Split is located on the Adriatic coast, on the peninsula in central Dalmatia. Split is not only surrounded on three sides by the sea, but is also marked by the surrounding mountains, Mosor in the northeast, Kozjak in the northwest and the hill Marjan, one of the most important symbols of the city, on the west side of the peninsula - near the old town.
Split, as a city on the sea, with a mild Mediterranean climate and 2.700 sunny hours in a year, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia.
It this second largest city in Croatia and administrative centre of Split-Dalmatia County, there are around 180 thousand inhabitants. Split is also the second biggest university centre in Croatia and has the second highest number of diplomatic, consular or representative offices of international organizations in Croatia. It also well known for its most successful athletes who won Olympic, World and European medals in swimming, water polo, rowing, sailing, soccer, basketball, handball, athletics, martial arts ...
The story of Split lasts for the last 17 centuries, ever since the Roman emperor Diocletian chose this peninsula near the then large Roman town of Salona to build a palace to peacefully spend the last years of his life. The Palace slowly grew over the years and became a town, which today attracts with its rich tradition, glorious history and the beauty of natural and cultural heritage. In 1979 Diocletian's Palace and the entire historical core of Split were listed on the UNESCO world heritage list which clearly demonstrates how valuable Split is even worldwide.
Split is a city for which it is evident that it lives a specific life in a special slow rhythm to which it is easy to adapt in no time. In Split, you have the feeling that every day is a holiday - squares, restaurants and cafes are constantly packed with people. There is also the unavoidable Split promenade "Riva", which in summer will refresh you with the summer breeze while in winter months its Mediterranean sun as a warm winter coat will protect you from cold. In short – in Split you will always feel at home.