With the dollar so strong, more Americans will be looking at a vacation in Europe this summer, as European travel is now a lot more affordable with the exchange rate.
And there is one more reason to consider Central Dalmatia, as the Price of Travel’s annual 3-Star Europe price index has been recently released. Taking in 56 tourism cities in Europe, using the criteria below, Split was named in the top 10 cheapest tourism cities in Europe. Here is what they had to say:
For this 2015 edition we added Split, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Bergen, Norway; Salzburg, Austria; and Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. A few of these cities are fantastic bargains, especially now, so they deserve serious consideration of anyone planning a Europe trip in 2015.
Costs for each city (based on two sharing a room/taxi)
One night in the cheapest 3-star hotel available with a desirable central location and mostly positive reviews. Hotel prices are per person based on double occupancy, so the full nightly rate is double what is listed for each city here.
Two 3-kilometer taxi rides per day (one ride paid per person)
One cultural attraction, such as a popular museum, per day
Three meals per day using the top end of the range of our “budget meals” for each city
Three beers (or wine) each day as an “entertainment fund.” Non-drinkers might have dessert and coffee or attend a
local music performance instead, so this is a general benchmark that should be proportional for each city.
Split came in at 419 kuna or US$62 a day.
Here’s what they had to say about Split:
While Dubrovnik is the focus of most Croatia itineraries, the city of Split is just as impressive in most ways, and it’s also far cheaper and easier to reach. Better still, Split is a living city where locals fill up most restaurants and bars, making it feel far more authentic and less touristy. Hotels here can be bargains by European standards and the islands nearby are also well priced by comparison.
To learn more about Split as a destination, click here.