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Accommodation in Split, Croatia

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Explore thousands of holiday apartments in Split and enjoy your holiday in Croatia in one of the most historic cities of the Dalmatian Coast. Hundredrooms compares everything that you could possibly want for your holiday rental alongside prices and anything else you may need - and we do so from the biggest variety of villas in Split area, Croatia from a range of partners. A city with a pulse, it has now transformed considerably to a modern metropolis for holidaymakers, however maintains its sense of heritage with some of the most incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the breathtaking Diocletian’s Palace that is effectively half of the old city. Book your apartment in Split and use it as a base to explore the myriad of paradise islands throughout the Adriatic Coast such as Hvar, Brač and Šolta which are a short distance by ferry. So now what to do? It’s all very simple - tell us the amount of people you’re travelling with, what dates you’re thinking of coming to this wonderful city and we’ll get searching. We compile all of the Dalmatian apartments in Split that we can find from a range of partners, and in doing so, endeavour to save you both time and money. If you’ve got any special requirements - should you need a 2 bedroom apartment or something near the beach, we can help you out. Sounds great, right? It makes the whole process of booking cheap accommodation in Split a whole lot easier. You have a lot more options than other sites and you will be looking for the best price across a wider range of sources. What are you waiting for? Book your holiday to the Adriatic coast and get exploring the medieval jewel of Split as quick as possible.

Places to stay in Split

Split is an ancient city that is embedded within the historical framework of the the Romans and Illyrians and other ancient dynasties. It is considered by locals as the ‘sportiest city in the world’ due to the number of athletes that it has produced, and is sometimes also known as the ‘Mediterranean flower’. There is little wonder why, with its endless sunlight and gorgeous architecture. It has modernised significantly over the past century yet still maintains its sense of historic charm. We can help you decide where to book your self catering apartment in Split.

    Old Town: The heart of the city of Split is located in the Old Town, which is an ancient hub of mythological proportions. Booking a self-catering apartment near here means that you will be situated next to the UNESCO site of Diocletian’s Palace, alongside a whole wealth of museums such as the Archeological Museum which is one of the oldest in Croatia. There are many cafes and bars along the tiny streets, and it is the perfect spot to watch ships come in and out of the harbour going to the various islands while feeling as though you are stepping back in time. Riva: This is the harbour area in Split which is often a busy hub of boats, locals and tourists. It is an attractive area that brings together the busy harbour with the ancient building of Diocletian’s Palace. The space is more than 1700 years old and you can see across all of the islands from here. Booking a holiday rental in Split here is a great choice for ease and proximity. Bačvice: This is the urban beach area of Split, and holiday apartments nearby mean that you will be within walking distance of the beach which can accommodate up to 10,000 people at one time. It is also a popular centre for nightlife and has a number of bars and clubs. Veli Varoš: As one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Split, it is a great place to find an apartment to rent. There is a great local atmosphere and it features many hilly streets which you can climb to admire the rooftops view. Radunica: Meaning ‘water spring’ in ancient Illyrian, this is a famous district where the old residents of Split gathered from the Republic of Poljica. Firule: A popular place for families, this area has a promenade by the sea and you can stroll along the entire frontage. It has a fine sand beach and is a tennis hub.

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When to visit the 'Mediterranean flower'

Depending on what you’re after for your Croatian holiday, you can in theory visit Split at any time of year and book your holiday rental. The price of holiday accommodation is obviously at its peak during the summer months of July and August, but there is a lot going on throughout the year. There are more flights available from a wider range of destinations from April until October, too. The best time of year to visit is naturally when most of the tourism businesses are open, if you’re looking to make the most of watersports, restaurants and bars. The nightlife is certainly at its best However, a secret is that Split is a wonderful place to visit during the spring and autumn when average temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius. During the summer, temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius, but you will be pleased to know that the cooling sea breeze across many of the islands means that it is truly enjoyable to spend time in this city.

Diocletian’s Palace and other points of interest

A very common way to see the Dalmatian coast is to go island-hopping with Split as a base. This is a common occurrence for many holidaymakers booking short stay apartments in Split. We have selected a number of important things to see during your stay in a holiday villa in Split.

  • Diocletian’s Palace: This will probably be your central reference point during your time in Split, and is one of the greatest examples of existing Roman ruins on earth. Dating back to the 4th century, it was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and today makes up around half of the old town of Split. It is rather like an old fortress with plenty of small streets with now many bars, restaurants and places to stay in Split.
  • Cathedral of St Domnius: This is considered to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in the structure in which it was built originally, without later renovation. It dates back to the turn of the 7th century.
  • Archaeological Museum of Split: With a long heritage of taking care of artefacts dating back to the Renaissance period, this is the oldest museum in Croatia. It has archaeological objects from prehistoric times.
  • Peristil: This is the main square of the Diocletian’s Palace, and was built originally to celebrate him as the living son of Jupiter. For this reason, the building is quite symbolic; the red granite columns celebrate the ceremonial function, and became the imperial colour. It quickly became perfect as a theatre setting, and was used for opera classics. It is a great place to have a coffee, and you will feel as though you are transporting back to ancient times.
  • Marjan: A famous hill surrounded by luscious green vegetation, low mountains and sea. Located on the peninsula of Split, it is a great spot to go for a long walk, and you will have wonderful views if you book a holiday rental nearby.
  • Ivan Meštrović Gallery: A grand art museum which is dedicated to the work of sculptor of the same name from the 20th century.

Similar destinations to Split

If you’re thinking of travelling to Split to explore the ancient walls of this Dalmatian city, we think that you may be tempted by one of these destinations for your short-stay apartment.

  • Hvar: A short distance by ferry is this party island that doubles as as a total refuge inland with lavender fields aplenty. Hvar Town is one of the liveliest spots on the Croatian coast, and hosts thousands of holidaymakers who travel to enjoy its fantastic nightlife throughout the summer. Find apartments in Hvar here.
  • Dubrovnik: The beauty of this Croatian city is unprecedented. Also located on the Dalmatian coast, it has gorgeous limestone streets and its baroque architecture will take your breath away. It is an ancient settlement, and is accompanied by the turquoise seas of the Adriatic. Find apartments in Dubrovnik here, and you can use this city as a base to go island-hopping.
  • Venice: If you’re interested to see the continuation of architecture across the Adriatic Sea, you must visit this iconic Italian city on its network of canals. Built on a lagoon, it is lined with some of the most incredible architecture in Europe, particularly in Piazza San Marco. Find holiday rentals in Venice here.