September in Split - Yes or No

On the simple question is September in Split Croatia  suitable month for vacation , the answer is even simpler, you can't definitely be wrong.

What makes Split different in September? One of the main benefits of this month is that the summer madness is over. Instead of the daily hustle and bustle of August, the city’s streets, ferry port, restaurants, get more livable atmosphere.

This month is considered a "shoulder season" like May and June when you will have all tourist conveniences but no crowds.

From meteorologic point of view, September is still considered a summer month. Average high temperature in September is 25.1 °C (77.2 °F). September has average seven rainy days and Split and central Dalmatian islands boast 247 sunshine hours in September.

Pros and Cons of September in Split

If you decide for holidays in Split in this month, there are much more pros than cons factors.


  • September offers still a lot of sunny days ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
  • September is especially in the second half, characterized by decreasing of tourist crowds. (schools in European countries open usually from September 10th to 15th)
  • The usual crowd in Split's ferry port is only the past. Particularly in September, car ferry and fast catamarans are still running on high season sailing schedule.
  • September is still excellent for all outdoor activities.
  • All museums and galleries are still open in September in Split.
  • For those planning to travel from Split to Dubrovnik, Krilo catamaran company and Jadrolinija, keep all schedules still effective. In this month it’s still possible to plan, island hopping between Vis, Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet islands.
  • In September, the hotels and private accommodation owners are preparing to reduce their prices up to 30%.

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  • If you are looking for interesting events that take place in Split, I must say, September events are limited on only several. The most interesting are:

Split Film Festival - International Festival of New Film 2017 from Sep 9 to Sep 16 2017. It highly promotes Croatian film but also gives strong regard to international feature and short film, paying attention to directors who explore the aesthetic potential of film.

The International Festival of New Film (Split Film Festival) is the oldest international film media manifestation of the Republic of Croatia. It was instituted in Split in 1996. Find more info on website - Split Film Festival .

Change of Diocletian's guards - It's still possible to attend in September in Split, the changing of the guard that takes place every day at noon.

During the change of the guard appears emperor Diocletian himself alongside six of his soldiers, welcoming the people holding a commemorative speech. inviting the guests to his palace.

If you are in Split, do not miss the ceremonial change of Diocletian's guard, as one of unique cultural events.

Strossmayer's Garden or Dardin

Some cultural events continue in September in Split as a part of summer events. Among them like 'Urban Culture'  started in June 23 and will end on September 10th.

It's a performance of urban music and culture, from pop and hip-hop to jazz and other genres. This event takes place daily in Strossmayer's Garden ( Park Josipa Jurja Strossmayera ) or as the locals call it Dardin. For more info visit this website or Facebook page

Strossmayer's Garden or Dardan is located between two bastions, the rest of Venetian fortification, north of Diocletian's palace near its main entrance - Golden Gate. Find it on the map !

Food and wine events

In September in Split there are several events that promote local wines and culinary specialties.

VinoLike - from June 1 to  September 30 the connoisseurs of wine can take place in some top range wine tasting this summer.

From week to week, local wine producers will get the chance to promote their wines to the public across various city venues and restaurants. Each week one winery will become the main focal point and it’s a great way to meet all passionate lovers for a good wine drop. Their motto is ‘wine is life' !

To have all information on various venues or restaurants of wine tasting during September in Split, visit website or Facebook page! 

Oil Tasting in Split

Oil tasting  - From August 10 to September 30 every day at 11 am, within the walls of the Diocletian's palace you can taste all the flavors of olive oil.

A trained guide will teach you the difference between the traditional and modern way of making olive oil, and how to recognize high-quality olive oil by tasting three varieties of olive oil.

For 45 minutes of tasting the price is 99 Kuna. For more information please visit this website or make a reservation at +385 (0)95 200 8009 or send an e-mail at

From Solin's Pot  -  On September 2, 2017 in nearby Split village, Solin will take place a gastronomic happening 'From Solin's Pot' where locals compete in preparing dishes based on local flour ground at a local watermill – the mlinica.

Dishes include home-made pasta in meat sauces, breads and cakes. To find all info about this happening and how to get there - visit Solin town website!

The Salsa and Šalša Festival  -  On Sunday September 3,  2017 in the coastal town of Kaštel Štafilic, take place a touch of hot passionate salsa dancing, combined with spicy salsa sauce, (šalša in Croatian) that is the personification of every Mediterranean cuisine.

Lively Cuban dance rhythm will accompany contestants who will compete in preparing original meals made of salsa tomato sauce, so make sure you join the locals and their guests for this wonderful event. Visit their website for more info!

Sport events in September in Split

Laser Standard World Championships

The World Championship in sailing 2017 - Split will host from 12 to 30 September 2017 one of the most prestigious championships in the sailing world -  Laser Standard World Championships.

Under the organization of the Sailing Club Mornar, the championship will gather the most famous world sailors, conquerors of the Olympic medals, world and European champions who will compete in the class of Laser Standard in the competition of Seniors and Veterans. Visit this Facebook page for more useful info!

Marduja Regatta - 80 years old traditional sailing regatta, with 300 boats participating will take place between Split harbor and small Mrdulja island, located between Solta and Brac island.

The Regatta is traditionally organized by the Labud Sailing Club. This small island is also a turntable at the entrance to Split Gate, on the sailboat line Split - Mrduja - Split. For more info, please visit Labud Sailing Club

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