WELCOME TO THE PEARL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN – SPLIT
History of Split is too rich to fit in a few sentences.
Split celebrated 1700 years of its existence, and as the date for the jubilee taken years starting construction of Diocletian’s Palace. However, archaeological findings confirm that as a place existed even older Illyrian and Greek settlement.
Diocletian’s Palace is the ancient palace of the emperor Diocletian, who has roots pulled from this area. Finally it was built around 300 AD. I Diocletian stayed there after the withdrawal from the throne (in 305) to death (316). The remains of the palace today are part of the historic center of Split, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979. Diocletian’s Palace is the center of cultural and social events of Split, especially in the summer months.
Split has throughout its history been an important social, cultural and economic center of the eastern Adriatic coast and Croatian.
Today it is the largest and busiest passenger port of the Adriatic Sea and one of the largest in the Mediterranean.
Split is the second largest city in the Republic of Croatia (200,000 inhabitants) and the largest Croatian city on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is located on the Marjan Peninsula, to the Žrnovnica river and Sails from which draws drinking water.
The city is offering shade of the Marjan forest in the western part of the peninsula, 15 km of seaside promenades and Dalmatian song in the cobbled streets of the old town. It is located on one of the sunniest parts of the central Mediterranean. is also known for its climate, measurable and through 2700 hours of sunshine annually.
Split is surrounded by the islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar, Ciovo which is connected to constant shipping lines.
Split is an important Croatian, Mediterranean cultural center, the largest today, and other university center in Croatia, after Zagreb has the highest number of diplomatic, consular, or representative offices of international organizations in Croatia.
Split is known for his lifestyle, festivals, theaters, historic center, restaurants, bars, clubs … ..
Apart from the inevitable Diocletian’s Palace, the waterfront, sun and sea, numerous cultural institutions are located in Split, including: Croatian National Theatre, City Puppet Theatre, City Youth Theatre, Split City Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Art Gallery, the Croatian Maritime Museum, Museum Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Archaeological Museum Split, Mestrovic Gallery. Be sure to visit them.
Given the population of Split in the ranks among the cities with the most successful athletes who won Olympic, World and European medals in swimming, water polo, rowing, sailing, soccer, basketball, handball, athletics, martial arts …
To Split and Dalmatia can be reached by car, plane, boat, train.