If you’re island hopping your way down the Dalmatian coast, Split is likely on your itinerary. It’s a jumping off point for some of Croatia’s most popular islands including Hvar, Korcula and Brac, but you’d be missing out if you treat this city as just a transit point. World Heritage-listed Diocletian’s Palace is just one of the drawcards: the ruins of this massive fourth century palace cover over three hectares and you’ll still find homes, restaurants and shops within its walls today.
A highlight of any visit to this region is the wonderful fresh seafood – be sure to include a visit to Split’s fish market if you want to try the best in local specialities, including everything from sardines to lobsters. Then head to the Riva or waterfront promenade area – great views and the perfect place for people-watching.