Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest urban centre in the region of Dalmatia with a population of 180000. The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to spend the rest of his life in a palace he had built right on the peninsula, near the great Roman city Salona.
The Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian’s Palace and the entire historical centre of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace continues living a full life. All historical layers from ancient Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive! Such stratification is mirrored in everyday life of Split – locals sit in the same cafes, restaurants, shop in the same stores as visitors, giving them the impression that, by arriving in Split, they became part of the city and its rhythm.
Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery – Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from more than a hundred countries of the world.
Check out what TripAdvisor has to say on the top things you should see in our lovely Mediterranean city. The official page of the Tourist Board is available in multiple languages and is a great source for inspiration and information, visit it for the Events calendar and Interactive Map. USE-IT Split is the place to go to if you want to know what the locals suggest.
Split Airport is the most convenient for participants coming in by plane, at 20km from the city, it’s very well connected and coaches and taxis are available at all times. For more info visit the Split Airport website. Participants arriving by bus or rail will be happy to know both the bus and train stations are in the centre of Split (Split Bus Terminal, the railway station is in the same place). An extensive article on how to reach Split from practically anywhere is available here.
For accommodation options, we recommend checking here and on booking.com and on airbnb.com.
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