If you want to learn about Dalmatia and have an interesting and exciting holiday, consider coming to Split, its centre and beautiful coastal town in Croatia.
Split is the biggest town in Dalmatia and the second biggest in Croatia. In holiday destination terms, it has undergone a change from a transit town where people spent a couple of hours before heading off to an island or some other final destination to one of the most popular holiday places in Dalmatian region and its unique charm and Mediterranean way of living attract more and more visitors each year.
Its great location in central Dalmatia is ideal for exploring the attractions of the region, while making Split your base for stay. There are daily boat excursions available that will take you to the islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis, and plethora of travel agencies offer trips to Croatian National Parks. But there is plenty to see and do in Split itself. Numerous town beaches are ideal for escaping the summer heat and refreshing in the Adriatic sea. If you feel like having a tasty bite, just take a stroll in the town's centre - there's a tavern or a restaurant around every corner and you can choose from delicious traditional Dalmatian cuisine to the modern places that combine tasty local food and modern culinary trends.
If culture and history are your fields of interest, then you will find Split and ideal holiday destination. There is Diocletian's palace, the 4th century Roman monument built by the emperor Diocletian, who used it as his retirement home, around which the old town was formed. Furthermore, there beautiful small medieval houses and palaces, churches and squares in the old town as well. For further exploration of Split and Dalmatia history we recommend visiting Archaeological museum and Split City Museum. Since Split is 1700 years old, there is plenty to learn and discover about its rich history and heritage.
When you feel like partying, Split is your destination too! Ultra festival Europe takes place each year in July at Poljud football stadium, where the most renowned DJs from all around the world come to participate in an extraordinary music event that attracts thousands of party goers and music lovers. If you care for films and find yourself in Split in June, be sure not to miss Mediteran Film Festival (Festival mediteranskog filma Split) – it takes place at the most beautiful location of Bačvice summer cinema, right next to the sea amid the pine trees and each screening is followed by a party that lasts till morning.
Finding accommodation in Split shouldn't be a problem as well. Last couple of years saw rapid rise in number of apartments, rooms and villas for rent that brought extra quality to the accommodations offer of Split region. There are charming holiday rentals in the very heart of the city inside the Diocletian's palace, there are luxury villas with pools in Split in its quiet and peaceful parts where you can relax and get away from the crowds in no time. Split is not a large city when it comes to the area it covers so whichever part you choose for your stay it will take you no more than 20 minutes by bus or 15 minutes by car to reach the centre.
The beauty of Split lies in its magic combination of history, culture, open and friendly people and beautiful Mediterranean setting so put it on your To visit list for a great holiday experience.