The Days of Diocletian is a traditional three-day event that takes a step back in time to honour the Roman Emperor and his importance in Split history.
If you want to explore Croatia, Split is an unavoidable destination on your itinerary. In addition to its natural beauty and historical importance, this city offers you a complete range of entertainment and cultural-artistic activities to explore and enjoy. Here are 10 of the top things to do in Split.
Sudamja, or fjera of St. Duje, is held on May 7 and is a celebration of St Domnius, patron of the city. There are various celebrations taking place and many people come together to celebrate this historic day. This traditional day is followed by a festival that offers various events, concerts, exhibitions, fairs and raffle on the main promenade for up to two weeks.
Mediterranean Film Festival
Mediterranean Film Festival takes place in Split and is held early June for a week. It is showing films from the Mediterranean region, and there are often regional and Croatian premieres. Most of them are not found in regular cinema distribution.
Picigin World Cup
Picigin is a sport that was conceived in Split on the beach Bacvice. Players stand in shallow water and hit the ball, trying to avoid it falling into the sea. Since 2005, the world championship has chosen the winners by the overall artistic impressions of the team.
Summer Colours of Split
This event, which lasts from June to September, is a collection of events and activities throughout Split. There are street entertainers, classical concerts in the Diocletian cellars, musical performers on the Riva and The Days of Diocletian, which is a celebration in September of Split’s Roman history. There are historical performances, food and wine tasting, parades and much more on offer to transport you back to the days of the Romans.
The Day’s of Radunica
A traditional folk festival that is held in of one of the oldest city districts and takes place during June, The Day’s of Radunica is an event that has been held for more than two decades. During the festival there is an assortment of activities to partake in such as cards tournaments, sports competitions, singing groups, poetry readings, bingo and it all ends with an excellent party, bringing together many Dalmatian specialities.
Split Summer Festival
Split’s Summer Festival is an art festival that started in 1954 and takes place in the old town, with a long tradition of classical performing arts such as opera, plays, ballet, and musical concerts. Throughout the festival, you will also find jazz concerts, film shows, exhibitions, performances and street theatre.
Ultra Europe Festival
A global extravaganza, this electronic music festival is classified as one of the best in the world. You can see the performances of the most famous DJs performing in front of tens of thousands of clubbers from around the world. Three days in mid-July the whole of Split is a disco!
Feast of St. Lawrence
Festival celebrates the patron saint of the town of Stobrec St. Lawrence, on the 10th of August. If you visit it then you can enjoy the concerts that take place, fishing nights with free fish and wine, football and volleyball on the sand, mini swimming marathons, tennis, golf, and a traditional chess tournament.
Split during the summer holds a whole host of events to keep you occupied and entertained, whether you stay for a short while or an action packed villa holiday. Be sure to check out our range of Croatian luxury villas, which are perfect base for exploring the historic city of Split
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