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Split Walking Tour: A Self-Guided Walk in Split, Croatia

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The Split, Croatia Old Town is an enchanting web of cobblestone streets that encompasses both Diocletian’s Palace and the adjacent Old City. The picturesque lanes of Split, Croatia lead to historic sights, charming squares and hidden gems. Our Split Walking Tour is an easy-to-follow self-guided walk that features 30 highlights of the ancient city.


Free Walking Tour Split, Croatia

We created our free Split Walking Tour to help other travelers to Croatia discover the city at their own pace – which is exactly how we like to explore. Our tour of Split provides the perfect introduction to the buzzing coastal capital. The tour duration will depend solely on your pace. Many visitors will complete our Split Walking Tour in about 1 hour, but travelers could easily spend 2 hours or more leisurely navigating the lanes.

Our Split walk includes everything you need – sight information, written walking directions, links to locations and a Split City Tour Map marked with all of the sights at the end of the article.

Pro Tip: While exploring Split, it is important have a basic understanding of the layout. The city of Split sits on an east-west peninsula; with the Split Harbor facing south from of the Old Town.


Is There a Guided Split, Croatia Free Walking Tour?

While there are many guided Split Walking Tours, in accordance with city regulations, guides must charge a fee. Therefore, there is not truly a Guided Split Free Walking Tour. Don’t worry though – our Free Self-Guided Walking Tour Split features the absolute best of the city!

For travelers interested in guided tours, we highlight the best tours for Split walks and day trips a bit later – as well as other tips for your Split trip. 

{Use our guide of Things To Do in Split for more free Split sightseeing!}


Walking Tour Split, Croatia: What You Will Need

Split Bell Tower, Croatia

Before you begin your Self-Guided Walking Tour of Split, Croatia, we have a few tips for things you will need for your walk.


Walking Shoes for Split Old Town Walking Tour

While the Split Old Town is flat, the stone lanes – polished with millions of footsteps – can be slick and sometimes uneven. We recommend wearing a comfortable pair of non-slip travel shoes for your Split tour. I like wearing these shoes by Columbia, while Kris wears Merrell shoes. 


WiFi for our Split, Croatia Self Guided Walking Tour

To use our Free Walking Tour of Split – and the map links provided – you will need a WiFi connection during your walk. We travel with a GlocalMe WiFi Mobile Hotspot, which allows us to connect up to 10 devices and it doubles as a portable charger. However, the best feature is that we can purchase data packages online, rather than wasting time buying a local SIM card.


Travel Camera for Your Walking Tour Split, Croatia

Split is incredibly photogenic! We recommend using a real travel camera to capture the sights. We use a DSLR Canon Rebel with an everyday 18-135mm lens – which comes with loads of accessories and is a great beginner camera for budding photographers!


Weather Gear & Day Pack for Walking Tour Split, Croatia 

In the summertime, Split is sunny and very hot. Don’t forget sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. A refillable water bottle is a good idea, too – and these collapsible water bottles are perfect for travelers. Outside of the summer months, Split can be windy, rainy and cool. Bring a travel umbrella or packable raincoat, just in case! You will also want a great day bag to organize all of your essential, everyday travel items.


SPLIT WALKING TOUR: Free Self-Guided Walk

View of the Bell Tower, Split, Croatia

Now that you are ready, it’s time to start the best walking tour in Split! Lace up your shoes and have your camera ready. Begin your Self-Guided Walking Tour of Split at the 3D bronze Split City Model, Maketa Grad Split.


#1 Maketa Grad Split: 3D Split City Model

Model of Split, Croatia

MAP. An ideal place to start walking tours in Split, the Maketa Grad 3D city model provides an overview of Diocletian’s Palace and the Split Old Town. The model shows the clear outline of the palace (the bell tower is at the center) and the city that grew to the west of it.

The map model sits at the east end of the Riva, the waterfront, café-lined pedestrian zone that is frequented by visitors and locals alike. We talk more about the Riva later, as you will end our Split walking tour at the opposite end.

Walking Directions: Looking at the map with the Riva in front of you, walk straight ahead across the Riva to the inconspicuous Bronze Gate, which is the entrance into Diocletian’s Palace Basement.


