The red roofs of Split link visitors to the Adriatic Sea and to history. The Greeks settled in the area over 2,000 years ago, though the city began to rise in its profile in the 4th century when Diocletian’s Palace was built. By the 7th century, it was a prominent settlement that would transition into a Byzantine city, become part of the Kingdom of Croatia, and enjoy autonomy throughout most of the Middle Ages.
About half of Split’s Old Town is formed by Diocletian’s Palace and its fortress-like structure is quite unique.
Croatia’s oldest museum, the Split Archeological Museum, was founded in 1820 and offers more than 150,000 artifacts that go back to the prehistoric times of the region.
Another option to consider is the bell tower at the Cathedral of St. Duje. Built in the 13th century, the climb can be a difficult one. The reward, however, is a view of the entire city and the central islands of Dalmatia.
Split has an amazing waterfront which invites an afternoon stroll. It’s a favorite meeting place with its waterfront cafes and nightlife options. This is where you’ll want to go if the beach is calling you during your stay as well.
People’s Square gives you the opportunity to be surrounded by Renaissance-era buildings, a clock built from the remains of a Roman tower, and the first town hall of the community. Make time to enjoy something at the City Café.
Split has beautiful neighborhoods to explore, beaches to enjoy, and history to embrace. There is always something new to see here, which makes it the perfect Croatian destination.