Split

The biggest city on the Dalmatian Coast, Split is a must-visit on your holiday to this part of Croatia. It’s the second biggest city in the country, and has lots of great attractions which make it perfect for sightseeing.

Perched on a peninsula that stretches out into the Adriatic Sea, Split is a beautiful city that spreads back from Marjan Hill. Climb the stairs to reach the top of the hill, which stands at 178 metres. Gaze back down over the city and the Mosor Mountains in the distance, or out across the sea towards the Dalmatian islands.

Whether or not you’re an avid fan of the Game of Thrones TV series, you should pay a visit to
Diocletian’s Palace while you’re in Split. The city’s historic centre revolves around the palace, which was built by the Romans at the turn of the fourth century. Imagine what life was like all those
centuries ago as you wander the stone halls, or picture yourself giving advice to Daenerys Targaryen as she plots her next move.

Right next to the palace is the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, known by the locals as St. Duje’s. It’s one of the oldest Catholic cathedral buildings in the world, and was originally built to be the final resting place of the emperor Diocletian.

If you want to continue your cultural journey, head to some of Split’s museums and galleries, such as the Galerija Mestrovic and the Archaeological Museum, which has a selection of interesting Roman artefacts. Or if you’d rather relax and soak up some Mediterranean sun, then make your way to Bačvice and spend some time at the beach.

With your batteries recharged, stroll along the Riva promenade or set sail on a boat trip around the Dalmatian islands as you explore more of this spectacular region.