Split is the second largest city of Croatia, located by the Adriatic Sea, in southern Croatia. Split is famous as a beach holiday destination and for its historic city center, that is filled with temples, walls and squares, which were built by the Romans. The local climate is exceptionally mild even for the Mediterranean and rainfall is very rare. The historic center is built around an ancient Roman palace, and at the time of the Roman Empire even two original Sphinx statues have been imported from Egypt. The area has also a licensed diving center, an open market (Pazar), as well as smaller caves, of which is believed that the ancient saint Jeronimus has lived in.
Monthly Weather Conditions
Although Split has a mild climate throughout the year, the best time to visit this prettyMediterranean city is May to June and September and October. During these months, days are pleasant and sunny, and being the shoulder season accomodations are easier and cheaper to find as compared to the peak season.
More information: Split forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Split is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $53.87, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $179.22, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $49.78
- Hotel (3 stars): $72.84
- Hotel (4 stars): $111.45
- Hotel (5 stars): $212.22
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.91
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $19.30
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.49
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.02
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $9.36
Split has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 65.4 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 85.3 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 67.2 (better than United states average 41.8)
More information: Split safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.