Why I made a website about Split Croatia? The first reason is that I was born in Split, and the second one is my passion for traveling.
When looking for information about Split Croatia, it is important to highlight that it is a second largest city after Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It is also a capital of Dalmatia region, which includes Northern, Central and Southern districts.
According to the latest census, conducted in 2011, the Split has 178,192 inhabitants. Geographic coordinates of Split are Latitude: 43°30′32″ N, Longitude: 16°26′20″ E.
If you still can not find it, here is a useful Croatia’s map that will help you find Split town’s position. In case you need more information, just Ask me a question! If you have been in my hometown before than TELL me your story!
Useful Tourist Information About Split Croatia
Whenever you are making traveling plan to visit this town, it is always worth being prepared.
Besides some vital information like ‘getting from the airport to your hotel’ or ‘which ferry connects Split with Hvar island’, sometimes at the first glance, insignificant information like ‘the electric current in Croatia’ or ‘how to say please and thank you in local language‘, could be of great benefit for your holidays.
Do you find important to know – what is the local time in Croatia? Local time in Croatia is part of the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1): when it is noon in Split, it is 12:00 in Berlin, 11:00 in London, 06:00 in New York, 14:00 in Moscow, and 21:00 in Sydney.
The electric current in Croatia is 220volts/50 HZ AC. Wall outlets take plugs with two rounded prongs. If you plan to use U.S. electrical appliances you will need to bring a converter/adapter.
Important Phone Numbers in Split
- International call for Croatia: +385
- Call prefix for Split: 021
- National Protection and Rescue: 112
- Police: 92 or 192
- Firefighters: 93
- Emergency assistance: 94
- International information: 902 or 11802
- General information: 981 or 18981
- HAK (roadside assistance) 1987
- Exact time: 95
- Peristyle, the Church of St. Joseph. tel: 021 / 345-606
- Guide services in the Tourist Information Center, Peristyle 1, GSM 098 / 361-936
- International information: 902
- University Hospital, Firule,
Spinciceva 1 Tel. 021 / 556-111
- Hospital Krizine, Soltanska 1
Tel. 021 / 557-111
- Address: Gunduliceva 52
Tel. 021 / 348-074
- Lucac district, Pupacica 4
Tel. 021 / 533-188, 542-363
National Holidays in Croatia
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- January 6 – Epiphany
- March 31 – Easter
- April 1 – Easter Monday
- May 1 – International Worker’s Day
- June 7 – Corpus Christi
- June 22 – Resistance Day
- August 5 – Homeland Thanksgiving Day
- August 15 – Feast of the Assumption
- October 8 – Independence Day
- November 1 – All Saint’s Day
- December 25 – Christmas
- December 26 – Saint Stephan’s Day
More Facts About Croatia
Since Croatia has become a new member of the European Union on July 1st, 2013, the Croatian visa policy has become fully compliant with the European Union visa policy.
Citizens of the US, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Croatia.
Here you can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries.
Bellow I have listed some consulate representatives of foreign countries, with their addresses and phone number, in case you need any kind of help.
Split Consulate Representatives
- Consulate of Netherlands
Mazuranicevo setaliste 1
- Consulate of Sweden
Drziceva 8 Tel. 021/338-234
- The British Consulate
Obala hrvatskog nar. preporoda 10/III Tel. 021/346-007
- Slovenia Consulate Mazuranicevo setaliste 1
Tel/ Fax. 021/389-224
- Italian Consulate
Obala hrvatskog nar. preporoda 10/III Tel. 021/348-155
- Consulate of Germany
Svaciceva 4 Tel. 021/409-347
- Consulate of Switzerland
Strozanacka 20, 21312 Podstrana Tel. (0)21 42 04 22
- Consulate of Austria
Klaiceva poljana br.1 Tel. 021/322-535
Tipping – Generally, Croatian people are not too much concerned about tipping, but visitors are expected to leave 5-10% for waiters. It’s a courtesy, and if you didn’t like the service don’t feel bad about not leaving a tip!
Roads and driving – When behind the wheel drivers must always have their driving license and green card with them. Maximum blood alcohol level for drivers over 24 years old is 0.05 mils. The speed limit in urban areas is 50 km, 80 km/ on secondary roads and 130 km on highways.
Water – Drinking water in Split is considered of the best quality and absolutely safe for drinking.
Public toilets in Split – You never know when you will need one! Split has several public toilets most of which are clean and in very good condition. They are located on King Tomislav Street, at the Matejuska bay area, close to the Riva. In Nepotova Street there is one for the disabled. Prices are around 4 kuna (0.50 Euros).
Customs – Since Croatia has entered in EU on July 1, 2013, there are not longer custom limits. I recommend you to follow info at Croatian tax administration website.
About Split Croatia Self laundry service:
- MODRULJ Self-Service Laundrette
Sperun 1 Tel. +385 (0)21 315 888 Mob. +385 (0)98 931 6400
- BE CLEAN, Kralja Zvonimira 103 Mob. +385 (0)99 68 98 951
About Split Croatia Radio Taxi service:
You can call at any time, day and night. Tel. 970, 021/475-343, 021/475-248, 021/473-737. It is possible to order a taxi from Radio Taxi (tel: 970). Alternatively, there are taxi lined outside the train station, in front of the Pazar (open-air market) and at the far end of the Riva (seafront promenade) in front of Hotel Bellevue. More about taxi travel in Split!