Offering a pleasant mix of beaches, ancient landmarks and lively restaurants and bars, Split is a historical city located on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
One of the top places to visit in Split is Diocletian's Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of the eponymous Roman emperor’s residence and garrison lodging structures. Located nearby are Saint Domnius Cathedral and Jupiter's Temple that were built in the third century CE. While in the area, consider visiting other historical highlights like the Golden, Iron, Silver and Bronze Gates. You can also stop at the Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum and Mestrovic Gallery for insights into the city’s illustrious past.
Located along the Adriatic Sea, Split has a range of beaches to suit every type of traveller – from family-friendly sandy coves to pebbly stretches with a vibrant nightlife scene. At Bačvice Beach, you can splash about in the shallow sea or stroll along the concrete promenade lined with cafés. Those looking to go swimming will find the clear waters of Kupalište Bene very appealing. The picturesque beaches of Kašjuni and Firule are ideal for unwinding and soaking up the sun.
Split serves as a great base for island-hopping tours and day trips to Croatia’s famous nature reserves – Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park. Several popular islands like Hvar, Brač and Vis are also just a short boat ride away. Within the city limits, there’s Marjan, a scenic forest-park that offers views over the city, sea and islands.