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Split Guide

A Brief History of Split

Split is located on Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coast. It's the second biggest city in the country and one of its most popular destinations for tourists. Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in people buying flights to Split due to the city being used as a set in Game of Thrones.

For history lovers, Split is a treasure trove. The city has been inhabited for thousands of years and boasts an immaculately preserved Old Town. Here you'll find the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Diocletian Palace, and one of Croatia's top art museums, the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of Split's past, it's a good idea to book a walking tour.

You can sign up for one after your flights to Split land at Split Airport (SPU), or you can organise a tour before you arrive. Luckily, Split didn’t take a lot of damage during the World Wars and the Yugoslav Wars. Visitors buying airfare to Split can go to the Split City Museum and you can see where the city was bombed during World World II.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Split depends on your budget and what you want to see. For cheap flights to Split, visit the city is during the low season (October to April). Split sees fewer tourists over these months, and you may be able to find excellent deals on an airfare to Split as well as low hotel rates. On the downside, the weather isn't the best. It could be too cold for some to spend days at the beach, and April is one of the wettest months.

If you don't mind bundling up in warm layers, it's the perfect opportunity for a luxury holiday on a budget. June to August is high season in Split. Travellers from all across Europe and the rest of the world fly into Split Airport (SPU) for their summer holidays. You can except long, warm days and the weather is ideal for day trips to nearby islands like Hvar and Korcula. You can also attend the popular ULTRA Music Festival. To save money, you'll need to buy your return flights to Split as the festival’s large attendance may increase prices of plane tickets to Split.

If you want to avoid the crowds, but don't want to sacrifice the good weather, book your flights to Split in May or October. Temperatures are warming up, and the summer crowds have yet to arrive. It's the perfect time of year to go on a day trips to the nearby Krka National Park or Plitvice Lakes National Park. Budget travellers won't have a hard time finding cheap flights to Split and hotels in the city haven't increased their rates.

Top Experiences For Visitors

Diocletian's Palace

It's hard to miss the impressive Diocletian's Palace in Split. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top things to see in the city. In recent years, travellers from around the world have bought tickets to Split to see the building due to it being used as a set for the popular TV series, Game of Thrones. While you wander around the Palace, don't miss out on exploring the Temple of Jupiter, the medieval Brace Radica Square and the Milesi Palace.

Cathedral of St. Domnius

The Cathedral of St. Domnius lies within the boundaries of the Diocletian's Palace. The cathedral was built in the 7th century, and you can climb to the top of the 60-metre bell tour. If you're a history lover buying return flights to Split, you'll want to check out the Altar of St. Domnius and the Romanesque stone pulpit from the 13th century.

Marjan Forest Park

If the weather is good and you want a break from wandering around Split's Old Town, go to Marjan Forest Park for a few hours. The park dates back to the 4th century and has beautiful walking trails you can explore. One of its notable attractions is the Marjan Stairway. Walk to the top, and you'll be rewarded with views of the Kastela Gulf, Trogir, Ciovo and the islands of Hvar and Vis. For rock climbers buying flights to Split, the rocks below the lookout point have several popular routes.

Klis Fortress

For Game of Thrones fans booking flights to Split, the Klis Fortress is a must-visit. The castle was used as the backdrop for the City of Meereen in the TV series. Inside the fortress, you can visit a room dedicated to the filming of the show and explore its fortifications. To get to Klis, you can take city bus 22 that departs every day from Split's central bus station.