#2 Bronze Gate (Mjedena Vrata)

Bronze Gate, Split, Croatia

MAP. The Mjedena Vrata Bronze Gate is the south entrance into Diocletian’s Palace. One of the four gates into the Roman palace (and the least adorned), Bronze Gate opened directly onto the sea, before land reclamation created the Riva. Diocletian used this gate to enter the palace by boat (which was also ideal for a quick escape in the case of invaders from land).

Bronze Gate entrance to Diocletian's Palace Basement in Split, Croatia

Before walking through the gate, look up at the stone walls that extend over the tops of the shops. These are the original walls of Diocletian Palace.

Walking Directions: Walk through the gate into the dimly lit space. You are now standing in the Diocletian’s Palace basement.


#3 Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian’s Palace Basement in Split, Croatia

MAP. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Diocletian’s Palace is an absolute highlight of Split walking tours. The palace was built in the 4th century and is one of the best-preserved palaces of Late Antiquity. Emperor Diocletian built the residence as his seaside retirement home, where he lived out his last years.

The palace, however, was eventually left in ruins. In the 7th century, citizens of nearby Salona found refuge in the palace walls, escaping the invading Slavs. The new residents altered the palace interior and transformed it into a city within itself. The remains of the palace are merely a frame of what it once was (yet, nonetheless impressive).

Bust of Diocletian in Split, Croatia

The palace basement, where you are standing now, was used for many years as a dumping ground for refuse. Fifty years ago, archaeologists dug through the garbage and started to put together pieces of the past. The well-preserved basement can be explored (with a ticket), but for now continue to the next sight on our Split Self-Guided Walking Tour.

{Read more about the palace in our blog post: Exploring Diocletian’s Palace}

Walking Directions: Walk straight through Diocletian’s Palace Basement, passing the vendors that sell artwork and souvenirs. Ascend the steep staircase and step into the Peristil. Walk to middle of square and turn around to face south toward the Palace Basement stairs you just walked up.


#4 Peristil Split

Main square inside Diocletian's Palace, Peristyle, in Split, Croatia

MAP. A Split, Croatia must-see, the Split Peristil is the center of Diocletian’s Palace. The grand columned square is where loyal subjects would gather to hear Diocletian speak from the Prothyrum balcony. From the square, take in the ancient sights that surround you.

Note: Tickets are required to enter the next two sites on our Split Walking Tour, but they are worth looking at from outside, too. You can buy tickets and visit the sights now or circle back to this point at the end of the walk.

Walking Directions: From the middle of the Peristil, looking south (at the stairs you just climbed from the basement), turn to your left to see the St. Dominus Cathedral and Bell Tower. 


#5 St. Domnius Cathedral and Split Bell Tower

amzing Split Bell Tower Sunset, Croatia

MAP. To your left (east) is the Saint Domnius Cathedral. The structure was originally built as a mausoleum to host the remains of Diocletian after his death. After the Fall of Rome, the building was converted into a church. The main altar now stands where Diocletian’s tomb once was. The ornate bell tower was not added to the church until the 13th century…but it took 300 years to complete.

Pro Tip: Visitors can visit the church interior and bell tower (which provides stunning views over the city of Split and the harbor) for a small fee. Tickets are available from the office across the Peristil from the church entrance. 

Walking Directions: Turn your back to the church entrance and walk toward the narrow passage (to the right of the church ticket office). Walk the length of the passageway to Jupiter’s Temple. 


#6 Jupiter’s Temple

Jupiter's Temple, Split, Croatia

MAP. Down the narrow passageway to the west, opposite the church, is the Temple of Jupiter, which dates to the 4th century. It, too, was converted into a church in the 6th century. The headless sphinx that sits at the entry was one of several Egyptian sphinxes that Diocletian used to decorate the palace (another can be seen under an arch in front of the Dominus Cathedral).

Pro Tip: Visitors can go inside with a ticket.

Walking Directions: Looking up at Jupiter’s Temple from the base of the stairs, turn left to find an extremely narrow lane.  


