Croatia is back on the map of places you simply need to see. This spectacular country offers a unique combination of natural wonders, such as rugged coves and picture-perfect beaches, to castles, cafes and medieval towns. Croatia has it all!

A perfect example of its splendor is Croatia’s second largest city, Split. It is a rare combination of  modern life and ancient history- with ruins dating back to the Roman Empire.

There is so much to see and do that you might not be able to fit it all into one trip. To narrow it down, we have put together a list of 5 Things About Split, Croatia that Will Enchant You:

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace

The Palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as being one of the most magnificent Roman ruins on the planet. To top that off, it is alive as a home to over 3 000 people as the town of Split grew up around Diocletian’s Palace.

Getting the Best View of the City

Climb the Bell Tower of St. Domnius located within Diocletian’s Palace. Constructed in the 7th Century, it is regarded as the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the world.

Taking a Journey Through the old town

The old town of Split takes you away on a journey through little streets and cobblestoned lanes. Spend some time in “The People’s Square” where you can enjoy a selection of cafes and restaurants.

Taking a Leisurely Stroll along the Riva Promenade

Riva is Croatia’s main ferry port and one of the favourite spots in the city. It is lined with palm trees and runs the length of the Old Town. Feast your eyes on colourful buildings, views of the Adriatic and unforgettable sunsets.

Going back in time with Kliss Fortress

This ancient fortress is the site of legendary battles with the Knights Templar, Ottomans and Mongols. These ruins now sit high of a hillside and provide a panoramic view of Split and the Dalmatian Coast

This is only a small snap shot of what Split, Croatia has to offer. To find out more, follow our next blog piece on the top activities to do in this magnificent destination.