Lay of the Land
Visitors will spend the majority of their time here exploring the southern end of Split, where the major sights are concentrated. In the center of town stands the historic Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was built by the eponymous Roman emperor in the 4th century AD, and whose sprawling ruins blanket much of Split’s city center. The historic streets today teem with bars, restaurants and shops.
A lively city, Split is often used as a base for exploring the nearby islands, so most travelers to Croatia will spend at least a day or two here. Within the city, one can easily get around by car, and ferries to most of the islands depart from the city’s harbor.