The Location

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The apartment is set in the historic Veli-Varos area of central Split, just a short walk from the Riva – which is Split’s lovely cafe-lined waterfront and is the heart of the city. Like a lot of central Split, the area around Studio Loza is pedestrianised, so you won’t be troubled by traffic but it does mean that, however you plan to arrive, a short walk of one or two minutes will be involved. Around the apartment you’ll find the narrow, winding streets of Veli Varos, an area that was originally the home of the artisans who fished the local waters, built the growing city, and farmed the Marjan hill behind the apartment.

Split Airport is at Kastela – less than 30 minutes from the city centre – and is served by several airlines offering direct flights from the UK and other European countries. Croatia Airlines provides a year round service, while in the summer months EasyJet, Germanwings and SAS, among others, offer scheduled and charter flights.

To get into the city from the airport we recommend our local agent’s airport pick-up service where local agent will collect you from the airport and take you straight to the apartment. The service is roughly the same price as a taxi, but with added convenience. Prices can be found on the on-line booking form for the apartment.

An alternative is the quick and easy airport coach service into Split. The current fare is Kn30 (approximately £4.50 or €5) per person, with children under 6 years of age travelling free. The coach terminates at the coach station on the east side of the Riva, Split’s palm tree lined waterfront. From here walk along the waterfront to the west end of the Riva where you will see a large church. This is Sv. Frane (St. Francis), where your ‘Meeter & Greeter’ will rendezvous with you. If you plan to use the coach to return to the airport we recommend that you check with the driver for the times of return journeys.

The No 37 city bus passes by the airport, but we do not recommend it because it is slow, often crowded and only takes passesngers to the city bus station which is a considerable walk from the apartment.

Taxis are available from just outside the airport terminal. Fares to the city are around Kn300. You should ask to be dropped at ‘Svete Frane’, this is St. Francis church at the west end of the Riva, Split’s palm tree lined waterfront, where your ‘Meeter & Greeter’ will rendezvous with you. We can supply the number of a reliable, English speaking taxi driver on request.

Alternatively there are a number of car hire companies operating from Split airport, including all the major brands. Their desks are to be found in two areas – one in the arrivals area just after you clear customs and one just outside the terminal to the right. Pre-booking is a good idea and we recommend Economy Car Rentals for service and value. Due to the narrow streets around Studio Loza direct car access is difficult, but there is both paid and unpaid car parking available within 200m. Please see the ‘Arriving by car’ section for more details.

You can see all the locations mentioned in this section on our special Google Map

Please note that you cannot drive right up to Studio Loza by car but there is both paid and unpaid car parking available within 250m. You can see free and metered parking locations on our special Google Map

please remember that it is a legal requirement in Croatia to keep your car headlights on at all times and remember to drive on the RIGHT.

If you need to hire a car while in Croatia we recommend Economy Car Rentals for service and value.

Directions from Split Airport:

Turn right out of the airport, following the signs to TROGIR (ignore the signs to Split).

After 1km the road splits, bear right towards the highway (E8) and SPLIT. When you reach the next junction turn right towards SPLIT.

Follow the highway towards SPLIT for about 20km. Shortly after a large shopping centre called MERCATOR on your left you will see a highway exit signed SPLIT ‘CENTAR’. Take the exit and keep following the signs to SPLIT ‘CENTAR’. (Don’t worry… the city gets much, much prettier!)

After about 2.5Km you will pass a multi-coloured new development on your right. At the next set of traffic lights (near the Raiffaisen Bank) turn right, signposted ACI MARINA.

Follow this road past the Hayduk football stadium (on your right) and through the tunnel under the Marjan hill.

At the first set of traffic lights after the tunnel continue straight ahead and at the next junction bear left. Follow the road along the water’s edge. You will pass the ACI MARINA (lot of boats) and you will eventually be able to go no further as you reach the beginning of the Riva, which is a big pedestrianized esplanade lined with palm trees.

Just before the Riva you will see a big church on your left. This is Sv. Frane, your meeting point with your ‘Meeter & Greeter’. Park as close as possible. Be aware that parking charges may apply, depending on the time of day.

Directions from Dubrovnik:

As you get close to Split you will pass signs to an industrial area called TTTS, on your right hand side.

