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from Sea

10 Min
from Split

15 Min
from Port

15 Min
from BUS station

20 Min
from A1 highway

30 Min
from Split Airport

Split and region

Split is the biggest city in Dalamatia and second largest in Croatia. According to last census from 2011. Split has 178192 residents. It is second croatian port and third port on Mediterranean considering number of passengers.

Split is administrative centre of Split-dalamatian region and 3 southern regions gravitate to it, as well as parts of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Lora port on the north side of the city is also the centre of Croatian Navy. City centre is based in Diocletian Palace built in 4th century(under UNECO protection since 1979) whivh is unique example in the world.

Although begining of Split is mainly linked with building of Diocletian Palace, archeological findings proove that this area has been populated long before Diocletian. It is possible that there was one of Greek colonies here and possibly an Iliric settlement.

Diocletian, roman emperor from 284. to 305., grew in humble family and was originly named Diokles. He is well known as great reformer of Roman Empire because he introduced simultaneous rule of 4 people. He pursued christians and considered himself a god. Big palace in Split was built for his retirement(he was the only roman emperor who stepped down without compulsion).

Diocletian Palace is the biggest and best preserved palace in the world from the Roman period. Eastern and western wall are 216 m, southern 181m and northern is 175 m long. Servants and army lived in northern part of the palace and emperor lived in southern part of the palace. In servis was aqueduct which is partly in service even today. Newest theory claims that the palace was never a place just for rest. It was also a wool factory. In 480. last west-roman emperor Julius Nepot(often named Romul Avgustul ‘ruled’ only in Italy). One street in Split is named after him.