Welcome to Split, a city of exceptional Mediterranean beauty, warm hospitality and a treasure chest of rich tradition. Situated in the heart of the city, where you can stroll through the historic streets, feel the touch of the past by exploring the exquisitely preserved Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, endulge in the delights of Mediterranean cuisine or relax with a cocktail on the Riva, the famous Split promenade.
Located on a peninsula surrounded by the sea and the mountains, Split is a city where every step feel the history and culture. Singed in hundreds of verses, again in any song well enough because so much beauty is hard to put into words.
To Split its residents will proudly say that "the most beautiful in the world " and it is wrong to contradict at least not until you look around and see it's special and unique charm. This city with it's historical and modern amenities, filled with residents jovial spirit and impressive beauty of women, will convince everyone the idea that it is located in the most beautiful city in the world.
This eternally young, 1700 years old city, has lived its urban rhythm, with its heart in the Diocletian Palace and its soul consisting cordial Split the warm Mediterranean temper. The secret of the beauty of the city lies primarily in the favorable climate and natural resources, which knew even Diocletian when he decided to settle down just in this area.
The palace that bears his name is the result of the emperor's desire to settle down and grow old in the homeland, the province of Dalmatia. Another reason is certainly the sources of thermal waters rich in sulfur, which are supposed to facilitate the emperor pains of old age. Diocletian's Palace is not only ancient monument, but together with the subsequent medieval additions to an extremely valuable archaeological, historical and artistic complex and is therefore under the protection of UNESCO.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia is located on the peninsula of Split, between the eastern part of the Bay and Split Channel. Almost half of the western part of the peninsula consists of Marjan hill, which is with its zoo and many parks, one of the symbols of the city. Split peninsula surrounded by the islands; Brac, Hvar, Solta and Ciovo.
Climate and vegetation
Split is located in the warmest area of the northern Mediterranean coast, in the middle of the Adriatic coast and near the rivers Jadro and Žrnovnica that have already two millennia watering. Its mild climate with 2700 hours of sunshine per year, makes it and the middle of winter in a place where you can enjoy the suncu. Economic center of the region its "green soul" on the Marjan hill, where a forest park near the city offers pleasant, peace and rest from the daily bustle. Air Split area is mild and Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, the average air temperature of 26 ° C. Thanks to such weather Split is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Vegetation is of the evergreen Mediterranean, in the city and its surroundings and subtropical vegetation and the best palm trees, agaves and cacti.
The emergence of the city
The city of Split has repeatedly altered over the name, and it is found as Spalatos (Gr.), Spalatum (Lat.), Spalato (ital.), And finally Spljet or Split. The origin of its name is derived from the plant broom, which grows there in abundance. Greek name for it is Aspalathos.
To prove the early colonization of the situation on which emerged Split is an important finding in the basement of Diocletian's Palace. There they found the remains of the structure II. or III. century BC, which is considered to be a Hellenistic graves.
"The most beautiful" city in the world
Today, Split, above all, highly visited tourist destination. Tourism is on the rise and have been built and a new port, hotel and tourist facilities.The reason of course is in addition to natural beauty, unique historical legacy.This city with its exceptional value, opening its doors to tourists through its millennial culture, today opens the door for Croatian. As such, III. onwards writing the history of this unique metropolis of Croatian south.
In fact, recently, when planning a new waterfront, Split surprised scientists and citizens with yet unseen historical findings. When working under Rive found the remains of the old waterfront of which is apparently older and from the palace.
New historical values only prove that Split is not only beautiful but also one of the most valuable cities in the world.