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The Split Riviera seems to be the starting point where nature started creatingits masterpiece; in this small area one can find the mix of seemingly irreconcilable opposites. High mountain ranges descend all the way to the crystal clear waters. Shady forests are just a few kilometers away from the sunny coves.

Along the shore of the Split Riviera a series of sandy and pebble beaches stretch like an endless golden necklace. Small fishing villages are situated along the ancient olive groves and vineyards, while the river Cetina from its impressive canyon reigns overthe high mountains of the Omiš hinterland that provides a breathtaking view of the archipelago of Central Dalmatia, including the islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Vis.

If you ask the inhabitants of Split what they think about their hometown, they will certainly tell you that this is "the most beautiful city in the world". In order for you to find out if that is really true, you need to see it for yourself.

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1. Diocletian's Palace

1. Diocletian's Palace

If you are in Split, it is impossible to miss the Diocletian's Palace which is enlisted among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe.

The great Roman Emperor Diocletian wanted Split to be the place of his retirement. Delighted by the beauty of the town, he ordered the construction of a huge fortified mansion that exudes immense imperial power which you can witness by exploring this architectural wonder.

Take a peek into the cellars of Diocletian's Palace and you will be impressed by howfull of lifethey are today.

2. The Marjan Forest Park

2. The Marjan Forest Park

It is often said that Split is "the town beneath Marjan," which shows how much it means to the Town of Split.

Marjan is a hill, a peninsula and a forest park that stretches along the western part of the Town where visitors and citizens can find peace and escape from their daily tasks.

In addition to sport and recreation, also explore churches, fortresses, museums and enjoy a view that is simply breathtaking.

3. The Split Summer Festival

3. The Split Summer Festival

The Town of Split organizes a traditional festival which includes drama, opera, ballet and concert performances.

It has been enriching the Town for years with a multitude of diverse cultural content that has been attracting tourists from all over the world.

4. Days of Diocletian

4. Days of Diocletian

A unique event that will take you back in the times of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and evoke a way of life at that time.

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5. The Cathedral and Bell Tower of Sv. Duje (Saint Domnius)

5. The Cathedral and Bell Tower of Sv. Duje (Saint Domnius)

There is a cathedral of Saint Domnius, the patron saint of the Town of Split,which is located in the middle of Diocletian's Palace. It is important to note that the Roman Emperor Diocletian was a persecutor of Christians, and yet the oldest Christian building of this type is situated in his town today.

The 1700 year-old cathedral was originally Diocletian's mausoleum which was later turned into a Christian church. The Bell Tower of Saint Domnius, the biggest bell tower in Dalmatia, built in stone lace, is a real masterpiece located next to the Cathedral.

Climb the Bell Tower and experience the unforgettable view from the top.

6. The Flea Market and the Fish Market

6. The Flea Market and the Fish Market

The spirit of the Town can be experienced in the best way by visiting the so-called Pazar, the outdoor market place in Split where the scent of fruit and vegetables rises from every corner. The atmosphere of this place will give you the most accurate image of the climate.

Peškarija (the fish market in Split), located at the center of the Town, is a favorite meeting place for the citizens of Split. Delicious fresh fish that you will find on the menus of restaurants in Split was most probably bought at this fish market that offers a variety of fish species caught in the Adriatic Sea. Note that this is surely the only fish market in the world without flies.

7. The Sustipan Memorial Park

7. The Sustipan Memorial Park

This beautiful park represents a green oasis of peace above the Town of Split from which one can enjoy a spectacular view of the islands and the entire Town of Split. Visit Sustipan in the evening and enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world.

8. A coffee on the Split’s Promenade called Riva

8. A coffee on the Split’s Promenade called Riva

Coffee drinking in Split is a part of lifestyle which you will experience in the best way by having a cup of coffee at the Split’s Promenade (Riva). Here people drink coffee for hours, and walking up and down Riva will allow you to experience the mentality of Split.

Sit along the Promenade, order a cup of coffee and enjoy the sun and the sea in a relaxed, stress-free way, as every citizen of Split does.

9. Beaches in Split

9. Beaches in Split

Bačvice is definitely the most famous sandy beach in Split that will excite and delight children.

Throughout the year the most popular game in Split called Piciginis played here. Step in the shoal and familiarize yourself with this unique sport that was established in Split at the very beach of Bačvice.

10. The Town of Dugi Rat

10. The Town of Dugi Rat

Visit Dugi Rat, which is not far from Split, and is ideal for families with small children since it has beautiful sandy beaches.

The Brač Channel Aquatorium with the view of Dugi Rat allows boaters, windsurfers and water skiers to have an adventurous vacation with numerous sports facilities available.

The Cetina River, which is nearby, runs through an impressive canyon, and is one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia for kayaking, rafting, rock climbing and fishing.

11. The Town of Omiš

11. The Town of Omiš

This old pirate town, situated 30 kilometers away from the Town of Split, has a stunning geographical position since it is surrounded by the mountains, rivers and the sea.

Listen to a traditional Dalmatian a cappella music at the festival that takes place almost throughout the entire summer.

The fortress of Mirabela, which is a must-see, with a view of the entire old part of the Town and the entire Brač Channel.

12. The Town of Podstrana

12. The Town of Podstrana

Peace, quiet, shade, the scent of pine trees and the crystal clear sea are a pleasant getaway fromthe hustle and bustle of big cities, while the proximity of Dalmatian towns offers enjoyable cultural and entertainment events with many theatrical performances and concerts.

13. The Town of Rogoznica

13. The Town of Rogoznica

The Town of Rogoznica, located in the middle of the Dalmatian coastline, is a perfect destination due to its long coastline and its geographical position. It is a quiet Mediterranean place ideal for vacation with family and friends.

It is often said that this is one of the most beautiful and safest ports in the Adriatic.

14. The Town of Trogir

14. The Town of Trogir

A town of happy moments, only a few kilometers away from the airport of Split, is a must see and a perfect place in which to enjoy a walkalong the streets with a rich, centuries-old history.

Accommodation on Split riviera

Villa Živana

Villa Živana

Family accommodation Active accommodation Budget accommodation

Location: Dugi Rat
Category: ***
Total number of beds: 4+1


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Villa Martinis

Villa Martinis

Family accommodation

Location: Rogoznica
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8+2+5


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Villa Ivana

Villa Ivana

Location: Split
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 6+2+1


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Villa Mermaid

Villa Mermaid

Limited mobility accommodation

Location: Podstrana
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 9+1


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Villa Spalatina

Villa Spalatina

Location: Split
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8


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Villa Splendida

Villa Splendida

Location: Splitska
Category: *****
Total number of beds: 8+2


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Villa Ojdana

Villa Ojdana

Location: Plano - Trogir
Category: *****
Total number of beds: 8+2


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Villa Natalia

Villa Natalia

Location: Split
Category: *****
Total number of beds: 10


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Villa Tina

Villa Tina

Lokacija: Slatine
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 12


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