Split

Overview

Split

The popular summer holiday destination of Split is Croatia’s second largest city. Located on the Adriatic Coast, the city’s warm, Mediterranean climate, fantastic beaches and plethora of history attracts visitors from across the world.

Split has a wealth of museums, galleries and Roman ruins scattered throughout the city which lies against a dramatic mountain backdrop. The most famous sight in Split is the 3rd century Diocletian’s Palace which is the main hub for locals and tourists alike. The Old Town is another bustling area, packed with interesting Venetian style buildings as well as churches and monuments.

Shopping in Split is well catered for whether you are looking for local produce in the Pazar market, fresh fish in the Peskarija market, handicrafts from the Podrum market or popular high street names along Marmontova. There are also many small, exclusive boutiques to be found within the palace walls.

There are many beaches in Split most of which are large and sandy with warm sea. Facilities for water sports are plenty, as well as amenities such as restaurants and shops surrounding the most popular family beaches.

Highlights

Diocletian’s Palace

Built in the 3rd century for the Roman Emperor, Diocletian, the palace marks the site of the first Roman settlement in the area. Described as a city within a city, contained within the palace walls are many buildings, mausoleums and temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is a must see on any visit to Split and after dark it becomes one of the most romantic spots in Croatia.

Markets

Split has several markets selling all different kinds of produce from open air handicraft markets to covered fish markets where you can pick up some local delicacies, souvenirs and fantastic local goods to take back home with you. Three of the most popular are Pazar, Peskarija and Podrum which are open all year round.

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