The second-largest city in Croatia, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived, always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition & modernity.
Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World heritage site & one of the worlds most impressive Roman Monuments) and you will stumble across countless bars, restaurants and boutiques thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years.
To top it off, Split has a unique setting; its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. You will get a chance to appreciate this gorgeous landscape when making a ferry journey to or from the city.
Split is often seen as a transport hub to the hip nearby islands (which, indeed it is), however the city itself has been sprucing up & attracting attention by renovating the old Riva (seafront) and replacing the former cement strolling ground with a marble look. The modern transformation has turned the Riva into a beautiful attraction & hang out spot.