Solo Female Travel in Split

Located on the stunning Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, Split is a bustling, coastal city known for its rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. The city, which is the second largest in Croatia, draws visitors worldwide with its well-preserved Roman architecture, especially the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the Roman times. Additionally, the city hosts stunning beaches such as Bacvice and Firule, an exciting nightlife, and delicious Croatian cuisine. Split also offers access to picturesque islands like Hvar and Brac, making it an ideal pit-stop for those exploring the Adriatic Sea. The Riva, a vibrant waterfront promenade lined with restaurants and shops, is another must-see spot that embodies the lively spirit of this captivating Croatian city.

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Safety:Very safe

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.

Transport:Easy

Split is relatively easy to navigate for a solo female traveler. The city has a compact old town that is walkable, and landmarks are well-signposted. English is widely spoken in tourist areas making it easy to ask for directions. However, it can get a bit hilly if you're trying to reach certain tourist spots, and the streets can be a little confusing due to their ancient design.

Things to do:Interesting

Split is abundantly rich with historical sights, natural beauty, and vibrant local culture. From exploring the ancient Diocletian's Palace and various museums, to hiking in Marjan forest park, and relaxing at the stunning local beaches. The food scene is thriving with local markets and diverse restaurants. The city's vibrant night life offers numerous options for solo travelers. However, language can be a minor issue as not everyone speaks English. Secure, welcoming to solo female travelers and with a well-developed tourist infrastructure, it is a destination that offers a variety of experiences.

Food:Above average

The food scene in Split, is a delightful blend of diverse flavors with a strong influence of Mediterranean cuisine. The local market teems with fresh seafood, olive oil, and wine, highlighting the region's plentiful nature. An array of dining options ranges from food stalls selling traditional Croatian food to upscale restaurants serving experimental and fusion dishes. For those with adventurous taste buds, the local cuisine offers excellent variety from seafood dishes, meat delicacies to vegan options. While the food quality is generally high, the culinary offerings may seem somewhat similar after an extended stay. Therefore, while not quite hitting a perfect score, the food in Split is generally varied, tasty, and of good quality.

Budget:Affordable

Split, is relatively budget-friendly for solo female travelers. The cost of living and prices for food, accommodation, and transport are lower compared to major cities in Western Europe. You can find affordable local cuisines and drinks. Hostels are cheap, and even some hotels are reasonably priced. However, keep in mind that prices may rise during the peak tourist season.

Is Split worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 11 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

Split was my first solo trip and could not recommend it enough. Felt safe there, the perfect mix of chilling and things to see and do and Croatia is a beautiful country.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I felt super safe and loved it. The history and scenery was beautiful, lots of day trips you can do like to bosnia or hvar or any of the islands (and not that expensive!). i also did a day trip to omish which was stunning and went zip lining which was inexpensive and the guides were great for support and assistance as i was a bit nervous but is a must do if you go there! lots of ice cream options. i stayed in a hostel (en route) which seemed sketchy from the outside but very much was not and got to meet a lot of cool people as well as it was a 5 minute walking distance from the beach and board walk.

Posted: January 5, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I found Split to be such a disappointment compared to other places I visited in Croatia. It's still a nice place, but all the other places just blew me away with their beauty, while Split significantly fell short of expectations.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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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 at 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 motorcycle. I had a car with me, which made it easy for me to get around between towns. In the evening, I went for a walk around Split, my favourite city in Croatia. Very clean, also full of life. There are quite a lot of cool restaurants and bars, and people were out at night.

Posted: September 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I adored Split. I spent a week there last summer and it was incredible. I highly recommend staying at Marina Riva. I stayed in the Old Town and almost every day I walked to Riva. It's located on the water and there are plenty of restaurants, bars etc.

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

To do: - Climb the Bell Tower - One-day trip to Krka National Park (waterfalls) - Visit a local winery - One-day boat trip to the islands - Visit the Blue Cave on Bisevo - One-day trip to Hvar - Visit the small town of Omiš - Go zip lining - Walk to Diocletian's Palace Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Split is an amazing city. Diocletian's Palace is a living piece of history and an absolutely perfect place to get lost.

Posted: September 20, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Visit the old town - See Diocletian's Palace - Admire the view from the bell tower of Saint Domnius - Go swimming at Kasjuni beach Safety: I always felt safe there Recommendations: Split is a really beautiful city. It is also only about ~30 minutes away 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 - One-day trip to Hvar - Boat trip to the island - Drinks at Bačvice beach - Plitvice Lakes National Park - Old Town Safety: I felt very safe and it was quite easy to move around the area. Recommendations: Split is wonderful, but it is definitely worth taking a one-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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Things to do: - Diocletian's Palace - St. Duje's Cathedral - Bacvice Beach - Mestrovic Gallery - Kasjuni Beach - Temple of Jupiter - Riva Safety: I felt very safe all the time. Recommendations: Split is a charming town that can be visited in one day. It is 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 tips

I lived in Split for 3 years, I absolutely love it! There are plenty of great places to walk around Split (Kozjak, Mosor, Biokovo); Marjan Park is incredible; be sure to take day trips to Trogir, Omiš, Makarska, and the islands. Split is not short on excellent restaurants! My favorite cafes are Kava2, D16 and Cafe Galerija (cafe at 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 restaurants offering refined dishes. Konoba Marul, Villa Spiza, and Duje are excellent places for local culinary experiences. Bokamora, To Je Taco, Stari Plac, Pandora Greenbox are some of my other favorite places. Zeru, Sanctuary Bar, Black Dog, and Tap B are great places for a drink.

Posted: October 26, 2022
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