#7 Let Me Pass Lane (Pusti Me Proc)

Smallest Lane, Split, Croatia

MAP. The narrow lane next to the temple is called, Pusti Me Proc – or Let Me Pass. While many claim that it is the narrowest street in the world, it is definitely the most constricted alleyway in Old Town Split.

Walking Directions: To continue your Palace walking tour, retrace your steps from Let Me Pass Lane back into the Peristil Square and turn right (south). Rather than walking down the steps into the basement, walk up to the Prothyrum balcony overlooking the square. Pause a moment and stand where Diocletian once did, then turn around and walk south into the Vestibul.


#8 The Vestibule (and Split Klapa Singers)

Vestibule, Split, Croatia

MAP. The circular, domed Vestibule marked the entrance into Diocletian’s living quarters. The towering, open-air space has stunning acoustics. A traditional men’s Klapa singing group often performs inside the Vestibule.

Top Tip: Visitors can climb to the top of the Vestibule for fantastic views of the city rooftops and sea. A ticket is required to enter, which can be purchased at the gate, but it is also included with an entry ticket to the Ethnographic Museum. 

Walking Directions: Walk through the Vestibul toward the Etnografski Muzej (Ethnographic Museum). Skirt around the right side of the museum around to the back (but actually the museum entrance) and walk to the palace wall that faces the Split Harbor. Look through the windows to get a glimpse of the Riva and the sea beyond. Continue to your left in a circle around the museum to the stacked red bricks, which once formed the walls of Diocletian’s Dining Room.


#9 Triclinium (Triklinij) – Diocletian’s Dining Room

Inside, Dining Room, Diocletians Palace, Split, Croatia

MAP. The octagonal hall, which served as Diocletian’s dining room, was built at the same time of palace construction, but it was only discovered in the 20th century. The room was likely topped with a dome. Used as a dining room, the connected rooms were where staff prepared the meals.

From the Triclinium, look around the palace remains and the rising Split bell tower. Take note of how individual family residences – many of which are still occupied by locals – were built into the existing palace walls.

Walking Directions: Continue walking north through the Triclinium toward the back of the Cathedral. Exit the area through the metal church gate and turn left (west) to walk back into Peristyle. Walk to the north end of the Peristyle, where the two pedestrian streets intersect.


#10 The Ancient Streets: Cardo and Decumanus

, Diocletians Palace, Split, Croatia

MAP. This intersection marks the center of Diocletian’s Palace.

The original palace plan divided the interior of the palace into four quadrants. The southern, sea-facing portion was Diocletian’s living quarters, while the northern half of the palace was where servants and soldiers lived. 

The palace was segmented by two intersecting streets: Cardo and Decumanus. Cardo (now Dioklecijanova Ulica) is the main north-south street that connects the Bronze Gate to the Golden Gate. Decumanus (now Kresimirova Ulica) runs east-west and forms a direct route between Silver and Iron gates.

Pro Tip: At the intersection is the Split Tourist Information Center; pop into the TI to pick up a free city map.

Walking Directions: Leave the Peristil by turning right (east) onto Kresimirova Ulica just past the TI. Walk on the ancient street along the north side of the St. Domnius Cathedral toward Silver Gate and pause before walking through it.


#11 Silver Gate (Srebrena Vrata)

View after walking through Silver Gate, Split, Croatia

MAP. The eastern Silver Gate was once a decorated entry point into the palace. Part of Split’s original fortifications, there were two sets of doors – an inner and outer gate – that led into the interior of the palace walls. Throughout the centuries, the Silver Gate has been embellished and damaged. In the 1700s, a smaller gate was constructed on the north side of the original gate.

Walking Directions: Exit through the Silver Gate. At the top of the stairs, you will see St. Dominic Church ahead on your right – pop inside if the door is open. Behind the church is the local outdoor Green Market (Stari Pazar). Enter the market to the left of the church and circle through clockwise (returning to the same spot you are now standing outside the Silver Gate). 


#12 Green Market Split

Weights and Balances scale at Green Market in Split, Croatia

MAP. The Split Green Market buzzes with shoppers in the morning. Take a walk through the market stalls, which are piled high with colorful in-season produce. Many of the vendors are farmers from rural areas. Note the old-style weight-and-balance scales they use to determine prices (although locals openly haggle, tourists will be quoted higher prices).

