Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and backed by rugged mountains, the Dalmatian city of Split resembles a living museum. The old Roman constructions that give it an interesting aspect are still standing. Now, luxury boutiques and pleasant cafes are interspersed between these beautiful buildings.
Split was founded when Diocletian built his retirement home in the area in 295. Born in nearby Salona, this powerful soldier came to rule the Roman Empire for two decades. When the palace was completely built, he resigned and retired to his native Dalmatia, where he spent his last years. Later it was dominated by Venice for centuries (1420-1797). The mark they left on it was impressive: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture dot the historic center.
With the fall of Venice, Split became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After World War II , when the city was part of Yugoslavia, they decided to continue urban expansion. The city has managed to become a very important tourist center and the main gateway to Dalmatia , thanks to its international airport, daily boats from Italy and local transport services to nearby islands.
Nowadays, the improvement of its accesses, a renovated promenade, a new hotel zone and the general renovation of its general services were enough for UNESCO to name it a World Heritage Site. Split has become a must-visit Croatian destination. For all those who like to sail, tell you that it is also the largest base of sailing boat rental companies.