About two kilometres past this you will see an exit to Split ‘Centar’ and the ferry (Trajektna Luka) – DO NOT TAKE THIS EXIT.

Instead keep on the freeway until the next exit, again marked SPLIT ‘CENTAR’. You will go under the freeway and then have to bear left.

Continue on this road for 2.5Km (don’t worry the city gets much, much prettier!) until you pass a multi coloured new development on your right. At the next set of traffic lights (near the Raiffaisen Bank) turn right, signposted ACI MARINA.

Follow this road past the Hayduk football stadium (on your right) and through the tunnel under the Marjan hill.

At the first set of traffic lights after the tunnel continue straight ahead and at the next junction bear left. Follow the road along the water’s edge. You will pass the ACI marina (lot of boats) and you will eventually be able to go no further as you reach the beginning of the Riva, which is a big pedestrianized esplanade lined with palm trees.

Just before the Riva you will see a big church on your left. This is Sv. Frane, your meeting point with the ‘Meeter & Greeter’. Park as close as possible. Be aware that parking charges may apply depending on the time of day.

Free Parking

Once you have settled in to the apartment there is alternative parking up the hill behind Studio Loza.

From Sv. Frane, retrace the route you arrived by along the waterfront, past the ACI marina and into the tunnel.

Immediately on exiting the tunnel turn right onto MATOSEVA.

Follow the road for about 400m, then take the first right (NAZOV PRILAZ)

About 200m up this road you will be faced with a no entry sign. Take the road on your right (MARJANSKI PUT)

Follow this road up the hill and keep left at two junctions. At the second you’ll be turning into LISINSKOGA. You’ll eventually start coming downhill again and you should park somewhere near where this road meets NAZOV PRILAZ once more.

To reach Studio Loza walk a little way uphill along NAZOV PRILAZ until you see a small road leading off at an angle to the left towards a big, modern house. Follow this road down past the side of the house. You are now in Palmina and Studio Loza is number 21 – about 200 metres down, on your right hand side.

The ferry port, train station, and coach station are located together a short distance from the east end of the Riva, Split’s waterfront esplanade. Local buses stop near Split’s market, the Pazar, also near the east end.

You can see all the locations mentioned here on our special Google Map

To get to the Studio Loza meeting point from the ferry terminal, train station or inter-city bus station walk north towards the Riva, which is the palm tree lined esplanade in front of Diocletian’s Palace. Then walk along the Riva to the west end where you will see a large church. This is Sv. Frane (St. Francis), where your ‘Meeter & Greeter’ will rendezvous with you. The walk takes around 12-15 minutes from the ferry port, but less from the train and coach stations. From the Pazar simply walk along the Riva to Sv Frane.

Split is the hub for ferries running to the islands of Dalmatia and across to Italy. Jadrolinija runs the bulk of the ferries to and from the islands and also long distance lines to Rijejka, Dubrovnik and Ancona, Italy. Blue Line also runs ferries to and from Ancona, while SNAV services Ancona and Pescara.

Split’s train station is within the ferry terminal and there are regular Croatian Railways services to and from Zagreb.

Coaches from across Croatia (including Zadar, Rijeka, Zagreb, Trogir and Dubrovnik) and from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrive at the inter-city coach station.

Local city buses cover the whole of Split and its outlying districts, as well as routes to beaches. The main bus station is in the commercial centre, with bus numbers 2,3,8,9,10,11,14,15,17 & 18 bringing passengers to the ‘Pazar’ near the east end of the Riva and numbers 12 and 21 serving the western end of the Riva near Sv Frane. Promet, Split’s bus company has information in Croatian on its website and a map of city bus lines can be found here. No city buses from the Pazar or Sv Frane serve the airport directly.

Studio Loza is a 10-15 minute walk from the ACI Marina. Follow the waterfront north towards the city until you reach the Riva, which is the tree lined esplanade in front of the palace. At the near end where you will see a large church. This is Sv. Frane (St. Francis), where your ‘Meeter & Greeter’ will rendezvous with you.
Reception at the ACI Club may be able to organise a taxi for you if you prefer.

See the ACI marina on our special Google Map