A Kind Man sells lavender products outside Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia

Pro Tip: Looking for local souvenirs? We love the lavender gifts at the market (our favorite vendor is Ante, a nice man who sells affordable gifts alongside his wife).

After touring the market, come back to the same spot outside the Silver Gate and take a look at the well-preserved eastern wall of Diocletian’s Palace.

Walking Directions: Re-enter the palace using the smaller passageway to the right of the main gate and walk straight ahead to Nepotova Ulica. If you have time and an interest in art, consider visiting the gallery of Croatian Artist Emanual Vidovic. Now turn right (north) and walk up the lane. At the WC sign (pay toilets), turn to your left and go through the tunnel onto Papaliceva Street. Read the informational plaque as you pass Marulic Palace (you will view his statue later) and walk to Split City Museum (Muzej Grada Splita), which will be on your right.


#13 Split City Museum

Entrance to the Split City Museum, Croatia

MAP. The Split City Museum is housed in the Papalic Palace, which was built for the noble Papalic family in the 15th century. The museum details the history of Diocletian and the city of Split from the origins to more recent times. There is a fee to enter, but visitors can step into the courtyard entrance for a look around the stylish entryway.

Walking Directions: Exit the museum courtyard and turn right (west), continuing your walk down the street. At Dioklecijanova (the first intersection), pause and look to your left at the beautiful arched passageway over the street. Turn right (north) onto Dioklecijanova – the main north-south street through the palace – and walk to the Golden Gate.


#14 Golden Gate (Zlatna Vrata)

Golden Gate, Split, Croatia-2

MAP. The Golden Gate is the most extravagant gate of the palace. Once the main entrance to the palace (for those arriving from the emperor’s hometown of Salona), the Golden Gate was heavily fortified and decorated. The vast inner courtyard of the gate was built as a last line of defense against invaders.

Walking Directions: Walk through the gate to the large statue of Gregory of Nin.


#15 Gregory of Nin Statue (Grgur Ninski)

Statue Of Gregory Nin, Split, Croatia

MAP. The giant bronze statue outside the Golden Gate resembles a wild wizard, but is actually dedicated to Gregory of Nin (Bishop of Nin). In the 10th century, the bishop implemented the use of the local language at mass, rather than the standard Latin. His actions made him a local hero and he is still celebrated today.

Pro Tip: It is said that rubbing his big toe brings good luck, so go ahead and give it a polish!

To the west of the Grgur Ninski Statue are ruins of an ancient church. The Bell Tower of the Holy Arnir Chapel and the glass encased Church of St. Euphemia are all that remain after a bombing in 1944 during World War II. Behind the statue is the quaint Strossmayera Park, a lush green space with a fountain at the center.

Walking Directions: Re-enter the palace through the Golden Gate. Take your first right through the passageway, which makes a sharp right turn, ending at the staircase to the Church of St. Martin.


#16 St. Martin’s Church Split

Stairs that lead to the St. Martin’s Church Split, Croatia

MAP. Utilizing the space that was once a guardhouse, the St. Martin’s Church is one of the oldest (and likely the smallest) church in the Split Old Town. The narrow church is accessed via a steep staircase and the interior is sparsely decorated, although the altar screen dates to the 11th century. Dominican nuns from the adjacent monastery care for the church and there is a small fee to enter.

Walking Directions: From the church steps, continue your walk west on Majstora Jurja Ulica, passing a long row of cafes and bars. The ones to your right are built right into the palace walls, like Teak Caffe (which has preserved many historical features). When the street ends in a T at the wall, turn left (south) onto Rodrigina Ulica. Follow the street to the end (by Uje Winebar) and do a quick left-then-right onto Bajamontijeva. Walk south toward the high arches overhead; at the intersection, turn right to the Iron Gate.


#17 Iron Gate (Zeljezna Vrata)

Iron Gate Clock, Split, Croatia

MAP. Marking the western entrance to the palace, the Iron Gate leads into People’s Square. Originally, the gate was used as an entrance for the palace military. However, as the city of Split expanded to the west of the palace, the defensive gate was used for a variety of purposes, even as a courthouse and small marketplace. A church was built in the walls above the gate (much like St. Martin’s Church), along with a bell tower (which you will get a better look at later).

