Split is the biggest city in Dalmatia, with a more than 1700 years long history. The very heart of Split is built around the ancient palace of the Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 4th century. The central square of the palace is occupied by the Jupiter’s temple or the today’s cathedral, which is the oldest building of its kind in the world. Once you pass through the basements of the Palace, today filled with numerous stands offering unique hand-made souvenirs, you will reach the famous Riva – the coastal promenade and the so called „living room“ of Split, the central venue for all the city’s events and happenings. During the summer Split hosts the Nights of Emperor Diocletian, aiming to revive the historical period of the Diocletian’s rule in a fun way through typical food and fashion. Each year you can also enjoy the Split Summer, a festival offering a rich programme of culture and art.
Trogir, only half an hour from Split, is an exceptionally well preserved town from the Middle Ages, built on the site of the ancient Greek settlement Tragurion, with many buildings that bear witness to its rich history. Next to the Cathedral of St. Lovro, with the portal of Master Radovan, are the Town Loggia from the 15th century, the Ćipiko Palace, the Town Hall and the 11th century Benedictine Monastery.