7 cheap things to do in Split, Croatia.
Some years ago Croatia was considered the cheapest destination on the Adriatic Sea. Now this dream has quite gone, especially if you visit Dubrovnik, where prices are almost like Venice. But Croatia, and its amazing cities, is surely to be seen. Split is, in my opinion, even more wonderful than Dubrovnik, more alive and less touristic. It offers some good possibilities to enjoy the city and its tradition at very good prices.
So follow me to find out 7 cheap things to do in Split!
7 cheap things to do in Split: Visit the Diocletian’s Palace
Free, open all day, all night, even at 5 a.m. in the morning. Of course is one of the most important Roman monuments in the World, founded by Emperor Diocletian to spend his retirement. So don’t expect to hear only your steps i.e. it is always veeeery crowded. You can add to your visit the Diocletian’s Palace Basements for only 25 kuna (3.31 euro), entrance at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius for free, Bell Tower entrance for only 10 kuna (1.30 euro).
A great way to walk into history for few coins.
Check here the official map provided by the Municipality of Split!
7 cheap things to do in Split: Eat at the only vegan restaurant in Split
Makrovega is a great option for vegetarian and vegan people, and of course also for anybody who wants to try this type of cousin. Probably is the only vegan-vegetarian-macrobiotic restaurant in Split. Food is fresh, nicely prepared and at very good price for being Croatia. We suggest to absolutely try the different soups, tofu salads, juices and the vegetables tempura! There is also a great selection of pastries and tea. Main dishes are from 40 kuna on (5 euro and 30 cents).
7 cheap things to do in Split: Eat good fish in front of the seafront promenade
Buffet Fife ( Trumbićeva obala 11, 21000 Split, +385 21 345 223) is an institution in Split. Huge quantity of food, especially fish, at very competitive prices. It is very touristic of course, but the food will never disappoint you. You will smell the olive oil and Mediterranean spices from far far away. You will love this restaurant, even if you have to wait 20 minutes because you can always stay outside and have a beer. Ah, you probably will sit together with other people, a good way to open your mind and have a conversation! I definitely like this kind of places. Main dishes are from 40 kuna on (5 euro and 30 cents).
7 cheap things to do in Split: Have a night walk at Riva
Riva, the seafront promenade of Split, is much more beautiful then the one in Dubrovnik, I swear. It has been restored some years ago, with marble pavements, and it is full of restaurants, bars and shops. It is very nice since it joins modern architecture with the historical Palace walls, and it could be considered a catwalk since everybody look how you are dressed 😉
While you walk there absolutely don’t miss the occasion of eating the Uštipci or Fritule: small fried dough ball topped with nutella or strawberry sauce!!! For only 15 kuna (2 euro) you will have a huge quantity of Fritule…mhhh
7 cheap things to do in Split: Ovcice beach
One of the most important beach in Split, is composed by small rocks with a clear nice water. With many amenities, shower and bars it offers a great option to enjoy the great Croatian seaside, without spent money to go to the near islands. There is a changing room, shower, cafe bar with a spacious terrace and a few children’s playgrounds available. It is also a perfect place to enjoy summer nightlife.
7 cheap things to do in Split: Have a walk till the top of Mountain Marjan
A natural reserve with different road paths to walk by. The small forest which cover it, many panoramic points and ancient churches are great to spend sometime far away from the masses, breathing good fresh air.
7 cheap things to do in Split: Rent a bike or a scooter.
A satisfying method to visit the closest sights, beaches and mountains is surely by bike or scooter. With rent-a-bicycle-split.com you will have a city bike for 2 hours at only 3 euro! If you are instead looking for a scooter, you can rent a 50cc Kymco at rent-a-scooter-split.com for only 14 euro a day, no hidden cost.