Things to do in Split-Dalmatia County

Our most recommended things to do in Split-Dalmatia County

From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

1. From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

Relax on the shores of the Blue Lagoon on a half-day speedboat trip from Split. Experience 4000 years of history on a guided tour of Trogir and explore the port of Maslinica with free time on Šolta. Depart from Split on a scenic speedboat ride and take in the views of the Dalmation Coast. Feel the bumps of the waves beneath you as you glide to your first stop, Trogir. Disembark and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO-listed town. You can also join a guided walking tour of Trogir. Navigate the winding alleys to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence followed by a stop at Cipiko Palace. Make a turn and see Kamerlengo Castle and St. Mark's Tower. Continue on to the impressive Clock Tower and City Loggia before strolling beneath the palm trees that line the Waterfront Promenade. Finally, make your way to the Land Gate and hear the history behind this imposing structure from your guide. Board the speedboat for your next stop, the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the turquoise water of the lagoon or soak up the sunshine on its pristine shores. Enjoy plenty of time to explore your paradisical surroundings with the provided snorkeling equipment. Next, dock at the town of Maslinica on the Island of Šolta. Here, lose yourself in the weaving streets of this ancient port town, with free time to shop, have lunch, or visit the idyllic beaches. Guests who take the morning tour will have the opportunity to lunch in the Martinis Marchi castle at their own expense. Finally, take the speedboat once more for your return to Split.

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

2. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way.  Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace from the Roman Empire which now forms about half the Old Town of Split. Stop to view its open colonnades in the palace's central Peristyle square. Continue to the impressive Saint Domnius Cathedral, which is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original form. Hear about the story of Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park. Stroll along the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea. Finish your tour where it began at the Golden Gate.

From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

3. From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva beach, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office. Hop on the speedboat and enjoy a thrilling 90-minute ride from Split to Biševo Island. Head to the Blue Cave with its silvery-blue color, created by the refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone. Get ready for the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The beautiful clear sea, beach, and a small bar make this place a perfect place to take a swim or snorkel, laze on the beach, or stroll on the pretty island. The crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment. Head to the Pakleni islands, a group of small islands around the island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. Enjoy free time to have lunch, swim, snorkel, or explore the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2,500 years of rich history. Learn about its historical-cultural heritage and visit the fortress at the top of the town with views of the surrounding sea. Enjoy free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets. Explore the many charming bars and restaurants. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

4. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the history of Split, from Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, through to the present day. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th-century bell tower, and visit the impressive Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian's Palace. Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Take a closer look at the impressive Golden Gate that Diocletian walked through to enter his palace. Go down to the Riva promenade to get lovely views of the Adriatic Sea, and see the Old Town Hall and City Clock on People's Square. Walk in a small group for a more intimate experience and the chance to choose what you want to see. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighborhood of Varoš and much more.

Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

5. Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

6. From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

Meet the group near Riva promenade and board a speedboat for an adventure. Ride 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The early morning is perfect for spotting groups of dolphins. Once near Biševo, the boat will anchor 200 meters from the Blue Cave. Entry tickets allow access to the swimming area and a chance to explore the Blue Cave in a small boat. Marvel at the flickering blue lights and glowing water. Before leaving, grab a drink at a local café.  Next, visit Stiniva Cove, located in the southern part of Vis – the furthest inhabited island in Croatia. Known for its high limestone cliffs and pebble beach, Stiniva is the perfect place to swim and snorkel. Admire the clear turquoise sea, ranging from 10-15 meters.  Continue to Budikovac, a small and almost uninhabited island. Meet its only permanent resident, Mr. Andro, an ex-ship captain who runs a small restaurant on the island that serves the best traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Savor local produce fresh from his vegetable fields and visit the donkeys and chickens on the farm.  Admire Mr. Andro's Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. Then, it’s time to head to the Pakleni Islands where you can delve further into the local food by choosing from several restaurants overlooking the sea. Have a cocktail at a beach bar and relax on the sandy beach. Your next stop, Hvar Island, is just 15 away. Once in the port town, walk the old-town streets and pass by souvenir shops. Visit historical sites such as the Arsenal, one of the oldest theaters in Europe, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, and the Bishop’s Palace. To catch some panoramic views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands, you can go up to the Spanjola fortress. After a tour of Hvar, begin the return journey to Split.

Split: Zip Line Adventure with Optional Transportation

7. Split: Zip Line Adventure with Optional Transportation

Join a fun and active excursion on this ziplining tour accompanied by an instructor, with optional transportation from Split. Head into the backcountry to Mt. Kozjak. Enjoy the course, which includes 6 different zip lines, 2500 meters in total length, and a 90-meter suspension bridge through pine trees. Begin with a complete safety briefing and demonstration of techniques conducted by a certified guide, who accompany you throughout your adventure. The tour itself is via a series of decks and platforms, connected by traverses, mounted on rocks and reefs. Experience a breathtaking view of Dalmatia inland and the Adriatic Sea on an exhilarating series of zip line canopy rides. Starting in the heart of the mountain Kozjak, fly along ziplines across mountains and over forests. While waiting between each zip, soak up amazing views of Dalmatic inland and the Adriatic Sea. 

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

8. From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Visit the beautiful Krka National Park on a day tour from Split by air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival at the park, walk the wooden path through the park and discover a green oasis with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Visit a beautiful ethno-village where you can see traditional costumes and crafts. Also see the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant below the Skradinski buk, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park with your guide, take a boat ride to Skradin. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine before returning to Split at around 5:45 PM.

Split: Krka National Park Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

9. Split: Krka National Park Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

After a short drive from Split, you will be amazed by the beauty of this untouched nature, fresh air and wooden trails spread all over the National Park. This part of Krka National Park is your opportunity to get more familiar with its cultural side and also its flora and fauna. Walking through these educational trails gives you a chance to enjoy the National park from different points of view. After exploring the beautiful nature and hidden gems of the park, it is time for relaxing under the lush greenery of the National Park. Find your place in a large green area and immerse yourself in the stunning nature. End your Krka waterfalls tour by panoramic boat cruise from Skradinski Buk waterfall to the town of Skradin.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

10. Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split's city center on a full-day guided tour of one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Glide along the Krka River's calm water on a boat cruise and make the most of your free time in the park once you arrive. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace for a transfer to Krka National Park. Alternatively, drive straight to the park in a private vehicle, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, go to the small town of Skradin to take a short boat cruise down the Krka River. Disembark at the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, and marvel at Europe’s largest travertine cascade system. Take in the fresh air and wild nature, or go to the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the first hydroelectric power station in Europe. After the National Park, visit a sandy beach Skradin's sandy beach for a refreshing rest. Visit a local winery and taste local wines and olive oils, not included in the tour price.

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What people are saying about Split-Dalmatia County

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Great experience this! Our guide “Sandra” was super-fun to be with, knows the area inside out & went above n beyond to help everyone in the group. Highly recommend!

Definitely recommend if wanting to explore more of Croatia! the tour was the perfect amount of time and the guides were informative.

Sandra was incredible, so so worth it and it was so fun!!! Super comfortable and October is really a perfect time to come

Ivan was a terrific guide. He explained the entire history of Split with humor and wonderful education. Highly recommend.

Perfect, one of my highlights of my trip. Worth every penny!!