Walking Directions: Pass through the Iron Gate into People’s Square. Turn right (north) and take a few steps then look down the length of the spacious square.


#18 People’s Square (Narodni Trg)

Peoples Square, Split, Croatia

MAP. People’s Square, also called Pjaca (pronounced piazza), has been a central square since the town of Split began to expand beyond the palace walls. At first, the square was home to many of the people living outside the walls who serviced the palace, but in the 14th and 15th centuries, city government buildings (like the Old Town Hall) and palaces were built around the square. Today, cafes and restaurants ring the Pjaca.

Walking Directions: We come back to this square in a little bit, so for now exit the square to the north on Bosanka. Look for Zidovski Prolaz on your right. Turn right down the narrow passageway and walk to the Split Synagogue.


#19 Split Synagogue

Street to the Split, Croatia Synagogue

MAP. Although Split has never had a particularly large Jewish population, there have been Jews living in Split for centuries. The Split Synagogue dates to the 16th century, which makes it one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. The synagogue was built on the second story of two ancient adjoining Medieval houses. The area around the synagogue was once called the Jewish Ghetto.

Walking Directions: Retrace your steps back to Bosanska, turn right and continue walking north. Consider stopping at the classic Tradicija Bakery – the oldest bakery in the Old Town – for something sweet. Walk north to Kruziceva (which you will see on your left just before leaving the palace walls). Turn left onto the atmospheric street and walk past Villa Spiza (one of our recommended restaurants in Split) and Charlie’s Backpacker Bar. At Sanctuary Bar (which is one of our favorite Split Craft Beer Bars!), veer to the right and continue walking in the same direction to where the street widens. Here, step into the space to the left and look behind you at the green doors of the Split Mosque.  


#20 Split Mosque (Medzlis Islamske Zajednice)

Entrance to the Split, Croatia Mosque

MAP. Occupying a former monastery, the mosque in Split is a place of prayer for the city’s small Islamic community. The unassuming Mosque and Islamic Center has been open since 1990 and welcome’s interested visitors.

Walking Directions: With your back to the green Mosque doors, continue walking west into the small square. The stone balcony on the right is part of the Geremia Palace; straight ahead is the small Church of the Holy Spirit. Turn left onto Domaldova and walk to the end of the street, where you will veer left-then-right back into the opposite end of People’s Square.


#21 People’s Square or Piazza (Narodni Trg or Pjaca)

Walking in People’s Square, Split, Croatia

MAP. Take a few steps into the square. At the far end – where you entered before through the Iron Gate – look above the gate at the rising bell tower (Zvonik Ispod Ure). Notice the Medieval 24-hour clock on the tower.

Walking Directions: Continue walking south – in the same direction on the route you used to enter the square – and exit the square on Subiceva. Walk the length of the street to where it ends in Fruit Square.


#22 Fruit Square (Vocni Trg)

Fruit Square Buildings, Split, Croatia

MAP. The name – Fruit Square – is actually a moniker due to the space once being used as a produce market. Upon entering Fruit Square from Subiceva, the first building you see is the imposing Venetian Tower (Mletacka Kula). The defensive 5-sided tower was built in the 15th century and was once part of a larger castle that was destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars.

View of Fruit Square, Split, Croatia

To your left is the statue of Marko Marulic, a revered 15th century Croatian philosopher, poet and intellectual. Behind Marulic’s statue is the 17th century Milesi Family Palace, which features a beautiful Baroque façade.

Walking Directions: Facing the front of the statue, turn left, walk the length of the square and exit on Dobric Ulica. Veer to the left where the path splits and walk toward the vibrant and colorful Jaman Art Center gallery (which features the work of a local Split artist). Turn right around the corner of the gallery and walk to the end of the street. Turn left on Zadarska Ulica and walk to the large square. Walk through the square past the organic food store to the arched passageway on the far side. Walk through the arch to Marmontova Street. Turn right and begin walking north along Marmontova.


