Originally built around the vast Diocletian Palace for a retired Roman Emperor in 295 AD, Split’s Roman heritage is clearly evident in its temples and city walls. It’s just a quick 10-minute walk from the Split cruise terminal to Split old town, located within the walls of the palace and most of the city’s historical sights are located here. The Palace is certainly worth a visit as is the city’s Cathedral and adjoining bell tower built before the 16th century and offering magnificent views of the old town.
Keen to stretch your legs? Take a 20-minute walk along the coast or visit the St. Jeronimus caves and church, located an hour from the Diocletian Palace. Split is also a great base from which to visit medieval Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 27km from the city with its 13th century Romanesque cathedral, charming cobblestone streets, medieval stone buildings and attractive seafront promenade. Don’t forget to taste the local Soparnik delicacy, a round calzone-type dish filled with Swiss chard and red onion, and topped with olive oil and garlic.
It’s just a quick 10-minute walk from the Split cruise terminal to Split old town, located within the walls of the palace and most of the city’s historical sights are located here.