Split: A City that Takes Your Breath Away

22.8.2021.

This city in central Dalmatia, known as one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Adriatic, has been hosting guests from all over the world for years, especially in the summer months, when the city lives to its fullest. 

The history of the city dates back to the time when the Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace near the great Roman city of Salona, where he would peacefully spend the last years of his life. From then until today, this monumental complex takes your breath away with its beauty, and booking a tour of the palace is a must in the itinerary of every guest in Split. Diocletian’s Palace and the entire historical core of Split were added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979.

With all its beauties, what sets Split apart from other cities on our beautiful Adriatic coast are certainly its people, the locals who have been building and nurturing the heritage and culture of their city for years. Each one of them knows its every corner and stories of ancient times, and will gladly share them with everyone. The city full of buzz and events lives through its well-stocked market and fish market, and there isn’t a single person who has visited Split without going to the famous city’s waterfront promenade. It’s a place where the young and the old, domestic and foreign guests meet, socialize, sing, stroll or simply enjoy the warm rays of the sun and a good cup of coffee in one of the many local cafés.

If you’re a fan of top-notch gastronomy and wine—you’re in the right place. Besides its rich historical heritage, numerous film, theater, and music festivals, among which Ultra is the most popular and provides up to one hundred thousand visitors every year, Split also boasts an enviable gastronomic scene. In the very heart of Diocletian’s Palace, you will find the Laganini tavern, where you can taste superbly prepared dishes with a Dalmatian flair and enjoy a drop of the best Croatian wines. The menu offers dishes that truly nourish both soul and body. 

When you need a little exercise after all that gastronomic experience or you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there comes Marjan. An ideal location to recharge your batteries—trails for running, hiking and biking, all in one place. And—a cherry on top—beautiful beaches. It is up to you to choose whether you want to enjoy the most famous sandy beach Bačvice or you would rather relax in hidden coves.

If you give the city at the foot of Marjan a chance outside the tourist season, as well, you will not regret it. Each season has its own charm, and it is up to you to let yourself go and simply fall in love with Split.

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