Split is a beautiful Mediterranean port city on the Adriatic coast and is the second-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb). Dramatic mountains create a stunning backdrop, whilst azure seas offer easy access to the surrounding Dalmation Islands.
The historic old town of Split is a maze of ancient alleyways surrounding the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, built around 295AD. Along the southern wall of the palace is the city’s seafront Riva, the vibrant hub of the city dotted with cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
There is much to explore in the surrounding areas of Split. Around an hour’s drive inland is Krka National Park, famous for its clear river and stunning waterfalls. Moreover, there are many other beautiful Croatian islands within easy reach of Split, such as Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula.
Brac is the third-largest Croatian island and is home to the famous, horn-shaped Zlatni Rat Beach, with a 600-metre fine pebble beachfront, turquoise waters, and lush pine grove backdrop. The island is also known for its pretty harbour towns, water sports locations, and Vidova Gora – the highest peak of the Adriatic islands – making it a favourite amongst hikers.
Hvar is perhaps best known for its chic restaurants, lively nightlife, and glamourous clientele sipping cocktails on superyachts. However, it is also Croatia’s sunniest island and boasts stunning nature from lush pine forests to sprawling lavender fields to pebble beaches with turquoise waters.
Korcula features medieval architecture and dense forest, whilst Vis is a romantic island with 17th-century architecture, pretty fishing villages, and intriguing caves to discover.
Visitors to the Split Area can enjoy many water sports such as snorkelling and diving, kayaking and paddleboarding, sailing, and fishing.
See below for our collection of luxury villas to rent in the Split Area.
- Dramatic mountain scenery
- Quaint fishing villages and bustling cities
- Pebble and sand beaches, pine forests, and vineyards
- Visit the historic Diocletian’s Palace in the old town of Split
- Enjoy island-hopping around the Dalmation Islands
- Snorkel or dive in the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea