Split is the second largest city in Croatia, situated in the heart of Dalmatia, a Croatian region characterized by warm and pleasant climate and Mediterranean culture. The town itself is 17 centuries old, with the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace in the core of today’s town. Diocletian’s Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list since 1979, not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city continue to live a full life.
Privileged by its location, Split is an important transportation hub – easily reached by sea, road, rail and air.
In recent years, Split has become a tourist centre, but it is also an important Croatian and Mediterranean cultural centre. Along numerous galleries, cinemas, multimedia centre and three theatres, Split offers a rich variety of cultural events, among which the most famous are Split Summer Festival, Marulić Days, the Book of the Mediterranean, three film festivals for film-lovers: Split Film Festival, Mediterranean Film Festival and Archaeology Film Festival.