Accommodations in the urban central business and commercial districts of Split can be pricey and limited. Thus, if you plan to buy or rent a house in Split for a permanent residency or short-term stay, a better alternative is to find ideal properties in the surrounding urban towns and settlements such as Omis, Podstrana, Jesenice, Dugi Rat, Solin and Trogir.
Approximately 25 kilometers south east of Split is the municipality of Omis, which is junction of the Cetina River and the Adriatic Sea. This town is especially popular for its historical churches and fortresses such as the Church of St Euphemia, Starigrad Fortress (Fortica), the Mirabella Fortress (Peovica) and Franciscan Monastery of Skalice, among others. Omis is also known for it’s a Capella singing performances during their festivals, which lure both local and international tourists.
If you prefer a fairly pastoral landscape countryside and bucolic way of life that is still adjoining the city, then Podstrana is your ideal place to buy or rent a house or apartment. Podstrana is a municipality that typifies the Mediterranean climate where peach planting has originally been its major trade. Today however, it has become a prevalent tourist lodging zone for its exquisite view of Stobreč and the city of Split.
A little town positioned on the shorelines amid Split and Omis, Jesenice is a calm and comforting place for its splendid beaches and sheltered coves. Aside from its sparkling beaches and a picture perfect perspective of the Brac Island, this place of Onassis, is also admired for its centuries old tradition of drifting wooden sailing ships. With a small population of over 2000 people, Jesenice is comprised by the small villages of Krilo, Orij, and Suhi Potok. In this small town, people practically knew each other and to buy a house in Jesenice is like joining a big family.
Another suburban settlement near Split is Dugi Rat which literally means “long cape”. It is particularly known for its pebbled beach and the “Island of Love”, a large piece of stone protruding in sea. The Dugi Rat Beach is sited on a headland cape enclosed with pine trees that makes it a perfect dappled refuge from the scorching summer heat.
Located along the coast of the Adriatic Sea and the Jadro River, Solin evolved from the ancient city of Salona, which was the former Roman capital of the Dalmatia. Surrounded by the highlands of Kozjak and Mosor, this place has been developed as a major tourist destination for its copious archaeological treasures and unique persona brought by borough parks alongside the Jadro River.
This harbour island town located between continental Croatia and Ciovo island, which is located the in the western part of Split region. In spite of its size, it is a home to many World Heritage Sites especially for its Venetian style design. The city is walled and gated by ancient ramparts to protect its bygone city core. Among the places of interest included the Fortress Kamerlengo, the Duke’s Palace, and Cipiko places, the Garagnin-Fanfogna Palace and Santa Maria de Platea, among many others. In lieu of this, tourism is the main economic activity in Trogir supplemented by sail tourism. This region is one the best places where private apartments and houses that are available for rent located.