Is Split Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Split, generally provides a safe environment for travelers, including solo female travelers. Violent crime is rare, though petty theft or pickpocketing in crowded areas may be a concern. The city is well-lit, and locals are often helpful and kind to tourists. Public transportation is reliable and safe to use even at night; nevertheless, basic precautions like awareness of your surroundings should always be practiced.

Safety rating

4.7 /5

Based on 9 experiences

4.5 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Split is generally a safe city to wander around during the night. The city is well-lit with plenty of people around, creating a vibrant yet comforting environment. However, it's always good to be vigilant and stay in the more populated areas as quiet, less busy areas can have a higher risk of petty crime. As with any travel destination, it is sensible not to flaunt valuable possessions and keep important documents and cash secured and out of sight. Avoid isolated areas and stick to the main routes and well-lit streets.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Split, is generally safe, reliable and efficient for solo female travelers. The buses operate regularly connecting all parts of the city and its outskirts. It has been reported to be safe, even during late hours. However, as with any travel, it is important to be aware of your surroundings, watch out for pickpockets and avoid isolated stops, particularly at night.

Street harassment: Low

Split generally has a safe and welcoming environment for solo female travelers. While occasional instances of cat-calling or inappropriate comments can occur, such incidents are not a common part of the experience here. The majority of locals are respectful, and severe incidents are rarely reported.

Petty crimes:Low

Split, is generally safe for solo female travelers. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and purse snatching do occur, especially in crowded areas and on public transport. However, they are not very common and taking general precautions like watching your belongings and not flashing valuables can significantly reduce the risk.

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Split is considered extremely safe to drink because it goes through stringent purification processes and regular checks ensuring its quality and safety. The country, in general, is known for excellent tap water quality, so there's no need to worry or buy bottled water while you're there.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 9 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5

Solo travel experience

I found Split such a disappointment compared to the other places I visited in Croatia. It's still a nice place but the other places all blew my mind with how pretty they were whereas Split was well below expectations.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Kara

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United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I was in split for 3 days and it was amazing, the views, architecture and activities were pure bliss. It was my first solo trip and its given me more confidence in interacting with stranger's. The food was lovely too :) only slight negative is that some of the locals are a bit hostile but if you can ignore that it's great!

Posted: September 18, 2023Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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My first visit to Split was to Kasjuni Beach, which I highly recommend because the water is simply stunning. It's a bit far from the city center and I didn't see many buses, so it's best to opt for a car or a motorcycle. I had a car with me, which made it much easier to get around between the cities. In the evening, I took a stroll in Split, my favorite city in Croatia. Very clean, lively too. There are quite a few nice restaurants and bars, and there were people out at night.

Posted: September 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Split. I spent a week there last summer and it was amazing. I’d highly recommend staying in Riva Harbor. I stayed in Old Town and walked to Riva nearly every day. It’s on the water and there are a ton of restaurants, bars, etc in that area.

Posted: August 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Climb the Bell Tower - Day trip to Krka National Park (waterfalls) - Visit a local winery - Day trip island hopping on a speed boat - Visit the Blue Cave of Bisevo - Day trip to Hvar - Visit small town Omiš - Go ziplining - Walk around the Diocletian's Palace Safety: Felt very safe. Recommendations: Split is an incredible city. Dioclecian's palace is a living piece of history and utterly perfect place to lose yourself.

Posted: September 20, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Explore the old town - See the Diocletian's Palace - Get a view from Saint Domnius Bell Tower - Go for a swim at the Kasjuni beach Safety: I always felt safe there Recommendations: Split is really beautiful city. It’s also only ~30 minutes by car from Krka National Park which I highly recommend.

Posted: September 13, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Krka National Park - Zip-lining in Omiš - Sunset at firule beach - Day trip to Hvar - Island boat trip - Drinks at Bacvice Beach - Plitvice Lakes National Park - The Old Town Safety: I felt very safe and it was pretty easy to get around. Recommendations: Split is great, but make sure to take a day trip to Bol and Hvar.

Posted: September 6, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Diocletian's Palace - Saint Domnius Cathedral - Bacvice Beach - Mestrovic Gallery - Kasjuni Beach - Jupiter's Temple - Riva Safety: I felt very safe all the time. Recommendations: Split is pretty town, but you can walk it around in one day. It’s also a party town.

Posted: August 30, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local experiences

I lived in Split for 3 years, I absolutely adore it! There are tons of great hikes in/near Split (Kozjak, Mosor, Biokovo); Marjan Park is amazing; definitely take day trips to Trogir, Omiš, Makarska, the islands. There is no shortage of excellent restaurants in Split! My favorite cafes are Kava2, D16, and Cafe Galerija (cafe attatched to Galerija Food). Luka Cakes and Ice Cream and Oš Kolač are excellent places for dessert! Bokeria, Zinfandel, Brasserie on 7, Perivoj, Dvor, Artičok, Šug are excellent fine dining restraunts. Konoba Marul, Villa Spiza, and Duje are excellent for very local dining experiences. Bokamora, To Je Taco, Stari Plac, Pandora Greenbox, are some of my other favorites. Zeru, Sanctuary Bar, Black Dog, and Tap B are great places to grab a drink.

Posted: October 26, 2022
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