The largest city on the Croatian coast, situated in central Dalmatia
in Split (Marjan) peninsula. It is one of the largest tourist, cultural,
sporting, scientific and economic centers of the region and beyond.
Split is the largest passenger port in the Adriatic, and with the ferry
and fast catamaran lines is connected to all of the islands of central
Dalmatia (Hvar, Brač, Šolta, Korčula, Vis, Lastovo and Italy in Ancona,
Pescara and Greece - Igoumenitsa).
Split has a variety of cultural and historical monuments, museums, green parks, theaters, and concert halls, promenades, squares... Among the sites you definitely need to visit we point out Diocletian's Palace from the 4th century (under UNESCO protection since 1979.), which is unique in the world, numerous palaces, Riva, an iron gate and statue of Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin).
The city also offers a rich cultural life and entertainment. Of the many exhibitions, concerts, street theater, festival we highlight Split Summer (1945. to 2009.) - art festival that builds it's reputation (national and international) since the second half of 20th century. Split offers nightlife for all ages and tastes. There are many superb discos, cafes and bars open until the early morning hours. Guests who want peace and relaxation will find their paradise in the surrounding towns and quiet bays.
Accommodation in Split is at the top for everyone's budget. So there are world famous hotels and numerous apartments and rooms for rent, pensions, campsites, and luxurious villas, yachts and sailboats. Split has a superb gastronomic and enological offer. Numerous restaurants and taverns will give you a superb meal of fish, shellfish, Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, and many specialties such as Dalmatian Stews and dalmatian fritters - as well as the premium white and red wines.
Tourists interested in active holidays will find everything here - from the gyms, mini golf, paragliding, riding bike, to the swimming, sailing, diving, tennis, hiking, water skiing...
Split can be proud of the rest of it's local places too - a mega tourist destinations like Bol on Brač, Hvar, Makarska and Baška Voda.