Split is one of the oldest cities in the area. While traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old, counting from the construction of Diocletian's Palace in 305 CE, the city was in fact founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE.

Split is one of the living and breathing monuments which is the home of the famous UNESCO’s protected Diocletian's palace, listed on the UNESCO heritage list since 1979.

For all the history lovers out there, exploring its narrow streets, Roman temples, and Christian churches will be a real treat!

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and an administrative, educational, and legislative center for this part of Croatia. Split is also a transport hub, with the International Airport, as well as a major city port connecting the mainland with most of the Middle-Dalmatian islands. For inland travel, the highway entrance is some 15 kilometers from the city.

A unique mix of ancient, modern, as well as the location which provides an abundance of great beaches in the city of Split as well as its recreational zone Marjan hill, make Split a wonderful place to explore. While in Split, it would be a shame not to visit the historic town of Trogir also on the UNESCO heritage list, some 40 minutes away from Split by car.


  • CountryCroatia
  • RegionDalmatia
  • Founded305 CE
  • Population178.000
  • ReligionCatholic majority
  • LanguageCroatian with English being spoken by most as well
  • Main AttractionsDiocletian's palace, Marjan, Old Town, Bacvice beach
  • ClimateMediterranean
  • Suggested activitiesCooking class, Island hopping, independent exploration of the Diocletian's Palace, combination of recreation and enjoying the beaches on Marjan Hill
  • Preferred hotelsJudita Palace 4*, Divota 4*, Cornaro 4*, Luxe 4*, Park 5*, Le Meridien 5*