The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1,700 years, the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history, and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. 


Split is a great historical, administrative, economic, cultural, educational, tourist, and sports centre of Croatia. It is the largest city in Dalmatia, the second largest city in Croatia, also the second largest port in the country, and the third port on the Mediterranean by the number of passengers. The city centre is the old Diocletian palace from the 4th century, from which the present-day city developed.



Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes, and restaurants, and buy in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, by arriving in Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm. The vegetable market and the fish market represent the centre of each family’s life in Split, just as the entire social life of this city of 200 thousand reflects on the Riva (waterfront), where every guest should endeavour to have his coffee alongside noisy, temperamental folk of Split. 



Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. It is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world. Split's sports results are something only a handful of cities of similar size around the world can boast about as it is the home of a dozen Olympic medal winners as well as other sports medals.


Split has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry and very hot summers and cool, but moderate and humid winters. The average temperature in the warmest month of the year is 22°C and 4°C in the coldest.


Let’s walk around the city of Split: