Split Airport first opened its doors on 26th November 1966. Within a short few years, the airport exceeded its intended 150,000-passenger capacity. This second busiest gateway to Croatia is 25 kilometres away from Split, nestled between Trogir and Kastela, and facing the Adriatic Sea.
The airport’s gradual and continuous growth and prosperity met a speed bump when political unrest hit the region and peaked in 1991. Through the tumultuous years, Split Airport finally recovered in 2008 when passenger traffic returned to what it used to be. In 2013, the airport saw more than 1.6 million passengers pass through its doors into Croatia.
This one-terminal airport currently serves about 46 airlines, with passengers from over 80 destinations.
There is a non-stop bus service from Riva in Split to the airport terminal. Departure times of this service are available on the Bus Croatia website. Alternatively, Taxis are also available at the bus terminal to take you straight to the airport.
Where to go
Reach Brac Island by flying a domestic flight to Brac Island Airport. The island sports some of the most beautiful beaches in the region, and consequently offers plenty of water sports and activities. Beaches aside, the island has some historical sites to offer visitors as well.
You can also opt to fly to Zadar Airport. Zardar is home to the Sea Organ (Organo Marino), the organ built into the promenade by the sea. On the steps you will be able to enjoy the sea view sitting on the steps, and enjoying the music of the organ at the promenade. There are many other parks, landmarks, and museums you can explore at Zadar.
If you fly out to Osijek, you will be able to see Osijek’s famed SS. Paul and Peter. The architecture alone makes it worth a visit. The interior promises to take your breath away as well. At this domestic destination, you will also find the Archeoloski Muzej, an archaeological museum.
From Split Airport, you can take an international flight out to Paris. Even if you have been to Paris, this city is definitely one worth a second visit. The historical landmarks aside, the shopping, and the food – even the street pastry shops promise to impress you. A city like Paris is a treasure trove even for the most seasoned travellers.
Another destination you can opt for is Vienna, the capital of Austria. The imperial palaces, with their manicured lawns and gardens are worth visiting. Aside from that, you will be spoiled for choice with the 100 over art museums in this city, and not the mention Beethoven’s residences.
The capital of Czech Republic is another treasure trove of historical sites. If you have been to these sites, or are bored of visiting structures, you can go to the Prague Zoo with your family, or if you are more adventurous, you can go for Prague Shooting Trips and learn how to fire some of the most powerful handheld weapons.
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