Cruise to Split !

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Cruise tο Split !

Although Split is often recognised as a transport hub to the seductive nearby islands of Brač, Šolta, Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Lastovo, as well as to the numerous fascinating neighbouring natural and cultural heritage sites and alluring coastal resorts, the city itself, built around the 17-century-old palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, with the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea in the foreground and mountains in the background, is a charming and invigorating place to visit. Split is becoming a major cruise ship destination, with 234 cruise ship visits during the last year carrying 231,934 passengers.

The pedestrianised ancient UNESCO World Heritagelisted city core is easily accessible as the cruise port is located in the heart of Split. Just a few minutes after the ship’s arrival, you can relax in the restaurants and cafes on the beautiful “Riva” waterfront where the city meets the sea. A number of distinctive taverns and restaurants offer local gastronomic specialities such as prosciutto, sheep cheese, fish and stewed lamb or beef as well fine wines from the region of Dalmatia including Prošek, a traditional dessert wine.

The popular Marjan Forest Park, a hill near the city centre, boasts an amazing panoramic view of the Split peninsula and the islands of Brač, Hvar and Šolta. The charismatic shallow sandy Bačvice beach, where it is popular to play “picigin” – a unique and attractive local non-competitive ball game, is located in a bay next to the port. According to a report by the European Environment Agency, alongside Malta and Cyprus, Croatia has the best quality of bathing water on its beaches in Europe. The weather is warm and sunny for much of the year.

Split is full of exciting museums and galleries waiting to be explored, and so is the surrounding region. Among the many highlights that are accessible from Split are the ruins of Salona - the ancient Roman capital of the province of Dalmatia, the historic Fortress of Klis, the UNESCO listed picturesque town of Trogir, the unforgettable experience of rafting on the magnificent Cetina River and the remarkable Krka River National Park.

Port of Split completed the construction of two new cruise berths on the outer side of the breakwater. The berths accommodate cruise ships with a maximum length of 320mtr and 270mtr respectively, with 10.5mtr maximum draught, significantly increasing the capacity to handle large ships and raise the level of service, safety and security for passengers. the total amount of the investment, without the VAT, amounts to €23m.

Must see tourist attractions
  • Old city of Split core with Diocletian’s Palace
  • Marjan Hill - amazing panoramic view of Split and islands
  • Salona - ancient roman city ruins
  • Trogir - picturesque historic small town
  • Krka River National Park with magnificent waterfalls



Port Facts

Maximum ship dimensions for berth
Length: 320mtr
Width: no limit
Draught: 9.5mtr
Available: yes
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Tugs available: yes
Tidal movement/range: 0.3-0.4mtr


Total number of quays: 10
Total length of quays: 1,518mtr
Quay depth: 10.5mtr
Passenger terminals: 1
City centre: 200mtr walking distance
Airport: 20km
Free shuttle service to city: available
Total cruise passengers 2017: 231,934
Total cruise calls 2017: 234
Total cruise lines 2017: 31
Turnaround port? no


Port Contact details

Main Contact
Josko Berket Bakota
Assistant Managing Director
P +385 21 390 222/390 212
F +385 21 390 239
Mailing Address
Lucka Uprava Split
Gat SV. Duje 1
21000 Split


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