Split and its surroundings

Split is located in the Split-Dalmatia County, the largest county in Croatia situated in the central South. The county includes Zagora, a region with multiple karst fields, separated by a mountain range from the narrow, densely populated coastal region and the central Dalmatian islands. It is connected with the rest of Croatia by the new Split-Zadar-Karlovac-Zagreb highway and railway, while the Split-Resnik Airport connects the Split-Dalmatia County with most European capitals. Air connectivity is even better during the tourist season, which is also the time when the ferries to the nearby islands are more frequent. The most significant centre in the county is Split, the point of intersection of sea, road, railway and air transportation. The city port has increasingly more passengers, and it is the third largest port in the Mediterranean, serving over four million passengers a year.

Split itself is located in one of the sunniest parts of central Mediterranean. The pleasant sub-Mediterranean climate with up to 2700 sunny days a year, an abundance of natural beauties in the close vicinity which are easily reachable due to good transport connectivity, and extremely rich cultural heritage, makes Split a popular tourist destination. Split is proudest of its 1700 years old Diocletian Palace that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is notable for becoming part of the daily life rhythm – the rooms have been turned into restaurants, shops, galleries and cultural institutions. A park-forest Marjan grows out of the centre of the city and abounds in fabulous beaches, while a fifteen-kilometres-long promenade by the sea makes summer walks in the refreshing sea breeze unforgettable.

Dalmatian islands have always attracted many tourists from all over the world who have been coming here to find refuge from the hectic and noisy everyday life. Let’s mention only a few: Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island, is popular with the world elite, while Brač boasts the most famous Croatian beach that changes its shape under different sea currents. All islands are graced with many natural beauties, beautiful beaches, rich vegetation and crystal-clear sea, so it is not surprising that they are considered as some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world.