Split is an ancient town, founded by the Romans, that is remarkably well preserved. Although the beginnings of Split are traditionally associated with the construction of Diocletian's Palace in 305 CE, the city was founded in the 4th century BCE as the Greek colony of Aspálathos, or Spálathos. Visitors to the town often become overwhelmed with a sense of history as they roam the streets.
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.
Croatian culture is about relaxing, getting in touch with art, and expanding your list of experiences. There are literally hundreds of galleries and exhibitions on at any time. In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The University of Split (Croatian: Sveučilište u Splitu) was founded in 1974. In the last few years it has grown to a big extent.
The Croatian gastronomy, especially along the coast and on the islands, is based on the tradition of natural and healthy Mediterranean food that is rich with vegetables, olive oil, fish, shells, wine, goat and sheep cheese, citrus fruit, marasca cherries, grapes, figs and almonds.
Our cuisine is known for the way the food is prepared, and nutritionists consider it to be extremely healthy. And of course, one thing you cannot avoid whether eating salty or sweet food is a quality Croatian wine.
Split is known for having one of the most vibrant party scenes in Europe. A unique combination of bars, clubs, live bands and performances will entice you to party after a few quiet café drinks. The culture is fairly liberal, and people are very relaxed.