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Split Carnival

Famed for their colourful parades and exuberant celebrations, the coastal towns of Croatia celebrate Carnival in style. Split is no exception, and the days leading up to Lent see colourful parades in the streets, music and dancing. The carnival tradition is a little different here to elsewhere in the country. Masked balls and firework displays, pierrots, harlequins and historic plays still form an important part of proceedings as they did in ages past, based on the model of the original carnivals of Venice.

Date: 01 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Streets of Split.


Croatia Boat Show

A nine-day celebration of all things nautical in the waters in and around the city.

Date: 22 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
Venue: Riva, Split harbour and Uvala baluni.

Split Summer Festival

Dance, music and theatre grace open-air stages around town during the city’s biggest celebration of the arts. A great time to be in Split.

Date: 01 July 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.

Ultra Europe

Ultra Europe is an outdoor electronic music festival that promises a weekend of music in the beautiful city of Split. Expect an electric atmosphere, plenty of lasers, and the biggest names in house and techno. 

Date: 10 July 2020 - 12 July 2020
Venue: Poljuf Stadium.

Tickets for three days 149 €.

Days of Diocletian

The emperor’s old palace comes alive during this 10-day festival commemorating the once omnipotent ruler. The highlight is the reappearance of Diocletian himself in full period garb. Through the streets of the former palace, passers-by stroll around in togas and tunics, vintage carriages pass along the waterfront, taking Emperor Diocletian and his suite to the Peristile, where the emperor addresses his citizens as he once did. Expect delicious cuisine spread and colourful stalls laden with delicacies and handicrafts.

Date: 01 August 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.

Split Film Festival

Platform for unknown directors and screenwriters from around the globe.

Date: 10 September 2020 - 17 September 2020
Venue: Various venues.


Featured Hotels


Hotel Slavija

The owners claim that the Slavija is the oldest hotel in Split and it may well be. A recent makeover has really improved things and the location is second to none right in the heart of the palace surrounded by bars and restaurants. There are 25 rooms with singles, doubles and triples available.

Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana is ideal for those looking to really be in the heart of the action. With a perfect location on the Riva waterfront, guests can wake to the smell of the sea. Extras include the decent on-site restaurant and the café-bar out on the Riva, one of the most popular on this pedestrianised boulevard.

Hotel Peristil

Within the palace walls, behind the cathedral, this characterful boutique hotel has 12 quite basic but comfortable rooms. Pick room 204 or 304 if you want to caress exposed stones of the 1,700-year-old Roman palace at no extra cost. Another one of the hotel's finest features is Tifani Restaurant on the ground floor.

Le Méridien Lav

This 365-room ultra-luxurious resort boasts top-notch bars, restaurants and leisure facilities that more than offset the 15-minute taxi ride south of Split. It also boasts 17 sea view suites and a beautiful on-site marina which looks great, even if you don't own a boat.

Palace Judita Heritage Hotel

Housed in a stunning ancient building, which draws influences from the Romanesque, gothic and renaissance periods, this is an upmarket central option with spectacular views over the city from its balconies. Renowned service, beautiful rooms and meticulous attention to detail keep Palace Judita popular.

Villa Varoš

One of the few accommodation options in the warren of old streets that make up the historic Varoš district on the edge of Split's city centre, Villa Varoš is also one of the cheapest hotels in the city. It boasts singles, doubles and a couple of apartments that come with their own kitchens.