#1 Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is not just a Croatian attraction, but is considered one of the world’s best preserved Roman monuments. Diocletian included homes for thousands of Split residents who worked at his palace. Now, at this historic site, you will find unique shops with high-end goods as well as the wares of local craftsmen. You can view the Roman-style changing of the guard, buy a refreshing beverage at a bar, snack in a café, or dine in a full-service restaurant, all on the palace grounds.
#2 Romp in the Sea and Bask in the Sun
The water is warm enough to swim in almost year-round. With approximately 12 hours of daily sunshine in May and June, and 13 hours a day in July and August, a before breakfast swim may be on your morning agenda. The pebble-strewn beaches keep the water clear.
#3 The Split Summer Festival
This is a time for opera and ballet performances at the National Theatre. In the gardens, musicians greet you with classical tunes. In Old Town, you will find Croatian groups singing traditional Dalmatian songs.
#4 Marajan Hill
Follow the path through this peninsular nature park with its pine and cypress trees growing out of its rocky slopes. The view of the town and the sea from the top of Marajan Hill will take your breath away. You can rest and sip coffee at the hilltop café to give you time to fully appreciate the incredible panorama before you.
#5 The Food, the Wine, and the Sea
Linger over coffee or a glass of wine at a café overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the seafront promenade of Riva. Like most Croatian towns, you can feast on seafood. If you prefer a meatless, fishless entrée, try Soparnik, a dough filled with vegetables, baked on a fireplace, and topped with olive oil and garlic. Enjoy your meal with a glass of Putlaj wine from the local Split winery.