Let’s get one thing out of the way, when talking about electric scooters. In the Croatian language, electric scooters are equivalent to children’s three-wheel scooters, and we call them “romobiles”. A scooter motorcycle is called a scooter, whether it is electric or powered by fuel. Not that you will be talking Croatian, but other people will, so make sure there isn’t a misunderstanding when trying to rent one. An electric scooter (E-scooter) is driven while standing up and can be rented one per person, while a scooter is a two-person seater motorcycle.
Now that we are sure you are riding the appropriate vehicle let’s see where it might take you around Split. Electric scooters are, like in most European cities, very popular in Split. They are the perfect way to get around the city not just in its center, but also all around, because some parts of Split were built on a hill and are a chore to reach. If you are visiting Split only for a day or two, this is the best and fastest way to get around town and avoid crowds and traffic. According to the new Croatian law, helmets are required, and you could be fined for not wearing one, so always ask the rental agency to provide you with one. You are obliged to drive in the bicycle lane, unless there isn’t one. Since Split can’t boast many bicycle lanes, you must ride your scooter on the pavement but need to avoid pedestrians. You can drive on the road only if there is no pavement.
The city center is a mosaic of narrow streets paved with cobblestone and surrounded by stone houses. If you expect to see Diocletian’s palace somewhere isolated with a paid ticket entrance, then you have come to the wrong place. Split and its palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century AD are one and the same. The palace walls can be easily spotted if you know what you’re looking for, but otherwise, you won’t even notice where the palace begins, and Split continues. And this is one of the reasons why renting an electric scooter to visit Split is the best option. By renting an e-scooter to visit Split’s city center, you will be able to roam the ancient Roman streets, explore the medieval city corners, climb up the Marjan hill overlooking the city and the islands, and you won’t break a sweat no matter how hot it is!
We would recommend renting the e-scooter for at least 5 hours, which is not only economical, but also logical because you will need at least 5 hours for a quick Split city tour. Of course, you can rent it for an entire day, but make sure you switch the lights on at night.
If you plan to climb Marjan hill with the help of an electric scooter, you will be there in the shortest possible time because there is a road that will take you directly to the top of the hill. From its summit, you will be enchanted by the views of the mountains, city center, city port, and the islands. Marjan hill is 360 degrees of absolute beauty.
If you prefer sitting while exploring, be prepared to walk as well, because unlike with an e-scooter, you won’t be able to enter the city’s historical core with a motorcycle. But once you have walked through the streets of Split, you can hop on your scooter or a moped and drive to the nearest spot on Marjan hill and enjoy the aforementioned views.
You can also visit one of the famous city beaches such as Bacvice, Kasjuni, Znjan, or drive outside the city and visit the towns nearby such as Kastela, Solin, or Omis. You cannot rent scooters and mopeds by the hour since they have a daily rental rate, and their price depends on their engine. No matter the type of vehicle you rent, you will be able to discover more about Split, see more of its charm and share more memories of this Adriatic gem with an ancient soul.