If you decide to visit Split in May, you won't regret. Even in May this ancient city with a young soul where the past and present are so harmoniously intertwined, will provide you with a unique experience.
Perhaps only, one weekend is enough to carry Split in your heart for a lifetime. Split is delightful in May. The awakening of nature is visible everywhere. All roads lead to Split's waterfront.
Don't miss Split Riva promenade, a seafront to match the most glamorous locations in Europe. May in Split is the most enjoyable, just on the waterfront beneath the palm trees of the Riva.
If you prefer to live like a Roman, cafes along the Riva seafront or at Peristyle square are the right place for a drink or cup of coffee in an ambience that has hardly changed in 17 centuries.
And Split abounds in beauty! Beautiful women, beautiful places, playful atmosphere, all you can definitely feel in May.
Split is pretty quiet during this period but still its Mediterranean vibrancy is visible in the old city center. May is the month that announces the coming summer season , but still far from the tourist invasion.
The city is already prepared to receive the first visitors, the hotels are open, ferry schedule has been prepared by Jadrolinija, the beaches are ready to receive the first swimming fans.
It is not quite a beach weather as the water is still rather cool but the sun is already warm to begin your summer tan. The average temperature in May is 22.5°C (72.5°F) with 273 sunshine hours.
If you are visiting Split Croatia in this period and you want to open your swimming season than Bacvice sandy beach with its shallow water will be more convenient as it warms faster than other Split's beaches.
In Split in May, accommodation prices are notably lower than in high season. As an example, suppose you want to rent one apartment for two people.
For an apartment situated in a quiet residential neighborhood adjacent to the Old Town, historical center of the city, as an ideal location for everybody who wants to enjoy the city's landmarks in May, the price for 7 days will be € 389.80.
For this apartment which is only 15 to 20 minutes walk from the ferry port, 10 minutes walk from the Marjan or just 20 minute walk from the nearest beach, in August will cost you € 691. The difference of € 301, isn't to be underestimated.
Another example concerns, the four-star Hotel Radisson Blue Resort is 2.5 km from the center of Split. For a period of three nights in Split in May for a double you will pay € 477 while in July it costs € 753. The difference is 276 euros. The difference is evident for those who want to save.
Centuries-old traditional feast of St. Duje or 'fjera St. Duje', will be celebrated this year on May 7. It is dedicated to St. Dujam, Salona bishop, who lived in the time of Emperor Diocletian when he was executed. Sveti Dujam is the patron saint of Split city.
St. Domnius Day will be as usually rich and full of content. From the religious and sports events to concert of brass band , exhibitions, free movie projections and theater shows.
On St. Domnius Day the traditional program will start with the procession and the mass in the morning (09.00 AM), bingo in the afternoon, concert and on the fish market the feasting with fish food and drinks.
The celebration will end with a concert at Riva promenade to celebrate the City Day on May 7 from 21.00 to midnight, and it will end with a beautiful 5 minutes fireworks.
International Flower Fair is held in Split in May ate the basement halls of Diocletian's Palace filled with flowers during this festival. Florists compete for the most beautiful and artistic displays and the cool, damp atmosphere of the basement halls keeps the flowers fresh. More information .