When you only get a small amount of time each year to get away, it can be difficult to decide between destinations. It’s that eternal fear: the fear of missing out. Who knows what you might miss if you choose one place over another?
This is a problem lots of people have when they visit Croatia. An underrated gem on the Adriatic, Croatia offers so much: beautiful sandy beaches, delicious cuisine, impressive culture and history, and lots more besides. But where should you visit in your limited time: Split, or Dubrovnik?
Is Split Worth Visiting?
Split is an excellent place to visit if you want to explore the Dalmatian Coast. With its mixture of medieval and Venetian architecture, it’s a city that has something for everyone. Its unique, fascinating history mean that UNESCO made part of Split a World Heritage site in 1979.
Plus, there are some excellent day trips that you can take from Split, such as a trip to the Krka National Park or Hvar Island.
Is Dubrovnik Worth Visiting?
If you want to visit a city that feels like it’s stepped straight out of a fairytale, Dubrovnik is the place for you. With its imposing walls and baroque architecture, it’s easy to see why this city became known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
An excellent choice for a Croatian city break with its well-preserved medieval walls and stunningly clear waters, it’s easy to see why Dubrovnik is such a popular destination. Plus, with plenty of bars and restaurants, you’ll never be short of things to do there.
Which Is Better? Split or Dubrovnik?
So, which is the better destination to visit: Split or Dubrovnik? It honestly depends on what you’re looking for in a holiday.
If you want plenty of activities to keep you busy, then Split is probably the better choice. That’s because it’s the largest coastal city in Croatia and is second only in size to Zagreb. So, whether you’re looking for fine dining, exciting nightlife, or just places to go and people to see, Split comes out on top.
If you want history, both make a good destination—while neither is particularly known for its museums, both have beautiful architecture and nearby historical sites for you to enjoy. Split first grew as a city around Diocletian’s Palace, dating back to the 4th century AD, and features perhaps the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world. Dubrovnik, however, has a beautiful Old Town, ancient walls, and palaces and cathedrals of its own.
If you want stunning coastal scenery, well, both are on the coast! In that case, it might come down to personal preference. If you’re looking for a more secluded getaway, Dubrovnik is probably the better choice; if you’re after a livelier atmosphere, Split is where you’ll want to be.
Why Choose? Cruise with Zantium Instead…
Cruising is your answer. Instead of wasting time driving or flying to another destination once you’ve already arrived on holiday, sail there in style instead with Zantium.
Zantium are a group of experienced cruise travel professionals with a single goal: to provide you with the best possible experience cruising the Croatian Coast. We know the coastline like the back of our hand, and we can help you make the most of your time in Croatia. With our expertise, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable cruise holiday. The best thing is, you can take in all of what Croatia has to offer on your week-long trip. Our itineraries feature both Split and Dubrovnik, as well as myriad minor islands that dot the coastline and are well worth a visit.
Where Do Cruise Ships Dock in Split/Croatia?
Take our Adriatic Discovery A Dubrovnik cruise. Starting the week with an evening in Split, you take in the Old Town, the Palace, and served a Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. From there your boat cruises from Split to take in in Stari Grad, Vis, Korčula, Mljet and Slano on the way, your cruise wends its way along the coast to Dubrovnik. As a cruise ship port Dubrovnik is as good as it gets: it offers beautiful views of the Old Town as you approach and as you dock.
So, if you’re looking for an amazing Croatian holiday, why not choose a cruise with Zantium? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Croatia is waiting for you…