Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings.
The city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos in the 3rd or 2nd century BC and later on was home to Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in AD 305.
In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulić, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor.
Almost whole water line on Split peninsula is suitable for swimming, with a great diversity ranging from popular sandy beaches, to pebbled beaches, to wild rocky places, especially at Marjan Hill shores.