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Although the second largest city on the Adriatic, it’s easy to find your own space in this sun-drenched place of ancient wonder...
The largest city on Croatia’s coast, Split is a tourist magnet served by its own airport, Airport Split (SPU). For travellers heading to Split, car hire is an excellent option that allows them to explore the city's sights as well as to head out to the countryside.
Inside Split, the People's Square became the main meeting area of the city in the 14th century and contains a Romanesque clock. Within the old palace you'll find the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, which displays the work of this celebrated Croatian artist.
A major highlight is Split's Diocletian Palace. Built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, most of the building is in ruins, but tourists can still explore its features, which include the Peristyle – a square with red pillars – and Jupiter's Temple, which contains a statue created by Ivan Mestrovic. The Cathedral of St Domnius, meanwhile, features a display of treasure.
There is plenty of choice for cheap car hire at Split Airport, with numerous providers based at the main terminal. Big brands Argus, Auto Europe, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are all available as well as some smaller companies. Book online in advance to get the best price.
Bag yourself a bargain on Split car rental by wisely booking in advance. You can collect your pre-booked vehicle on arrival at the airport or wait until you’re settled into your accommodation and pick up from a downtown location.
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If you rent a car, Split becomes easy to explore. But take full advantage of Split car rental and seek out other Croatian delights...
Having access to car hire in Split means you'll be able to venture out to some of the islands off the coast via a ferry or boat. The Brijuni Islands were once the residence of President Tito of Yugoslavia and are host to the Ulysses Theatre. Ciovo Island, meanwhile, boasts a few villages and several large areas of wilderness, while Brac offers plenty of beaches and numerous opportunities for scuba diving. Solta is around an hour from Split by ferry and has a relaxed café culture.
The town of Trogir is easily accessible from Split and features a cathedral, excellent restaurants and cafés, all housed on a single island. Also near Split is Solin, which was the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian and today contains historical ruins, including city wall remnants. Heading out to the Makarska coast affords travellers access to picturesque fishing villages and coastal views.
Just outside of Split, towards Solin, you’ll find the intersection of the major road networks that can take you in any direction to see the rest of Croatia. Trogir lies to the west, Makarska and vast beaches lie to the south-east, while inland you can explore the stunning countryside around Sinj.
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