Split Weather July Averages, Croatia
What's The Weather Like In Split In July
Say hello to the heart of summer itself - the hot and sunny month of July on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. The average temperature stays steady at 25° Celsius (76° Fahrenheit), with long and bright days.
The lowest recorded for this month is a shy 19° Celsius, while the high average builds up to 30° Celsius. However do expect it to go well over that, especially in the third and fourth week of the month, even in the shade. This is a Mediterranean summer, after all, you're bound to bake a little in the sun. Make sure you pack plenty of SPF protection lotion of at least 30, because the sun will burn if you don't look after your skin - it may be all bright with mild breezes, but it will still do damage if not prevented.
Chances of sunny days stay determined at 74%, with up to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Towards the end of July, just as August creeps up on us, temperatures begin to go a little higher, but the sea breeze keeps the heat under control, rich in oxygen and salt.
There is barely any rainfall, only 28mm on average, with maybe 5 rainy days in the entire month, and an almost meaningless 16% chance of rain. The humidity is reduced, making July the driest month of the year.
The skies are constantly clear, with only 3% chances of cloudy days, and the atmospheric pressure drops to 29.91Hg, lower than in the previous years. The coastal winds are mellow and in tune with the rest of the Mediterranean/Adriatic shoreline - the right time for a vacation in Split.
The water temperature rises to a wonderful 24° Celsius (75° Fahrenheit), thanks to south-western currents moving towards the Croatian coast. Chances of windy days drop to 6%, with wind speeds of up to 10, sometimes 20 knots - absolutely perfect for sailing.
Split Hotels In July
Radisson Blu Resort
As expected, hotel room prices surge throughout July and August. The Radisson Blu Resort offers rooms starting from £169 per night - the gorgeous pool, the bar and the continental breakfast buffet are worth every penny, though.
The Simoni has lovely holiday apartments starting at £209 per night, complete with kitchen areas and picturesque views of Split and its surrounding hills. A room at the prestigious Palaca Judita will go for at least £214, while the Palace Suites try to stay competitive, with gorgeous rooms from £137 per night. Make sure you book in advance, though, as July gets pretty packed.
Design Hostel Goli & Bosi
For a wallet-friendly accommodation, you can always opt in for a modest single or a bunk-bed in one of Split's most popular hostels. Design Hostel Goli&Bosi offer good deals for July, starting from £70 per night, as does the Design Hostel 101 Dalmatinac. Downtown Hostel, situated in the heart of the city and very popular amongst self-respecting backpackers, offers accommodation for just £86 per night.
Panorama Rooms and the superb Hostel Hotspot charge £36-£45 per night, but you definitely have to book in advance, the slots go incredibly fast. If you want a really good deal, then head on to Tchaikovsky Hostel Split's website and book your holiday now for an amazing £19 per night.
Split Beaches For July
All the beaches are now open, fully functional and equipped to cater to all your needs, from showers with drinkable water to changing rooms and beach bars, umbrellas and individual seating.
Bacvice gets insanely busy this time of the year, but fortunately other beautiful spots such as Ovcice, the small but popular Firule, the splendid Trstenik, the Znjan complex, the western but equally attractive Jezinac and Kastelet are all award-winning beaches ready to welcome you.
The more secluded but beautiful Bene beach can also be visited, on the western bank of the Marjan.
Bars And Restaurants
If you want to cook your own food, Split Market is where you need to go for fresh local produce, and the traditional fish market by Marmontova is where you get the famous Croatian seafood.
For a more authentic feel of Split's gastronomy prowess, you must get down to Dominsova, where four venues belonging to Uje (Dalmatian for "oil") will take you on a culinary excursion complete with artisanal olive oil, fine hams, cheese and olives, pasticada stew, delicious tuna steaks and crisp Dalmatian white wine, among many other irresistible delicacies.
Gaga / Tropic / The Ghetto
You can go to one of the many beach parties thrown on Bacvice's sumptuous and smooth sands, or you can hang around the city centre for cheap cocktails at the Gaga, great atmosphere and dancing at the Tropic and even catch some smooth Jazz music at the Ghetto. The options seem endless during the Split summer nights!
Things To Do In Split In July
July is that month when everything goes whilst on holiday in Split. Go on a hiking/trekking expedition along the breathtakingly beautiful Marjan seafront. Take a trip through Split's historical city centre and make sure you visit Diocletian's Palace, its Peristyle and its walking areas sprinkled with ancient ruins. The summertime is perfect for a long walk (and maybe a picnic!) through the Krka National Park, where you can book tours starting from £57.
Ivan Mestrovic Gallery
You must visit the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, home to beautiful art from Croatia's most famous sculptor, and after such an immersion into the local artistic spirit, you most definitely have to attend a wine tasting at the Putalj Winery.
Cathedral of Saint Domnius / Temple of Jupiter
Visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Split's patron saint, as well as the Temple of Jupiter, both exquisite testaments to this area's fascinating cultural and historical heritage. You should make your way towards the Riva Harbour, where you can book tours for just £35, and you most definitely have to try a kayak or canoe tour, as they go for as little as £18. Sightseeing tours are available as well, but it's better if you simply check Split's official website and plan your adventure in advance - there are so many beautiful and unique places to visit!
Split Summer Festival
The Split Summer Festival runs from mid-July until mid-August, and it features an open-air theatre, music and dance performances in multiple key venues, including in and around Diocletian's Palace.
Ultra-Music Festival also comes to Split this time of the year. A popular destination for over a hundred thousand music lovers from all over Europe, Ultra runs through July 15th, 17th and 18th in 2016, and features acts from international giants of electronic music.