The cruise port of Split

Docking in the cruise port of Split

The cruise port of Split, your starting point for great excursions

The port of Split is primarily an important ferry port with connections to the Croatian islands Brac, Hvar and Solta. There are also connections to Ancona in Italy. Smaller cruise ships can dock at the cruise and ferry terminal, within walking distance of the historic center and the main highlights.

Depending on the traffic in port and the size of your cruise ship, you can also anchor in the bay. You come ashore by tender boat. The tender boat station is even closer to the old town than the cruise terminal.

cruise port guide

Cruise to Split

During a cruise vacation to Croatia, Split is sometimes on the program. This ancient city is beautifully located along the Eastern Mediterranean and offers some great excursion possibilities. Cruises to Split are worthwile!

Split cruise terminal

The port of Split is busy because of cruise ships and ferries. Most of the activity revolves around the cruise and ferry terminal.

Split cruise facts

Language in Split
The language in Split is Croatian, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Split
The currency in Split is Kuna. You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Split
Opening times differ a lot around Croatia, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday
  • from 8.00h - 19.00h
  • Saturday from 9.00h - 14.00h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Split

Cathedral of Saint Domnius
A beautiful cathedral in Romanesque style taht dates from the 3rd century. It's the main symbol of the city

Statue of Gregory of Nin
Statue of Gregory, bishop of Nin. It was made by Ivan Meštrović

Diocletian's Palace
Palace from the year 293. Today it's a central meeting place in the city

Archaeological museum
The Archaeological Museum in Split is from the year 1820. It's the oldest museum in Croatia and contains a large collection of the prehistoric and Roman period

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Getting around in Split

In Split you can easily reach and visit everything on foot. Whether you dock in port or you come ashore by tender boat, you are never more than 500 meters away from the city center where everything is close together.

If you want to visit Trogir, there are various transportation options including public bus, taxi or a local organized excursion.

Shore excursions around Split

From Split you can make different excursions. First, there is the city itself with its beautiful historic center where you can easily spend a few hours.

A popular excursion outside Split is Trogir. This city about 35 kilometers from Split is the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in Europe.

Other popular excursions go to the Krka National Park or the beautiful wine region.

Weather in Split

Split has a typical Mediterranean climate. Summer is dry and warm with average annual temperature in summer between 27°C and 30°C. Winter can be cold and snowy with average annual temperature between 0°C and 6°C. 

Organized shore excursions in and around Split

You can discover Split on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Excursions in Trogir

Excursions in Split

Split tourist information

The Tourist Office in Split is situated just outside the city walls, near the historic center. They distribute free city maps.

Cruises to Split

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Split: