The town of Split is situated in the central part of the eastern Adriatic coast and is bordered by the mouths of the small river Žrnovnica in the southeast, and the river Jadro in the north. Split is the cultural, economic and administrative center of Central Dalmatia, with about 300,000 inhabitants. Because of its Mediterranean charm and delightful historical monuments, many people call it "the most beautiful town in the world".
It is also the jumping-off point for exploration of the coast and islands of the beautiful Croatian Adriatic. The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. These days the palace is known as Diocletians Palace and it is under UNESCO's protection. The palace is the most important monument of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. Numerous valuable cultural monuments are also to be found beyond the palace walls. A special place among them belongs to Prokurative, the neo-Renaissance square alongside the western wall of the palace. This is where the annual festival of Dalmatian chansons, lauding the love that the citizens of Split have for beautiful songs takes place.
Ancient Salona is situated on the outskirts of the Split. It was founded 4.000 years before the birth of Christ and represents one of the most important archeological sites in Croatia.
Split is a busy port, with an international airport and regular ferry services with the nearby islands, the north and south Adriatic, Italy and Greece. In addition, the city has large chemical works, metallurgy plants, and workshops for the production of solar cells. The fertile fields around Split represent a good base for agriculture, while cultural monuments, superb landscapes and unparalleled seascapes make it a tourist's wonderland. Split is also a university seat and host to numerous scientific institutions.
The cultural and entertainment offer of Split is extremely rich, particularly in the summer, when the city squares, yards and other areas turn into a large open-air stage. The Split Summer, a traditional festival in the middle of the summer season, includes dramas, operas and concerts. Split has several theatres, among which the Croatian National Theatre, established in 1893, deserves a special mention as a house hosting theatrical festivals, the Split Summer and the Days of Marulic. There is also the Youth Theatre, and the Split Puppet Theatre.
You can enjoy the sun and bath on the numerous beautiful beaches among which Bacvice, a sand beach almost in the very heart of the town, is the most popular.
Split has four marinas: Split ACI Marina in the north-western part of the City, Port the sports boats pier Spinut on the northern coast of Marjan, the sports boats marina Poljud in the Poljud Port, the sports boat pier Zenta on the eastern coast of Split.
Split is the city of history, culture, and tradition but it is also a city of fun party's and great nigh life.
This beautiful town will offer you many charms; the pines of the Marjan forest in the western part of the peninsula, the murmur of the sea and the sound of the Dalmatian song in the stone streets of the city.
Once you get to know this town and the way of living here you are going to love it.