Glorious beaches, a dramatic mountain backdrop and fascinating Roman architecture make Split one of south-eastern Europe's top destinations
Beyond the palm tree-lined promenade of Croatia’s second city, a fascinating old town centres on the iconic Diocletian's Palace, and lively streets lined with bars and restaurants offer an atmospheric taste of the Dalmatian Coast.
Sandwiched between the mountains and sea, Split is framed by a stunning natural landscape. The ancient city has an impressive number of historic attractions, with the Roman-era Diocletian’s Palace and city walls among the architectural highlights. The city is alive with atmospheric bars and restaurants, where you can mix with locals and sample the Dalmatian lifestyle. You won’t be short of sites to explore around the city, but with sandy beaches, historic ports and national parks on your doorstep it's worth heading further afield.