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Split | Journey to the Magical Heart of the Adriatic

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest port city on the Adriatic. Roman Emperor Diocletian built a magnificent waterside palace here 1700 years ago. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the heart of the city. It is a major starting point for a yacht charter in Croatia.

Split yacht charter
Split, Croatia

Split is an ideal departure port for your Croatia Yacht Charter. The city offers excellent options for sightseeing, dining, drinking, and nightlife. Above all, it is the gateway to the islands of Central Dalmatia.

Sailing itineraries can be Split to Split, Split to Dubrovnik, or the reverse. Or you might cruise north to the Kornati Islands. We will work with you and your group to create the best itinerary to suit your interests.

Split | A City Steeped in History

Split’s story spans millennia, woven from Roman emperors, medieval intrigue, and Venetian elegance. At its core is Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crafted by the legendary emperor for his retirement. Enter this architectural marvel, wander through labyrinthine streets, and soak in the echoes of bygone eras.

Diocletian’s Palace

While visiting Split on your yacht charter, visit Diocletian’s Palace. It is a must for several compelling reasons:

  • Historical Significance. Diocletian’s Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds immense historical significance. Built at the turn of the 4th century AD, it was the retirement residence of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
  • Architectural Marvel. The palace is a remarkable example of Roman architecture and engineering. The complex includes well-preserved structures such as the Peristyle courtyard, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter.
  • Cultural Hub. Diocletian’s Palace is not just a historical site; it’s a vibrant cultural hub. The palace is home to numerous shops, restaurants, and galleries.
  • St. Domnius Cathedral. Located within the palace complex, the Cathedral of St. Domnius is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Climb the bell tower for panoramic views of Split and the surrounding areas.
  • Peristyle Courtyard. The Peristyle courtyard is the central square of the palace. It is surrounded by impressive columns and features the entrance to the Cathedral of St. Domnius.
  • Temple of Jupiter. This ancient Roman temple, dedicated to the god Jupiter, is another highlight within the palace. Its well-preserved structure and historical significance make it a fascinating site to explore.
  • Game of Thrones Filming Location. Diocletian’s Palace gained additional fame as a filming location for the popular TV series “Game of Thrones.” Fans of the show can recognize several iconic scenes set within the palace walls.

Beyond the Walls

While history buffs delve deep, adventurers can find thrills beyond the city walls. Kayak through hidden coves, hike picturesque Marjan Hill for breathtaking sea views, or rent a scooter and zip through charming villages lining the coast.

Beach Bliss

Speaking of beaches, Split knows how to indulge. Bačvice Beach, a bustling hotspot, offers sun, sand, and vibrant nightlife. For a secluded getaway, hop on a tender to Kašuni cove, where crystalline waters lap at pristine shores. No matter your beach vibe, Split has a sandy haven waiting to embrace you.

A Culinary Symphony on Your Split Yacht charter

Of course, no luxury experience is complete without a gastronomic odyssey. Split’s waterfront restaurants present a symphony of fresh seafood. Charming konobas tucked away in the Old Town tempt with traditional Dalmatian fare.

Sip local wines, savor peka (slow-cooked lamb), and indulge in decadent sweet treats. Every bite is a celebration of Croatian culinary heritage.

Riva Promenade

The Riva Promenade is a vibrant waterfront area that offers a variety of attractions and activities. Here’s what you can find on the Riva Promenade:

  • Scenic Views. The Riva Promenade provides stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, nearby islands, and the harbor. It’s a picturesque setting, especially during sunset.
  • Cafes and Restaurants. The promenade has many cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a leisurely meal or drink with a view of the sea. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to relax and socialize.
  • Open-Air Events. The Riva often hosts open-air events, performances, and concerts. Live music and entertainment contribute to the lively atmosphere, especially in the evenings.
  • Local Markets. Occasionally, there are local markets along the promenade where you can purchase handmade crafts, souvenirs, and local products.

Split Yacht Charter Marinas

ACI Marina Split. This 318-berth marina offers beautiful views of Split and Diocletian’s Palace. Amenities include laundry, bathrooms, an ATM, and free Wi-Fi. The marina also has a grocery store and a restaurant.

The Old Town is a 10-minute walk from the marina.

Marina Kastela. This marina has 420 berths. It also has a restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant, grocery store, and laundry facilities. It lies 10 miles west of Split, and just 4 miles from Split airport.