Split – Where Market Day Is Every Day

Croatia, Split , Green Market, City Morning
Green Market in Split Croatia

A Visit to Split Market in Croatia

Our guide on what to see, what time of the day to visit, what can you buy and what else is close to the market.

Split Market – where market day is every day! A visit to the ‘green market’ in Split Croatia is highly recommended for everyone.

We just love fresh daily green markets with locally grown and in-season fruit and vegetables. We also love the banter from the store owners with the locals.

Split ‘green market’ is an open-air market compared to our other favourite markets La Boqueria in Barcelona and Chatuchak in Bangkok which are indoor markets.

(Editor Update 2020)

Split Croatia Map

Where is the Split market? Check out the location marked Green Market – Pazar.

Opening Time for Split Green Market

The market is open daily from 6.30 am to late in the evening, but the best fruit and vegetables can be found earlier in the day rather than later.

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Colourful summer flowers

As we were there in early July there was an abundance of fresh summer fruits and flowers.  The smells were heavenly and the atmosphere electric with locals and tourists haggling over their produce buys for the day. Cruise ships use Split as a port so ensure you get to the market early.


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Fresh fruit and vegetables

The market is located close to the entrance gates of the Diocletian Palace  Split fronting the harbour and close to the Bus Station.   The market is very much the supplier to the local Croatian community and you will find that the local supermarket will be devoid of fresh product and certainly more expensive for the convenience purchase.

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Watermelon anyone?

The products are fresh daily, typically the local producers will set up stall early in the morning and soon after lunchtime the market becomes quiet and empty, although the market will remain open for the opportunity buyer and seller servicing the many cruise ships. The product choices are the same, we soon found that we had a favourite stall vendor. Much of the products are sold by weight and you can simply choose the products and the vendor will sell according to the total weight giving you a total in local Croatian currency Kuna. Many times the stall vendor will with a smile add a few other products for you to sample and tempt for the next daily purchase.

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Jane buying fruit and vegetables from our favourite vendor

Croatia, Split , Green Market, City Morning

Freshness and variety of the Green Market

We would typically spend between US$ 5-10  per day on fresh fruit and vegetables, varying our choice as per our weekly menu and by the choices supplied to us by the stall owners. Each day became an adventure in walking home with our bags filled to the brim and later enjoying the preparation for our meals, savoured over local wine and beer.

The Split market is also a great source for local products especially for meat, cheese and local delicatessen products.

When you visit be sure to take along your own Eco-friendly bags,  be adventurous,  look, feel and smell the products.

Some of the vendors sell clothes, hats, bags and of course local souvenirs.

Other Things To Do in Split Croatia

A Walking Tour of Split takes you for a 75-minute walk around the town and inside the city walls as you explore Split’s 1700 years of history. If you would like an evening walking tour click here for the latest information.

You can even take a culinary tour with wine in the town of Kastela Click here for more details.

If you enjoy wine there is a wine tasting tour available that includes the experience of tasting traditional Dalmatian cuisine.  Click here for more details.

For Games of Thrones fans, you can experience a 2-hour tour of the locations in Split that were used in the filming.  Click here for more details.

For a Sunset Cruise from Split click here for the latest availability and prices.

A day trip is available from Split to visit the surrounding 5 islands. Click here for further information.

There are many things to do in Split from sailing to visiting the Plitvice Lakes.

Where To Stay in Split

There are many options to stay in Split Old Town or outside the walls.

Here are some of our recommendations:

Apartments Gajeta (rated 9): Domilijina 2 Split Centre

Split Market




Radisson Blu Resort (rated 8.3): Put Trstenika 19 Split


Split Market




Jupiter Luxury Hotel (rated 8): Grabovceva Sirina 1 Split

Split Market




Further Options of  Where to stay in Split:





Airbnb Split

Airbnb Split has a lot of accommodation options for you.



Best Restaurants in Split Croatia

How to choose the best Split Restaurant? We researched Tripadvisor and have come up with the top 5 best restaurants in Split Croatia for you to choose from.

Portofino – Grgura Ninskag Poljana 7 Split

Articok: Bana Josipa Jelacka 19 Split

Villa Spiza: Kruzhiceva 3 Split

Sexy Cow: Zrinjska-Frankopanska 6, Split

To Je Tako: Ulica Kraj Svetog Ivana 5, Split

For more Split restaurant options click below:

Split where market day is every day




Getting In

There are many scheduled train services from Zagreb the Split. Click here.

If you are booking several train journeys you may want to consider the Eurail Pass.

Click here for details on Bus Croatia to assist you in planning your travels.

For the latest airfare deals to Split click here.

For car rental deals click here.

For bus schedules and ticket prices click here.

Travel Insurance

We always recommend that you take out travel insurance.  The best time to take out travel insurance is when you start paying for tours, flights or accommodation.  You are covered for cancellation for health reasons from that date.  Our tip is don’t leave it to the day before you travel and always read the policy conditions carefully.

If you are based in Australia click here for travel insurance details.

If you are based outside of Australia click here for travel insurance details.

Do You Need A Visa


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Split where market day is every day


Further Reading:

If you are travelling to Dubrovnik we have written a Mini Guide

Split Wiki is a great resource for the history of Split and the importance of the Diocletian Palace, Split.



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  • Anda says:

    What a coincidence, we both wrote about Split this week. I can’t remember visiting the ‘green market’ in Split. We were there a couple of years ago, in early May. It was kind of cold outside, so maybe they didn’t have the market every day. I love fresh produce markets like this. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to cook when we travel, so I don’t have much interest in visiting the market.

  • Lisa says:

    I feel in the mood for summer after reading your post, and seeing your photos. I didn’t make it to Split when I was last in Croatia but would love to return. The Green market looks like somewhere I’d buy my fruits and vegetables from, and reminds me of the produce we have in Sicily during summer. I’d like to try some of their restaurants too!

  • The market day seems to be really fun. I love fresh and organic produce. I would love to stroll in the market for hours in Split. I like how you recommended other things to do too. I am surely going to take the walking tour to know more about the history of the Croatian gem.

  • amar singh says:

    I have not visited Croatia in the whole and look to visit it this summer . Looking at the markets in Split adds it to my list for sure. Love the fresh produce and market stalls. It also helps the locals and gives back to the community rather then large retail chains we normally use. Nice to know there is a few of these dotted in split . Thanks for sharing and I will visit one of these surely on my visit.

  • O I love the fresh fruits and vegetables in the market. This scene from Split reminds me of the big vegetable markets in India where we get fresh stalk everyday. I would also love to take a walking tour of split.

    • Hi Sinjana
      I love markets too as you can see. The only markets I have been to in India are in Kerala. Thank you for your comments.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Paula says:

    I love exploring markets and grocery stores in foreign countries to see everything they have there. Sometimes it is fun to see all the exotic produce they have that I have never seen before. I imaging Croatian market is not too different other European countries. Hopefully I can see myself soon, I would love to visit this beautiful country.

  • Yukti Agrawal says:

    I love to see local markets of any place and this market tour in Split is really worth doing. I can feel the freshness of farm fresh vegetables and fruits. And those summer flowers are awesome. Thanks for sharing all great details about what other things to do in Split. Sunset cruise is high on my priority list.

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