Split in Summer

When you decide to visit Split in summer I’m sure you’ll need some useful suggestions that only one who was born there can reveal you to make your easy and trouble-free planning.

Keep in mind that summer period in Split covers three months. In general summer starts from end of June and finishes by half of September. In between, July and August are considered the high season.

These two months are the peak tourist season not only in Split, but also in whole coastal Croatia. But be careful when choosing this period, especially from mid-July to mid August.

I do not want you to be discouraged from coming to Split in summer, but following some do’s and don’ts won’t harm you, but it can save headaches and frustration. Just, take my word for it

What's the weather in Split in summer?

The weather is warm or even better to say too hot. In August it’s muggy and sticky and if doesn’t start to blow, ‘Maestral’ the pleasant summer wind, it becomes unbearable. The only salvation is a nice cold beer or a nice ice cream.

Jokes apart, but the hotties period of the day, is from 10 AM to 15 PM. In case you happen to be in Split harbor (perhaps waiting for a ferry for some of islands), schedule your ferry for late afternoon or evening one and take five minutes walk to Bacvice sandy beach for a sea refreshment. (don’t miss a glass of cold white wine)

Split Bacvice most popular beach

If you don’t know how to reach this popular city beach, just follow the below map, starting from Split harbor!

If you really want to enjoy your stay in Split, than period from late June to the first ten days of July, is the best choice. You won’t give up anything, neither the beautiful weather nor the warm sea.

The average day temperature is 27 ° C (80 ° F), night time temperature is rather enjoyable around 19 ° C (66,2 ° F) and average monthly sunshine hours are 307 with average 9 rainy days.

June is the month of transition between low and high season. Basically everything is ready for the upcoming summer season without the usual frenetic Split’s harbor traffic, like in July and August. German and Italian tourists have not yet arrived. Prices are still affordable as hotels haven’t yet raised their prices for the peak summer season.

Split in summer tips

  • Don’t travel to Split and Dalmatia islands in these months without booking your accommodation much more in advance.
  • No matter how you are arriving in Split, by air, bus or by ferry, make all bookings in advance.
  • Do bring cash with you. Credit cards are better and they are accepted everywhere.
  • Beaches in Split are not sandy (except my favorite Bacvice beach), bring with you a kind of reef sandals.
  • When in July and August sun-hat, sun glasses and sun cream are a must have.
Jadrolinija ferry company

Split Summer Events

Split National Theatre

Split summer festival is a theater, dance and music festival that is held, every year, from mid July to mid August. The festival started more than fifty years ago. Find out more!

Festival events are held in the Croatian National Theater, in the historic squares of the city and in other venues around. Concerts, marionette theater shows, opera, modern dance shows and ballet shows take place during the festival’s days.

Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

Diocletian Days

If you are interested in the town’s historical background and want to participate in a cultural event that is unique for the region, you can visit Split during the famous Days of Diocletian.These day will return inhabitants and their guests more than 1700 years ago.

From the mid of August Roman army will march through the streets of Split. The program for 2019 can be found at this website.This event brings to mind the time when famous Roman emperor Diocletian walked the city. Roman legions will align on the city streets and squares, the emperor Diocletian in carriage followed by the legions will pass from the Promenade (Riva) to the Peristyle.

Diocletian days in Split

Ultra split festival

Split Poljud football stadium

Since 2013 Split Ultra Europe festival has been taking place in Split Croatia. It’s a multi-venue outdoor electronic music festival that is a part of Ultra Music Festival’s worldwide expansion. The madness continues even in 2019 with three nights of dancing from dusk until dawn at Ultra Europe Split’s Poljud Stadium. This festival comes to READ MORE