When the Emperor Diocletian considered retirement, he could think of no better place than an old Greek settlement called Aspalathos near his hometown of Salona where the climate was perfect for relieving his many ailments. Located in central Dalmatia, what later became known as Split is a city that has it all. Known locally as the "most beautiful city in the world", Split is an exuberant city that offers visitors a unique blend of ancient and modern, with Roman ruins situated next to trendy cafes, and the grand Diocletian palace housing dozens of modern bars, restaurants, and shops. But what makes this city so alluring to thousands of visitors every year, isn't just the extensive history or fascinating open-air museums, but its close proximity to an array of idyllic islands, delicious local cuisine, and of course, the ever-growing drawcard of filming locations for the worldwide phenomena of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Transport to Split
The historical center of Split including the Diocletian's Palace is mostly pedestrianized and while the heart of Split is relatively small in size, you will be required to walk a fair amount. Public transport in Split is limited only to buses which can be used to visit nearby towns including Klis Fortress. But for most visitors, public transport is not needed.
Travel to nearby islands is by ferry or catamaran which run frequently from Split's harbor which is approximately a short 5-10 minute walk east of the historical center.