Croatia is a country that offers a wide and varied range when it comes to its tourist offer. Each part of this beautiful country carries a separate story, whether you are visiting the metropolis of Zagreb, the beautiful and specific Slavonia that will delight you with its tradition, Istria which will leave you breathless with its wineyards, or the south of Croatia that abounds in beautiful coastal cities, all the way from Zadar to Dubrovnik. One of the most beautiful cities in central Dalmatia is Split, which is also the center of the Split-Dalmatia County.
Split is the largest city in Dalmatia, and the second largest in the Republic of Croatia. Split is the economic and cultural center of Dalmatia, representing the largest passenger port in Croatia and the second largest commercial port in Croatia. Split is located on the Marjan peninsula and is situated on the Adriatic coast in central Dalmatia. This beautiful city is surrounded by mountain Mosor, Kozjak hill and Perun hill. Split is well connected with all the islands, and is closest to Brac, Hvar, Ciovo and Solta. The old town center is located at the foot of Marjan and is one of the most beautiful and best preserved Roman buildings – Diocletian’s Palace.
According to archaeological findings, Split was inhabited even before the Diocletian’s palace was built in the Roman times, and it is assumed that the first inhabitants were one of the Greek colonies or Illyrian settlements. The Diocletian’s Palace was built in the 4th century and was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian, who is known as a reformer of the Roman Empire but also a persecutor of Christians. He built his palace for the purpose of spending his retirement days there. Diocletian’s Palace represents the best, but also the largest preserved late antique palace in the world. From the entire complex of the palace are preserved four walls, the emperor’s mausoleum, the temple of Jupiter, the corner towers, the vestibule and the central square – Peristil. Other sights in the old town are the cellars of the palace itself, the cathedral of St. Duje and Prokurative. Split has so much to offer, you can discover it by yourself, you can go on a walking tour or even on a Split boat tour!
If you are interested in seeing Split from another perspective, then you should look at our Split Cruise offer that will present you this beautiful city from a completely different perspective, from the sea. If you are already in Split and do not have enough time for sightseeing, this is definitely the best option. Split cruise lasts three hours, and you will have the opportunity to experience panoramic sightseeing of Split and all its most beautiful and significant sights. The tour starts at the Split ferry port and passes the famous seafront promenade – Riva. Along the waterfront you will see the entire Diocletian’s palace and you will have the opportunity to take a pictures with one of the most beautiful scenes of this Dalmatian town. The voyage will continue in the direction of Marjan, which represents the green oasis of this city. From the boat you will also see the beautiful Tito’s villa, which belonged to the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, and today this villa is used for weddings and other events. Other points of interest will be the Poljud Stadium and the many beaches and coves which view you will enjoy. Part of this cruise will also be a panoramic view of the island of Ciovo and the city of Trogir.
In the following link you will find our croatia boat tour where you can enjoy a panoramic day trip where you will get to know the city of Split.