Split has been a favourite tourist spot for many European and American visitors. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the situation has been dramatically changed over the last year.
I decided to take a walk around the town on May 26, 2021, to check the town's atmosphere and if the visitors are back.
Split in May 2021
While walking through the Diocletian's Palace, I could hear foreign languages, meaning visitors are back in Split! That's really a piece of great news for all those who are planning to make the trip this season.
Although the number of visitors is still low compared to May 2019, it's clear that tourist activity is increasing every day.
For tourists who like more individualistic explorations, this situation is not bad at all; you will be able to experience the town of St. Dominus in a more intimate fashion these days.
On the other hand, those who are looking for a party and more crowded events may have to wait for a month or so, when we hope the pandemic will cease completely.
What to do in Split in 2021
If you decide to arrive in May or June, there will probably be no great crowded events. This period is perfect for those who prefer more intimate exploration. You will be able to enjoy walking on Riva and visiting the Split Peristyle without the crowds.
On the other hand, if you want to attend events with an increased number of people, then think about visiting in July and August. The biggest event in Split, Ultra Europe Festival, will be held on July 9,10, and 11, if not cancelled.
Other events include the Split and Solin summer festival, a manifestations consisting of multiple concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events.
Read our complete Split travel guide.