. Visa is required from the citizens of the United Arab Emirates.

Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 6th January – Epiphany
  • 6th April - Easter
  • 1st May – Labour Day
  • 7th June – Corpus Christi
  • 22nd June – Anti – Fascist Resistance Day
  • 25th June – Croatian National Day
  • 5th August – Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
  • 15 August - Saint Mary's Day
  • 8th October – Independence Day
  • 1st November – All Saint’s Day
  • 25th December – Christmas Day
  • 26th December – St. Stephen's Day

Embassies

British Embassy
Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 10/III, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 346 007

Irish Consulate
Trumbiceva obala 3, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 343 715

Swedish Consulate
Gat Sv. Duje 4, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 33 82 34 / 33 82 33

Finnish Consulate
Trumbiceva obala 5, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 345 275

Voltage

The voltage in Croatia is 230 V which is the same voltage as in France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
A plug adaptor is required for non-European appliances. Sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs.

Telephone

The international telephone code for Croatia is 00385.
The phone contact to the medical emergency is 112.

Language

The official language of Croatia is Croatian language that is spoken by approximately 96% of the population. Many Croatian people, especially the younger generation, speak English. German and Italian are also very popular. The people working in the tourist industry in Zagreb can speak English quite well.

Split Travel Guide

Split is the centre of Split Riviera and at the same time largest and most important city in Dalmatia. The city situated on a peninsula on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea has population about 200 000 inhabitants and so it is the second largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb).

Sightseeing

Since ancient times, Split was an important economic and administrative centre. Included in the list of UNESCO world heritage, Palace of Diocletian is one of the most beautiful city sights and is considered to be one of the most ancient remains in the world. Other sightseeing places are St. Duje's Cathedral , Peristil square and Jupiter's temple. From the city it is possible to easily visit the islands and historic villages of Dalmatia. Also the city's promenade Riva has been rebuilt in 2007 and provides a nice place for walk.

What to do

For the ones who like to see natural environment and beautiful views, Marjan hill situated on the west of the city is ideal for walking or biking. Bacvice beach, which use to be packed with people during summer, is the most popular beach in Split with lots of restaurants and bars on site. Sunbathing and swimming on the beach are very popular here and snorkeling and diving on the cost or from a boat are also favorite activities of tourists coming to Split. Besides these, renting a private yacht can be a great idea for a sunny afternoon.

Nightlife

Range of different bars and clubs with typical summer atmosphere is located around the city centre. Modern city promenade Riva is full of cafes, bars and restaurants with views of the sea and it is a great place where to drink a cocktail from an outdoor terrace. Another places where to spend an evening are located at the squares in Old Town, which are full of celebrating local and foreign people especially during summer. Split has also some very exclusive clubs with VIP lounges and international Dj's playing music during summer months. For those who don't mind to leave city centre for a while, Bacvice Beach is an ideal location for hot days. Ciy has also rock clubs with often concerts of live bands.

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