Why go to Split?
Diocletian's Palace, the main attraction in Split, is just a short walk from the cruise terminal
The waterfront areas are usually filled with tourists, so be prepared for crowds
The busy, bustling port of Split expertly mixes Old-World charm with a youthful vibe
Split Cruise Port Facilities?
The area around the port caters well to young travelers, with plenty of cheap and cheerful cafes, exchange bureaus and Internet centers. Head a little up the hill opposite the terminal and you'll find a street market selling beach towels, hats, sunglasses, newspapers and other tourist paraphernalia. But the main action is to your left, in the Old Town and around the palace.
Good to Know?
Be aware that traffic is heavy and drivers have a rather cavalier approach to stopping at crossings. (Don't just step out!)
The waterfront and streets around the palace are often thronged by tourists, so be prepared for crowds.
Taxi fares can vary. Be sure to agree on the rate in advance and check any "extras."
Diocletian's Palace and the Old Town are within easy walking distance of the dock. If you want to venture farther afield, you'll find a well-served taxi stand right outside the passenger terminal and a bus station to your left.
Look right, across the road, and you'll see a tourist information center; there's also a post office and a place to leave luggage. Stroll along the harbor front and you'll see ferries offering trips to Korcula, Hvar and Dubrovnik.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Croatia's currency is the kuna (the name refers to small, weasel-like creatures whose pelts were traded for goods in the distant past). One kuna is made up of 100 lipa. (For the latest exchange rate, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.)
You'll find several ATMs along the Riva promenade, which runs parallel to the port. (You'll find it to your left when you leave the passenger terminal.)
The locals speak Croatian among themselves, but fortunately for tourists, most also speak English. Basic phrases worth knowing include "Dobro jutro/Dobra vecer" ("Good morning/Good evening"), "molim/hvala" ("please/thank you") and "Racun, molim" ("The bill, please").
In an emergency, dial 112 or call 192 for the police, 193 for the fire brigade or 194 for an ambulance.