A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Paphos vs. Split for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Paphos or Split?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Paphos or Split, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Paphos or Split?

Paphos

Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, Paphos has many different archaeological sights and it is renowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The town is situated between the coast and the Troodos Mountains and it has grown in recent years as a tourist destination. As such, the local government has made efforts to improve the quality of the tourism infrastructure including investing in hotels, restaurants and transportation. There is also a commercial center to the city as well as a newly built "promenade" that travels from the marina along a long coastal path. This route offers excellent views, especially during the morning or evening hours when the sun is low.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which city is cheaper, Split or Paphos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Paphos is €77, while the average daily cost in Split is €86. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Paphos and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paphos 37
    Split 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paphos 74
    Split 116
Compare Hotels in Paphos and Split

Looking for a hotel in Paphos or Split? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Paphos


Hotels in Split


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Paphos Hotel Prices and Split Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paphos 9.29
    Split 11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paphos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paphos:

  • Transfer Paphos Airport PFO to Limassol: $75
  • Shared transfer from Paphos Town to Paphos Airport PFO: $12
  • Shared transfer from Coral Bay to Paphos Airport PFO: $14
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Paphos Airport to Hotels: $13
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Hotels to Paphos Airport: $13
  • Shared airport transfer Paphos Airport - Paphos Town: $11
  • Shared Transfer from Paphos Airport to Coral Bay: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Paphos or Limassol Hotels to Paphos Airport: $16
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Paphos Airport to Paphos or Limassol Hotels: $16
  • Private Transfer from Paphos to Larnaca Airport LCA in 4 seater Taxi: $151
  • Private Transfer from Paphos Airport to Larnaca in Minivan(Taxi): $218
  • Private Departure Transfer: Cyprus Hotels to Paphos Airport: $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

Also for Split, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Airport Split speedboat transfer to Hvar town (Water taxi transfer): $569
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $49
  • Airport and Hotel Transfers in Split area: $100
  • Arrival Private Transfer Split Airport SPU to Dubrovnik City by Minivan: $295
  • Boat Transfer - Split to Hvar: $498
  • Dubrovnik Private Day Trip from Split (round trip transfer): $467
  • From Split or Trogir to Zagreb: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes: $467
  • From Split or Trogir: Zagreb Transfer & Plitvice Lakes Tour: $158
  • From Split to Zagreb with Plitvice Lakes private one way transfer: $796
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park Shared Transfer from Split: $34
  • Luxury Private Transfer from Split to Ljubljana: $1,045
  • Luxury private transfer Split - Dubrovnik with lunch in Ston: $236

Is it cheaper to fly into Paphos or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split and Paphos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Paphos 30
    Split 18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paphos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Paphos.

  • Traditional Cuisine & Cultural Flavours - City Walking Food Tour Paphos 2.5hrs: $59
  • Sea Star Evening Dinner and Fireworks Cruise from Paphos: $73

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink: $62
  • Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills: $102
  • Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split: $116
  • The Real Split Food Tour: $118
  • Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner: $174
  • Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner: $255

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paphos 9.56
    Split 2.93

Tours and Activities in Paphos

Here are a few actual costs in Paphos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1 Hour Tour to Local Radio in Paphos with Live Radio Show: $50
  • Akamas 4x4 Adventure: $197
  • All in Paphos big photo tour!: $398
  • Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos: $32
  • Blue Lagoon Day Cruise from Paphos: $83
  • Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Paphos: $106
  • Fireworks Night Cruise from Paphos: $81
  • Full-day Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos: $47
  • Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Paphos): $93
  • Guided tour “Love stories of Paphos”: $496
  • Half Day BBQ Lunch Cruise from Paphos: $58
  • Halloumi Heaven ( Cheese-Making Workshop & Tour): $112

Tours and Activities in Split

For Split, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $2.35
  • City Museum Entrance Ticket: $3.13
  • Split Sightseeing: Explore the city's glorious Roman ruins on this audio tour: $5.99
  • Museum of Illusions Split Admission Ticket: $10
  • Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Virtual Reality Movie Experience in Split: $12
  • Best of Split Walking Tour: $12
  • 360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Split: $14
  • Semisubmarine tour: $16
  • Walking Tour Split: $17
  • Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace: $17
  • Split guided city tour for small groups: $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paphos 7.98
    Split 6.28

Sample the Local Flavors in Paphos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paphos:

  • WINE TOUR from Paphos: $372

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

Also in Split, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split: $49
  • Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split: $53
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $87
  • Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $101
  • Hvar 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour: $113
  • Zinfandel Wine Tour: $124
  • Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac: $133
  • Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery: $137
  • Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour: $147
  • Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch: $152


When comparing the travel costs between Paphos and Split, we can see that Split is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Paphos or Split?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Paphos or Split in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Paphos as well as Split. Many travelers come to Paphos for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Paphos is around the same temperature as Split. Typically, the summer temperatures in Paphos in July are around 27°C (80°F), and Split is about 26°C (80°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Split. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Paphos this time of the year. In the summer, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Split. Paphos gets 388 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in July than Split. Paphos gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Paphos 27°C (80°F) 
    Split 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Split in the Autumn?

Both Split and Paphos are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Paphos in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Paphos is generally a little warmer than Split. Temperatures in Paphos average around 21°C (70°F), and Split stays around 18°C (64°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Paphos. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Split during autumn. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Paphos usually receives less rain than Split. Paphos gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Paphos 21°C (70°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Split in the Winter?

Both Split and Paphos during the winter are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Paphos for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Paphos is a little warmer than Split in the winter. The temperature in Paphos is usually 12°C (53°F) in January, and Split stays around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Split. Paphos gets 180 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in January than Split. Paphos gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Paphos 12°C (53°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Split in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Paphos and Split. The spring months attract visitors to Paphos because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Paphos is a little warmer than Split. Typically, the spring temperatures in Paphos in April are around 17°C (62°F), and Split is about 15°C (59°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. In Paphos, it's very sunny this time of the year. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Split during spring. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Paphos usually receives less rain than Split. Paphos gets 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Paphos 17°C (62°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Paphos

Paphos Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 25°C (76°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 17°C (62°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 76 mm (3 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)


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