Split in May

Here is Why You Should Visit Split in May

Are you planning a May escape? At this time of the year, Split offers a plethora of opportunities to relax on the beach or to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture and history.

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What can you expect in Split at the beginning of May

May is the perfect time to explore Split, with its beautiful weather. So, get ready to experience all that this lively destination has to offer, and don't forget to pack your bags!Traveling by plane

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Well, if you have decided to visit this beautiful city located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea during this period - you have made the right choice.

Enjoying the restaurant

Enjoying the restaurant

Mediterranean cuisine

Why do the people of Split love May

The celebration of the Day of the City of Split called Sudamja is celebrated on May 7th every year - a day when all the locals take to the streets with their families and friends to celebrate their city and its patron saint - St. Domnius.

Saint Domnius CathedralSaint Domnius Cathedral

The life and legacy of this beloved saint are commemorated in various ways throughout the day.

The morning procession is the main event of the celebration, featuring the statue of St. Domnius parading through the streets of this amazing city, accompanied by lively music and dancing. It's a festive and joyous occasion that brings the whole city together.

The view from Marjan

What does each child have in their hand that day

The Day of the City of Split is a celebration of the city's rich history and culture. It is a day when the people of Split come together to celebrate their city and its achievements. One of the most unique and fascinating traditions of this celebration is the "drvena klepetusa" or wooden rattle.

Drvena klepetusa

Drvena klepetusa

The wooden clapper is a traditional instrument made from two pieces of wood that are clapped together to create a loud noise. Drvena klepetusa

Drvena klepetusa

It is believed that this tradition dates back to ancient times when the sound of the wooden clapper was used to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck.

Swimming in the Adriatic Sea

Swimming in the Adriatic Sea

In modern times, the wooden clapper has become an integral part of traditional festivals and celebrations, such as the Day of the City of Split. During these events, the wooden clapper is played by locals to create a festive atmosphere and to add to the cultural significance of the celebrations.

Roman soldiers

Roman soldiers


Enjoying the beautiful view

It is frequently featured in local artwork and memorabilia, serving as a testament to the area's rich history and traditions. This remarkable artifact continues to remind people of the importance of preserving and cherishing the customs and heritage of the Dalmatian region in Croatia.

Why is Split special in May

As a tourist visiting Split during the Day of the City, you will have the opportunity to experience this fascinating city's rich history and culture.


Distance displays

The celebrations are not limited to the Day of the City itself but extend throughout the month of May.

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During this time, numerous events, exhibitions, and concerts occur in Split. You can explore the city's ancient ruins, museums, and galleries, or simply soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the celebrations.

Mistral Beach Club on Znjan beach

The view from Marjan

The view from Marjan

Split, the charming Croatian city on the Adriatic coast, is a veritable treasure trove of attractions that will satisfy the curious traveler.Relaxation with refreshing drinks The friendly staff of Gooshter Beach Club

Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or someone who simply wants to bask in the sun, Split has something to offer.

A walk illuminated by the sun

A walk illuminated by the sunBeachBeach

What you need to visit

Prepare to be transported back in time when you visit Diocletian's Palace, a grand palace that once served as the regal residence of Roman Emperor Diocletian.

Diocletian’s Palace from the sky

Admire the palace's impressive ancient architecture and discover a wealth of historical relics within its walls.

Beautiful Adriatic Sea

Beautiful Adriatic Sea

Diocletian's Palace, an iconic fortress-like structure, is a must-see attraction in Split and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides a fascinating insight into the city's remarkable cultural legacy.A walk through the city center of Split

A walk through the city center

For a breathtaking view of the city, head to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, a stunning ancient cathedral with a towering bell tower that offers panoramic views of the city.

The Riva Promenade, a bustling waterfront stretch that is dotted with cafes, restaurants, and bars overlooking the sea, is a great spot to people-watch and soak up the Mediterranean vibe.Dalmatian ambience

Dalmatian ambience

If you're looking for a dose of nature, Marjan Hill, a scenic natural park that offers stunning vistas of the city and the surrounding islands, is an ideal spot for hiking or cycling.

Another must-visit site is the Mestrovic Gallery, a museum dedicated to the works of the renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. For beach lovers, Kasjuni Beach is the place to be.



In summary, Split is a city that has it all - from ancient history to natural beauty, from sun-soaked beaches to lively nightlife.

With its wealth of attractions and stunning vistas, this beautiful city is a destination that will enchant and delight visitors.

Day of the city of Split

Day of the city of Split

Where is the best place to stay

Picture this - awakening to the mellifluous sound of the sea, basking in the golden warmth of the Mediterranean sun shining through the windows of your villa while sipping your coffee and taking in the breathtaking views of the Adriatic coastline.

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To fulfill this wish, we bring you the best villas in the Split area. Feel free to take a look! In case you are looking for something else we have many more villas in different destinations. Check out our luxury villas in Croatia and all our Croatian Villas.

Relaxing in the living room

May is the perfect time to visit this lovely city. The weather is warm and sunny, but the crowds are not as large as they are during the peak summer season.

Indoor jacuzzi to enjoyIndoor jacuzzi to enjoy

This means you can explore the city at your own pace, without having to fight through crowds of tourists. Additionally, the prices for accommodation and activities are generally lower in May than they are during the summer months.Bedrom villa


See you in the beautiful city of Split! Have you packed your bags yet?

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