Campervan hire Split
Dalmatia’s star city mixes the rhythm of youthfulness with beats from an unusual past, tempting visitors with pebble beaches washed by turquoise waters ready to float their boats.
Split is an old city with a young heart and heaps of activities to pump it up. Striking the sweet spot between tradition and novelty, Croatia’s second biggest city and Dalmatia’s first is a revelation. Along its alleyways you’ll discover the joy of missing out on the hassle of daily life and tuning into a calmer, yet joyful pace. As the locals here like to say: Pomalo!. That means ‘hi’ and ‘take it easy’ at the same time. As you greet Split and Split greets you back, shift into a lower gear and curl along its streets to discover an atmospheric Old Town that reverberates murmurs of some hundreds of years ago. As you progress through its streets, adjust your energy levels to enjoy the countless trendy bars, restaurants, and shops thriving at every corner. Slip right into the cosmopolitan vibe that guides you to Split’s Riva, one of the most alluring promenades of the Mediterranean. From there, it’s onwards to secluded beaches that mix salt water scents with poignant pine tree whiffs. Hire a campervan in Split and latch on the blissful and bustling vibe of a city that stays young by taking it easy.
Depot + Transfer
Renting a campervan in Split? Our depot is located on Cesta dr. Franje Tudmana, at 2 minutes from Split Airport (SPU) and 30 minutes from Split’s city centre.
If you’re starting your trip in Split and arriving by plane, we’ll pick you up at Split Airport (SPU) and take you to our depot, where we’ll get you familiar with your campervan. After returning the van to our Split depot, we’ll give you a ride back to the airport. Free of charge during working hours, of course.
Parking in the city
Located at 50 m from the ferry and 200 m from the city centre, Zeljeznička Stanica offers some of the best and safest parking spaces in Split. The parking venue is also connected to the bus and train station, so you’ll be able to get anywhere as fast as you can say ‘split’. If you’re not ready to take money out of your pocket for parking purposes, you can also search for free spaces around the city. However, venture to do so only if you have nerves of steel and plenty of time.
Camping grounds nearby
Split has plenty of camping sites for campervans and RVs, all located conveniently at about a 30-minute drive from the city’s centre. Camping Stobrec is the most known, offering some pretty magnetizing sights and neat facilities. But don’t say no to Camping Galeb or Camping Belvedere either, as these too can accommodate you and your camper for an awesome stay. It’s hard to go wrong with any camping site in Split, so don’t worry too much about which one to choose.
Divided among more foreign powers than you can count on your fingers, Split’s history is curious — to say the least. The peculiar mix of dominations started with the Greek and continued with the Romans, who decisively put their mark on the city’s architecture. So far, no big surprises. Except that later on Venetians, French, Austrians, Italians, Germans, and, of course, Croats, each came to impose their own ways and views on Split. It’s no wonder then that the city has a Split personality.
How lucky for you though, because that means a visit to Split will offer plenty to do and then some. From a spoonful of Dalmatian-flavoured activities to Unesco World heritage sites, a quirky frog museum, summer festivals, and boat trips, you’ll have your plate full. A city of many tricks (and influences, as we’ve established), Split requires a mandatory stroll along the medieval alleyways of its Old Town and a stop at Diocletian’s Palace, one of the world’s most exciting Roman monuments. But Split also insists you satisfy your appetite with delicious figs and leads your steps closer and closer to the sea by lining up olive trees. Grab a floatie to enjoy the Mediterranean blue and, in between dips, grab a chair at a local restaurant. Make sure to order some freshly caught seafood!
Once hire a campervan in Split and see and do all there is (although we doubt you’ll get bored of such a boisterous city too soon), take your van, board a ferry, and venture to the nearby islands of Brac, Hvar, or Vis. The adventure has just begun.
What to discover
In and around the city
An exciting getaway right in the middle of Split, Marjan Hill calls on nature lovers and urban souls alike. With provocative hiking trails and panoramic views that make even the most composed travellers take selfies like mad, Marjan Hill rises above Split and demands attention. Whether you’re into climbing, hiking, jogging, cycling or simply stunning views, this hill puts a smile on your face and an adventure on your itinerary. So get to untangle its hiking tracks and stay atop for a while. Don’t rush. take in the sight of Split, and the harbour and beyond from this oh-so-cool vantage point.
Vocni Trg (Fruit Square)
Although humble in size, Voćni Trg is the best place where to bump into Split’s diversity. Here, locals go about their daily business and stop to enjoy the flavours of the Dalmatian life at quaint cafes, bars, and restaurants. While Voćni Trg can be very telling about present-day Split, its stones also bear witness to times passed. In fact, various famous landmarks are easily reachable from the square, as well as a quick way to access the Riva. If you want to fast-track your understanding of Split, head to Fruit Square first to harvest present and past knowledge.
Play a round of picigin
Split’s traditional sport is a fun waterborne mania. Played in shallow water, picigin has few rules but implies tones of movements meant to keep a ball from getting wet. First played on the beaches of Split around 1980 as a modified (and less rigid) version of water polo, picigin became the norm of beach sports in Croatia. And we bet you’ll love it too, or that you’ll at least have fun discovering some of Split’s best pebble beaches. Get yourself a ball and go for a round of picigin. If you’re lucky enough, you might even get to learn directly from the locals.