#23 Marmontova

Marmontova Street, Split, Croatia

MAP. The pedestrian promenade, Marmontova, is the city’s shopping street that connects the Riva to the National Theater. Lined with lampposts, the street features streets performers, boutique shops and designer brands.

The wide, white walkway is a favorite place for locals to stroll on sunny days in Split. Consider popping into Aura Family Distillery for some Croatian Brandy tasting. We can personally vouch for their quality products; we loved visiting their main location on our Istrian Day Tour!

Walking Directions: As you walk north, there are many sights to see, beginning with the old city spa (it will be on your right and is recognizable by the carved sculptures on the side of the building).


#24 The Spa of Split

Exterior of the The Spa of Split, Croatia

MAP. The Art Nouveau Sumporne Toplice Split Building, which features the busts of several topless women, was constructed in 1903 over natural Sulphur springs. The mineral waters were used to treat rheumatic ailments. Today, there is still a medical facility on the premises, but it is no longer used as a public bath house.

Pro Tip: The odorous, yet healing, Sulphur water that flows through Split (yes, that is what you are smelling on the Riva!) is thought to be what prompted Diocletian, a sufferer of rheumatic disease, to build his palace on the site.

Walking Directions: Continue walking north on Marmontova. Just north of the Split Spa is the Fish Market.


#25 Fish Market (Peskarija or Ribarnica)

Fresh Fish, Split, Croatia

MAP. Located on the Adriatic Sea, it is not surprising that Split has a thriving fish market. The small but boisterous market has operated on the site for more than 100 years. In the morning, there is an indoor and outdoor market – with a wide selection of fresh caught fish and seafood on offer.

Pro Tip: While the pungent fish odor would normally attract flies, they apparently don’t like the rotten egg scent of Sulphur water.

Walking Directions: Continue walking north on Marmontova Street to the Funnel Fountain.


#26 Funnel Fountain (Pirja Fountain)

The Funnel Fountain, Split, Croatia

MAP. This modern art Funnel Fountain was installed in 1998. Water is intermittently sprayed from the hand high on the wall and is supposed to splash into the funnel…sometimes it misses and splashes passersby instead.

Pro Tip: The fountain’s spout is formed in a semi-profane hand gesture, the Figa sign, which is made by pushing the thumb between the index and middle fingers. It is used in a snarky way when denying someone’s request – but it is usually done in humor. 

Walking Directions: Continue walking north to the National Theater.


#27 Croatian National Theater In Split

National Theater, Split, Croatia

MAP. Dating to 1893, the stunning yellow Split Croatian National Theater is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The theater hosts about 300 performances a year, including ballet, opera and plays (tickets are affordable, too!). Although the theater was ravaged by fire in 1970, it was renovated and re-opened in 1980.

Walking Directions: Facing the theater, turn to your right (north) and look at the Monastery and Church of Our Lady of Health.


#28 Our Lady of Health Church (Gospa od Zdravlja)

Exterior view of the Our Lady of Health Church, Split, Croatia

MAP. The white, columned Church of Our Lady of Health was built in 1936 featuring a Modernist style. While the exterior is relatively unadorned, the interior features a colorful and modern fresco filling an entire wall.

Walking Directions: Facing the yellow Croatia National Theater, walk ahead into the tunneled passageway to the right of the theater. Pass through and follow the curve to the right. The first shop on your right is Luka Ice Cream and Cakes. (We highly recommend getting an ice cream cone at Luka – it’s the best in Split!) Then, with your back to Luka, walk past the small raised Imperium Caesar park (which is home to many stray kittens) and turn left onto Ujeviceva Poljana (which takes you around the back of the theater). The street quickly opens into a small square; veer slightly to the left and continue walking south on Matosica Ulica. The pedestrian lane is lined with boutique shops and restaurants and ends in a parking lot; once in the parking lot, take your first left through the arch into Republic Square.


#29 Republic Square (Trg Republike)

Colors of Republic Square, Split, Croatia

MAP. The dazzling neo-Renaissance Republic Square – often called Prokurative – was built in the middle of the 19th century. The grand square of contrasting colors features opulent arches and was designed in likeness to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. The three-sided square opens on the south to the Split harbor and the Adriatic Sea beyond. Fronting Republic Square is the Vodoskok (water fountain), which marks the western end of the Split Riva.

