Fly To Split, Croatia
If you’re searching for cheap flights to Split, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is where you can compare flights to a Croatian city that is still one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets. Our handy online flight search tool will help you find and book the best deals from various airlines. But because we want you to have the best travel experience possible, we’re also throwing in some tips on what to expect when travelling to this part of the world.
With a long history dating back thousands of years, Split lies on the Mediterranean Basin on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Within this city, the ancient Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian is found, along with a picturesque bay and a port. With plenty of islands to explore, it’s often referred to as the gateway to the Adriatic, while it also offers easy access to the Apennine Peninsula.
There is much to see and do here, whatever your age and interests. Book Split flights on Travelstart South Africa and get ready to discover a little slice of the Mediterranean that begs to be explored.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South Africans need a Schengen Visa to enter Croatia for stays of up to 90 days. This can be done at the Croatian Embassy of South Africa in Pretoria. Along with the application form, you will also need a valid SA passport, copy of your ID, one colour photograph; proof of residential address, hotel booking confirmation, travel tickets and various other documents.
- The South African Consulate to Croatia is situated in Zagreb at the following address: Agrokor d.d, Trg D. Petrovica 3, 10000, Zagreb (about four hours from Split). Telephone: +385 1 4894111.
See and do
Attractions abound in Split – especially in terms of culture. Highlights you can enjoy in the city include the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split City Museum, Gallery of Fine Arts, Ivan Meštrović Gallery, Kaštelet-Crikvine chapel, Split Music Festival (held in summer), St Domnius Cathedral, the Old Town, Roman Ruins, Diocletian’s palace and plenty more besides. Then there is the picturesque Dalmatian scenery, and mild Mediterranean climate that both lend themselves to plenty of relaxation.
Shopping options range from quaint fish markets all the way to quirky stores, interesting boutiques, high end malls and just about everything in between. If you’re into soccer, you may want to get some footie gear at the very popular Hajduk Fan Shop. Hajduk is the local team, and this shop is where local supporters kit out in t-shirts and other fan items – great things for soccer fans to take home!
Public transport is readily available, with plenty of ways to get around. Choose from regular taxis, boat taxis, buses, self-drive and flying, depending on your budget and preferences. The bus line is the service that most locals and visitors use, while another public transport cab company called Promet Split has a modern fleet of vehicles, making it something of a luxurious experience to get around.
Split Airport – SPU
Food and beverage: Restaurant Ikar is where you can grab a cup of coffee or something to eat – if you’re travelling in Business Class, there is also a lounge on offer.
Currency Exchange: Splitska Banka offers banking and currency exchange services - it is open from 06h00 – 13h00, and from 14h00 – 21h00.
Lost Luggage: Report lost luggage to the Lost and Found counter at Split Airport, which is open daily from 06h00 to 22h00.
Airport Hotels: Hotels nearby include Kairos Apartments, Vila Stafileo, Apartmenthouse Jerko, Hotel Adria and Villa Rose, with a range of other options also found in town and surrounds.
Car Hire: Rental companies available include Europcar, Sixt, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz and quite a few others.
Airport Hub: Split Airport (code SPU) is a hub for Croatia Airlines (direct flights to London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris among other European cities).