Escape to Split and alongside the beauty and history of Croatia’s so-called second city, you will experience the exuberant buzz of Dalmatian life, superb bars, fine dining restaurants and shops – all wrapped within ancient palace walls.
Between mountains and ocean, a city break in Split offers the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary.
Things to do
Split hosts an exciting range of events throughout the year. Whenever you choose to visit for a luxury city break, you are likely to encounter a festival or celebration. In February the streets are filled with costumed dancers for the traditional Carnival, while May sees a mass celebration for the Feast of St Duje – also known as Split Day.
From the luxury of your boutique hotel you will be able to discover 1700 years of history that begins with the Diocletian’s Palace. It’s regarded as one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments and is the nucleus of this fascinating place. From Roman province to Byzantine hub and free city, Split vividly showcases its past.
Split’s famed landmark is the Roman palace. Facing the harbour, it is where you are likely to spend much of your city break – it’s the very heart of the city from where you can wander a labyrinth of streets packed with bars, shops and restaurants.
Seek out the imposing statue of Gregorius of Nin and rub the well polished left big toe – it is said to guarantee you’ll be back.
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