Walking Directions: Walk to the water fountain and turn left (east) to look down the length of the pedestrian walkway, The Riva.


#30 The Split Riva

Riva, Split, Croatia after a rain shower

MAP. The waterfront promenade is the buzzing center of the Split’s cafe culture. It’s a place to see and be seen and is popular with visitors and locals alike. The outdoor cafes that line the street are ideal for a morning coffee or an afternoon glass of Croatian wine. People stroll up and down the Riva in a steady flow, while families, couples and weary travelers rest on the numerous benches and just take it all in.

This marks the end of our Split Self-Guided Walking Tour. Below you will find our Split Walking Tour Route map and tips on what to do in Split after your tour.

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Split Walking Tour Map

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After Your Split, Croatia Walking Tour

Street Artist, Split, Croatia

Need more ideas of what to see in Split, Croatia in one day? After completing our free walking tour of Split, use our tips below continue your sightseeing adventure!

Pro Tip: For longer stays in the city, use our 3-Day Split Itinerary to help plan your trip.


Coffee On The Split Riva

Cafes on the Riva in Split, Croatia

Croatians are crazy about coffee! After finishing our Split city tour, give your feet a rest and sit down for a coffee at one of the waterfront cafes on the Riva.

Pro Tip: It doesn’t have to be coffee! Part of the Croatian café culture is that patrons all order what they want…when they want. It is not uncommon to see a group of people gathered around one table, all drinking something different – coffee, beer, wine, juice or soda.


Stroll the Split Marina to Sustipan Park

View of marina and Split from Sustipan Park, Split, Croatia

Even if you have just one day in Split, you can extend your walking tour of Split Old Town to the west and the Split Marina. From the fountain, pass by the Matejustka fisherman’s port (which is an excellent spot for Split city views; visitors can also grab a cold beer to-go from the Little Beer shop and drink it on the small peninsula). Continue along the “West Riva” to the Split Marina and on to the elevated Sustipan Park on the cliffs over the sea.

Pro Tip: Visitors who are full of energy can continue walking on the coastline, which leads to some of the Best Beaches in Split.


Wander through Varos District up to Marjan Hill Split

View of Split, Croatia from Marjan Hill Hike

From the Riva fountain, visitors can also begin their ascent to Marjan Hill. The lane to the right of the St. Frane Church (which is nice to pop into for a quick visit), leads through the hillside Varos neighborhood up to Marjan Hill and more stellar Split viewpoints.

Pro Tip: For the best hiking routes, use our Guide to Marjan Hill


Indulge in Croatian Food and Drink

The meals, Villa Spiza, Split. Croatia

Getting a taste of traditional Croatian food is a must while visiting Split! From savory meat pastries to slow-cooked octopus, the cuisine is hearty and delicious. 

Use our guide to the Best Split Restaurants for our top recommendations on what and where to eat! 

Pro Tip: Thirsty travelers should try the local libations, as well! Locally produced wine and Croatian Craft Beer are our top picks. 


More Split Tours

Visiting Split, Croatia and Diocletian's Palace

While our Split Free Tour is the perfect way to start your city exploration, some travelers prefer a guided introduction to the city.

In addition to guided Split, Croatia Walking Tours, there are numerous themed walks, too. For example, visitors can join a Split guided tour that features traditional food, local wine or Game of Thrones filming locations.

Pro Tip: Before booking any tour, we highly recommend reading fellow traveler reviews – which is why we like using Viator to book walking tours and excursions in Split.


Guided Split Walking Tour

Get a guided introduction to the City of Split and Diocletian’s Palace on an incredibly affordable and highly rated 1.5-hour tour. The English-speaking guide highlights top sights and attractions. It’s highly touted as one of the best tours in Split, Croatia with a guide. Book it here!


Split Food Tour

Local meat and cheese platter with homegrown tomatoes in Split, Croatia

There are a few different food tours in Split, Croatia that offer a fun taste of the city!

A fun Food Walking Tour Split, participants of the small group tour get to taste-test their way through the city, indulging in delicacies while learning the city’s history. Sign up here!

