Host festival is the city Split, the second largest city in Croatia. The city center of Split is the old Diocletian's palace from the 4th century AD (under UNESCO’s protection since 1979), which makes it a unique example in the world. Split is an important Croatian, Mediterranean cultural center, second largest university center in Croatia and after Zagreb has the highest number of diplomatic, consular or representative offices of international organizations in Croatia.
Natural Beauty Croatia is one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe. Croatia is blessed with outstanding natural beauty and it is a real pearl of the Balkan Peninsula with numerous historical parks and protected nature and national parks. In terms of geography alone, Split stands out. The unique combination of rolling hills, the ocean, forests, and a great climate make it a true gem in the European crown.