Split is the second largest city in Croatia after Zagreb. It is located in central Dalmatia, on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea. Central Dalmatia begins in the north with the town of Rogoznica and ends in the south in Ploče. Split lies on a peninsula between the Bay of Kastel and the Strait of Split. The town is separated from the inland by the Mosor mountains with the ridges Kozjak (779m) and Mosor (1339m).
As in the other parts of Croatia, in Split we offer accommodation mainly in apartments. You can choose apartments in the city center, by the port or along the coast towards Stobreč. For those looking for comfort, we can recommend hotel accommodation of all categories. From the cheapest hostels, boarding houses to five-star hotels.
The history of the city is very rich. Although the beginnings of Split are often associated with the construction of Diocletian's Palace, the city was founded earlier as the Greek colony of Aspalothos. From 1069, Split was part of the Kingdom of Croatia, which later belonged to Hungary. After the First World War, Dalmatia became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. From this the kingdom subsequently emerges Yugoslavia in 1929. During World War II, the city was occupied by Italy and then by the Germans. After World War II, Yugoslavia became a socialist republic and subsequently a federal republic. After the declaration of independence of Croatia in 1991, Split was still fully occupied by garrisons. The city began to develop again after the Millennium in 2000.
The airport is located about 25 km west of the city. Split is also an important port city. From Split, the ferries go to the nearby islands of Hvar, Brač and other parts of Croatia such as Dubrovnik, Korčula, Rijeka or Stari Grad. You can also get from here to Italy by boat. You can also meet luxury cruise liners moored here.
Split has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry with an average temperature of about 26.2 ° C. Winters, on the other hand, are humid, but mild. Thanks to the ideal climate, the sun shines here 2800 hours a year. That is why the locals call the city "The most beautiful city in the world" or "Mediterranean flower".
Split is a popular seaside destination. It offers a combination of sandy, pebble and rocky beaches. The most famous beach is Bacvice in the city center. This sandy beach was awarded the Blue Flag in 2004, which evaluates the neatness and cleanliness of the beach. If you like more privacy, head to Kašjuni Beach on the south side of the Marjan Peninsula.
If you are interested in history, you should not miss the remains of Diocletian's Palace in the city center. The whole historical area offers monuments of different architectural styles, the most interesting are the cellars of the palace. The most beautiful view of the city and the adjacent islands is from the lookout hill Marjan (175 m), which is located in the western part of the peninsula.
The good climate in Split is not only conducive to beach fun, but also sports. Locals often call their city the sportiest city in the world. Popular sports here include football (HNK Hajduk Split club), tennis (birthplace of former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanišević) or handball (the 2009 World Cup was held here).