The story of Split started 17 centuries ago when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace on the Dalmatian coast, right in the heart of today’s Split Old Town. Over the years, the palace turned into a city that manages to impress both locals and tourists with its rich history, tradition, and the beauty of its natural heritage. Diocletian’s Palace and the Old Town Split have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List not only for the amazing historical value of the palace itself but also for the fact that the palace and the city continue to live a life as one, with the modern cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, local businesses and small hotels bringing life to the old walls.
The tourists get to experience the same lifestyle as locals do 365 days per year. The hedonist lifestyle – enjoying the colorful cafes on the sunny Riva Esplanade, sipping coffees, and filling the city up with life and laughter. Dolce vita.
The unique personalities and spirit of the Split residents are especially alive at the vibrant Fish & Green markets. A growing gourmet scene with tasty local seafood dishes, cakes and gelati, local wine, festivals, sporting and cultural events make it a perfect place for holidays all year round. The most beautiful Croatian islands are only a ferry ride away, and most popular National Parks are nearby – Diocletian knew how to pick a perfect spot.
Framed by Marjan Hill on one side, where locals like to spend their free time running, exercising and swimming at the amazing beaches, and Bačvice beach on the other side, where swimming and playing the amusing game of Picigin goes on all year round, Split is certainly the unique place. No wonder the locals like to call it ‘the most beautiful place in the world’. Be warned, the vibe of the city may catch you, and you may not want to leave! Many travelers decide to stay and enjoy this gem for a little longer and become a part of the colorful scene of Split.
Split – the city that started from the Roman Emperor’s summer residence
The abundance of historical sites, beautiful beaches, places to visit, and things to do in Split can make you overwhelmed! To help you plan your Split holiday, we selected the Top 10 ultimate attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Take a look at our choice!
One of the best-preserved palaces of the Roman imperial period, whose remains now form the historical center of the city. People actually live and work inside the ancient edifice, so while it has its tourist aspect, it also feels very real and alive.
Ancient Roman colony. One of the biggest towns of the Roman Empire and a capital of the Roman province Dalmatia. Well preserved amphitheatre, theatre, basilica, cemetery, Roman baths and many other Roman buildings.
Riva- Split’s promenade and the place to be. The Riva really comes to life in the early evening when Split’s residents and visitors enjoy strolling up and down, enjoy the view of the boats in the harbour, and sip drinks in one of the many cafes and stands on the waterfront.
The most popular attraction in Split is the Cathedral of St. Domnius located in the heart of the Diocletian’s Palace. It is considered to be the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the whole world. You can climb to the top of the tower, and enjoy the amazing panoramic view.
Prokurative, or officially the Republic Square, is the famous Mediterranean square in the center of Split also known as the stage of cultural events in town. For almost fifty years, the traditional Split Music Festival has been held there.
Sandy beach located in the bay, 5 minutes walk from the ancient Diocletian’s palace. A popular game of Picigin is played every day on this beach: where players maintain a small ball in the air as long as they can by jumping in the shallow water. Observe how locals play, and try it yourself!
The green lungs of Split that provide astonishing views of the city, the islands and the harbour. Climb to the top and you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the harbour and the charming red roof old town. Swim at beautiful beaches, hike, exercise, or just have coffee and enjoy the view.
Regardless of his ravishing pose, 3 meter height, and the fact that it is the work of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, the statue is best known for its big toe that fulfills wishes if you rub it. Thus, Gregory’s bronze toe became almost golden in color over time – wish upon a toe!
Walk the green paths of Croatian National parks, sail our most beautiful islands or walk the cobblestone streets and learn the rich history of the Croatian coastal towns. As day tour enthusiasts,we picked THE TOP 10 TOURS FROM SPLIT for you, but there is so much more. Just ask us and we will find the best trip for you and organize all your transfers to meeting points.
The luxurious Polaris boat is a perfect place for relaxation, especially when it takes you to Zlatni rat, one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. Includes homemade meals and refreshments.
Take advantage of the amazing option in the hotel Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence. For reservations of 2 nights or more in our hotel, we give a special discount of 10%. Make the most of your time in the historic centre of Split. Take a tour of Diocletian’s Palace and experience the Mediterranean in its original form.
Avoid busy traffic and endless search for transfer with our professional driver and comfortable ride.
Transfer service should fit your needs and your timetable so you can use saved time to enjoy things you are here for.
Croatia is included in the top 3 world destinations in the Best Country Award 2020 category, award that popular British newspaper The Times & The Sunday Times presented to the best countries in the world….
The best way to celebrate spring is a flower festival. Experience fairytale scenes of flowers in the ambiance of Diocletian’s Palace. This is another of some free attractions offered by the city of Split….
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