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Destination guide

Coastline and culture near Split holiday homes to rent

Located on a peninsula on Croatia's Dalmatian coast, Split is the country's second-largest city and a major commercial and cultural hub in the region. With a rich history dating back more than 2,000 years, the city boasts a wealth of Roman architecture and countless art and history museums, and you'll also find plenty of buzzy restaurants, bars and cafes throughout the city. Thanks to its bounty of sandy beaches on the Adriatic Sea, Split's a serious destination for summer visitors, and you can find plenty of charming Split vacation rentals offering beach access or sea views.

History

Historic sites near Split holiday rentals

Split is filled with fascinating historic sites to explore on a trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Saint Domnius Cathedral, a historic fourth-century church with a Romanesque bell tower, and Old Jupiter’s Temple, a third-century Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter with an Egyptian sphinx. You’ll also like the Archaeological Museum, Croatia's oldest museum, filled with tens of thousands of diverse artefacts in an estate-like space with a garden.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Split holiday homes

You'll find a bounty of museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in Split. High rollers can test their luck at the Platinum Casino Split, and history buffs can explore the 4th-century ruins of the massive Diocletian's Palace, or head to the Etnografski muzej Split for a taste of local culture. The city's got more art museums than you can shake a stick at, but you can't go wrong with the Galerija Mestrovic – here, you can scope out numerous works by the sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, all housed in the artist's former studio space.

Activities

What to do near holiday rentals in Split

With such a wealth of ancient history – going back to the Roman period and beyond – it's no wonder that sightseeing is a major pastime in Split. Throughout the city, you'll find stunning 4th-century cathedrals and palaces, as well as plenty of shops, bars and dining. If it's water you're after, then you're in luck – Split's got loads of sandy coastline along the Adriatic Sea, and you can find plenty of space for swimming and sunbathing. Or you could try your hand at 'picigin', a local volleyball-like sport that's played in the shallow water at Bacvice beach.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Split holiday rentals

Somewhere between a Mediterranean and humid subtropical climate, Split has hot, relatively dry summers and cooler, wetter winters. Average summer highs peak around 30 degrees in July and August, while winter temperatures range from 6 to 11 degrees between December and February. Rainfall is most common from September through May, but the area generally sees plenty of sunshine all throughout the year. Thanks to the pleasant temperatures and limited rainfall, summers are the area's busiest season, and you can usually find the best rates on Split vacation rentals during the slower, cooler months between autumn and spring.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Split

Couples can enjoy many romantic experiences in Split. Holiday rentals are available near Marjan, a recreational hub on a forested hill with city and harbour views, benches and trails for walking and biking, and the Golden Gate, a Roman stone entryway with arches and ornate statues in an idyllic location. You’ll also like the Split City Museum, a museum with paintings, sculpture, weapons and armour in unique displays.

Where to stay near Split?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,538 holiday rentals near Split. From 7,944 Condos/Apartments to 771 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Split for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Split?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Split:

  • Split Old Town: 825 holiday homes
  • Bacvice: 775 holiday homes
  • Znjan: 409 holiday homes
  • Mejaši: 260 holiday homes
  • Dračevac: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Split?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Split. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Poljud Stadium: 12,599 holiday rentals
  • Peristyle: 12,759 holiday rentals
  • Papalic Palace: 12,741 holiday rentals
  • Nakic Palace: 12,758 holiday rentals
  • Benedictine Monastery: 12,350 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Split listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Split?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 7,944 Condos/Apartments in Split. Our other popular types of Split holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 771 holiday houses
  • Houses: 1,394 holiday houses
  • Studios: 8,149 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Split?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,601 holiday homes with pool available in Split. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.