Split was founded by the roman emperor Diocletian who chose a location not far south from the ancient city of Salona to build a huge palace.
If you are in the mood for a more cultural activity why not visit the Archaeological Museum Split or the very original Froggyland museum. Truly a great place to explore before embarking on or after disembarking from a TP Line catamaran connecting Split with Milna, Hvar, Korčula, Pomena and Dubrovnik.
Split is the biggest coastal city in Croatia and with Trieste, Bari, Venice and Durres one of the largest settlements on the Adriatic sea. It was founded by the roman emperor Diocletian who chose a location not far south from the ancient city of Salona to build a huge palace which developed into Split. Its name comes from the Greek word Aspalatos which means spiny broom, a type of yellow flowered bush which grows in the Mediterranean.
The passenger port of Split is located in the city center, in the part the locals call the Eastern shore. It is very close to the famous Diocletian’s palace, the historic nucleus of Split where the famous Game of Thrones TV show was filmed and which has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1979. There you can find the ancient Perystile of Diocletian’s Palace, Split cathedral which was actually the mausoleum of the aforementioned roman emperor, the Golden gate, Pjaca square and numerous other historic monuments and museums. Swim and relax on the Bačvice beach, or take a walk in the Marjan forest: the central part of Split offers it all. Truly a great place to explore before embarking on or after disembarking from a TP Line catamaran connecting Split with Milna, Hvar, Korčula, Pomena and Dubrovnik.
Split offers numerous opportunities for partying and having a good time. The nightclubs are mostly concentrated around Bačvice beach, but smaller bars and cafes are scattered across the entire Split. If you are in the mood for a more cultural activity why not visit the Archaeological Museum Split or the very original Froggyland museum. Besides all that what Split has to offer its also the place where the TP Line catamaran departs for the beautiful islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet and for the city of Dubrovnik. What could be better than visiting these historic places and riding in a modern and comfortable TP Line catamaran connecting them a number of times a day during the high season?
Find out more on the local Tourist Board website and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board website.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STAY:
- Are you a fan of sport? Go and watch a game of local football team Hajduk. The fans are really something.
- Interested in Adriatic sea fauna? Visit the Split aquarium, the biggest aquarium in Croatia.
- Try local specialties such as pašticada at Konoba Stare Grede, a place that offers good food at affordable prices.
- Don’t miss out on kayaking excursions in the blue waters surrounding the city starting from Marjan peninsula.
- Fan of hiking and spending time in the mountains? The mountain lodge Umberto Girometta on the nearby Mosor mountain is just 45 minutes of walk away from the bus stop at Sitno Gornje on the edge of city.