Split, the city’s rich history
Split is the largest city in Dalmatia, the second largest city in Croatia, the immediate metropolitan area has more than 220,000 inhabitants, is the second largest Croatian port and the third port on the Mediterranean by the number of passengers. It is the administrative center of Split-Dalmatia County and catchment area of his three southernmost Croatian counties and Herzegovina. The city center is the old Diocletian’s palace from the 4th century (under UNESCO protection since 1979.), which is unique in the world.
Split is situated on the Adriatic coast in Dalmatia in Split (Marjan) peninsula. From the hills, surrounded by in the background – from the north and northeast Mosor, Kozjak hill from the northwest, the east Perun, the oldest town is situated at the foot of Marjan hill, located west of the old city. Split – cathedral Sv. Duje Split peninsula surrounded by the islands of Brac, Hvar, Solta and Ciovo. Ferries from the port of Split are often the only link between the central Dalmatian islands with the mainland. Panoramic is split can be seen in detail from the first Marjan vidilica or 11 km away Klis fortress from which to see the whole Split and the Split archipelago with islands.
Although the emergence of Split associated with the construction of Diocletian’s Palace, 295-305.godine, ie in the 4th century archaeological finds excavated after 2000. year (religious buildings, the amphitheater, the port on the north side of Marjan) prove that this area was settled in the ancient Roman era. Located just 120 km from Pakostane, Split is a mandatory stop for sightseers.