Split is a town located on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. It lies on the Eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is centered on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Split is one of the oldest cities in the region, with its history linking it to the Greek colony of Aspalathos in 4th century BC. The oldest remains in the historic center of the city contains the Diocletian’s place which was built about 1700 years ago.
In recent years, Split and a lot of other smaller towns and islands along the Dalmatian coast have an increased number of visitors. Split has gained an even higher popularity after being chosen as a shooting location for the TV series, Game of Thrones. Visitors are attracted to the beaches, historic palaces and forts and natural beauty of nearby islands. The fast rise in tourism is slowly changing fundamental exchanges within the city fabric. The impact of tourism in Split will be highlighted in part 2 of this article. For now, enjoy the visual journey through Split!
Sights around the Diocletian's Palace and Split 3
Most visitors come to Split to see the remains of the Diocletian’s Palace. The charming city center is vibrant with café’s, shops and residences for visitors. The authenticity of the historic architectural character is evident while walking in the narrow passageways of the palace. Split 2 and Split 3 are newer parts of the city when it expanded toward the north and eastern direction from the palace.
Riva is the waterfront promenade forming the southern edge of the palace. It is always bustling with activity. It is the most popular spot in town to catch up with someone over coffee.
Marjan Hill is located west of the palace, and is a popular spot for recreation among locals. Visitors come to Marjan for the bird’s eye view of the city.
Fortress of Klis
Located in Klis, on the outskirts of Split, this stunning 18th century fortress is almost completely untouched. Climbing up the hill and experiencing the fortress takes you back in time.