Alternatively, join a local guide on a culinary tour through both Split Markets to gather items for a traditional meal – and then work with a local chef to create a feast! Find out more!

Pro Tip: Visitors can also create their own Split Food Walking Tour using our guide to the Best Restaurants in Split!


Split Wine Tour

Glass of white wine in Apartment Herc in Split, Croatia

On a Split, Croatia wine tour, learn about the history of Split on a walking tour – and then end the tour with a 50-minute Split wine tasting. Get the details!

Pro Tip: Looking for a Split Beer Tour? Join a guide on a city walking tour of Split and then sample local brews fresh from the source! Reserve your space!


Game of Thrones Walking Tour Split

Several sites in Split were used as filming locations for the popular Game of Thrones television series. Fans of the show can join a highly rated Split GOT Tour. On the Split Game of Thrones Walking Tour, participants see multiple filming locations and learn insider filming location secrets. Book the Game of Thrones Tour here!


Split Bike Tour

Not up for walking in Split? No worries – see the best of Split on two wheels! Join a guided 3-hour small-group bike tour in Split to see the city and the surroundings. Reserve your spot!


Rickshaw Tours Split

We outlined the Best Free Walking Tour Split Old Town – but there is so much more to see in the city! If your feet are feeling tired, hop in a rickshaw and let a local tour guide take you to some of the best spots in the city. Visitors can ride a pedaled rickshaw or an eco electric cart


Split Private Tour

While group tours can be fun, it’s often more interesting to join a private walking tour. Visitors who want a private tour of Split can hire a guide for a personalized guided walking tour – like this one!


Split Day Trips

Split Croatia Island Hopping

Day trips are a great way to see more of the Dalmatian region as well as neighboring Bosnia Herzegovina. We are highlighting a few of the top day trips from Split. You can find our complete list of the best tours in Split in our blog post: 17 Day Trips from Split.


Krka Waterfalls Tour

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Krka National Park is marked by incredibly beautiful waterfalls and is an excellent day trip destination from Split. Get the details!


Plitvice Lakes Tour

Looking down at Plitvice Lakes boardwalk in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most famous park in Croatia. Although the lakes are quite a distance from Split, it is possible to visit on a day trip. Find out more!


Blue Lagoon Tour

The Blue Lagoon boat tour – which includes snorkeling, sun and fun – is a top Split tour in the summertime. Reserve your spot!


Blue Cave Tour

Neon blue water in Blue Cave in Croatia

Full day tours to the Blue Cave – and multiple other stops – from Split are one of the best day trips at sea. Learn more here!


Cetina River Tours

The sea isn’t the only place to have fun on the water near Split…the Cetina River in nearby Omis offers thrilling adventures – like white water rafting! Save your spot!


Bosnia Day Trips from Split

The Stari Most Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visitors who want to cross the border into Bosnia should aim for Mostar – it’s a beautiful destination and the locals are friendly!


Pro Tip: Want a local to help you plan your tours and day trip excursions? Iva and Emanuel at Adiona Travel offer exceptional service! (Be sure to tell them we say hello!)


More Croatia Destination Information

Visiting other Croatia cities? Croatia is one of our favorite countries in the world – and we are bursting with tips to share about visiting! We share all of our top advice in our guide to planning the best Croatia vacation.

Travelers can also use our 3-Day Split Itinerary for our top picks of the must do things in Split, Croatia. Whether you are planning to visit Split in one day or are staying for a full week, you can use the tips that we share to help plan your perfect trip.

As you make your travel plans, be sure to stay organized with a travel planner – like our Trip Planning Printables!

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Walking Tours in Croatia Top Destinations

Like Split, many Croatia destinations are best explored on foot. Use our self-guided free walking tours for top destinations.


The Best Things To Do in the Best Places in Croatia

We share heaps of information for things to do in other Croatian destinations, as well! Use our guides to help plan your trip.

Find all our detailed articles on our Croatia Travel Guides page.


Start planning your trip to Croatia! Search for the lowest airfares, the best accommodations and fun things to do…then start packing!  Want more travel planning tips? Head over to our Travel Planning page for more information and tips on traveling – and for country-specific information, take a look at our Travel Guides page!


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