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About Split Region

  • Airports: Split and  local airport on Brac island
  • Historic city of Split, Croatia's second city
  • Home of Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic
  • National parks - lakes, rivers, rapids and waterfalls.
  • Wonderful islands - Brac, Hvar and Vis
  • Must see: Roman emperor Diocetian's Palace

The historic city of Split is the focal point on the central Dalmatian coastline from which ferry lines radiate to Croatia's finest islands

Split is the principal city on the Adriatic coast and the second city in Croatia. It is a busy university and business town and the main port for travel to the Dalmatian islands. The city has an amazing history growing from the fabric of a huge palace build by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the third century AD. All along the seafront, cafes jostle for position and you can sip your cappuccino looking at the shimmering sea and sailing yacht passing. The unique thing is your café will be a part of the ancient Roman Palace (now a UNESCO world heritage site) and if you walk a few yards into the old city, you will still be within the walls of this palace, and arrive to the Roman forum with more cafes, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants, 2000 year old Roman columns, and renaissance palaces built on the Roman ground 1500 years later. Beyond that stretches modern day Split with great theatres, music venues, more restaurants and nightclubs. Split is a vibrant town with citizens which adore it above all other places. It is a great town for everyday life, and all visitors benefit from that fact. They will find excellent shops, fish, meat, fruit and vegetable markets, best ice creams and cafes, interspersed with museums, galleries, great walks and parks, and beaches all over the town. The main town beach of Bacvice is full of young people playing volleyball and practising on nearby tennis courts, where famous Croatian tennis players like Goran Ivanisovic learned their craft as youngsters.

Sub-Regions in Split Region