About Split

Croatia's second city and at its heart the incredible Diocletian's Palace, an eclectic mix of Roman and renaissance architecture.

Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.  The seafront is lined with cafes where you can enjoy a cappuccino or a cool drink while watching yachst and ships come and go in the harbour.  And what is so extraodinary is that your café will be a part of an ancient Roman Palace (now a UNESCO world heritage site) built nearly 2000 years ago.  The city of Split grew in the miidle ages from the ruins of this Roman palace and today a thriving city survives within that Roman and rennaisance fabric  The streets within the walls of the palace are crammed with cafes, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants, Beyond that stretches modern day Split with great theatres, music venues, more restaurants and nightclubs.