Split is the economic and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia, with about 200,000 inhabitants is the largest ferry port. For many years the city was treated as a point on the transit routes towards the islands and resorts of Central Dalmatia. It is also the jumping-off point for exploration of the coast and islands of the beautiful Croatian Adriatic.
The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. The importance of Diocletian’s Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. Split’s growth became particularly rapid in the 7th century, when the inhabitants of the destroyed Greek and Roman metropolis Salonae (present-day Solin) took refuge within its walls. The lovely ruins of Solin outside the city can still be explored today. In the Middle Ages, Split was an autonomous commune. Many of Split’s historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, numerous museums, the National Theatre, and old churches and other archeological sites in the Split region make it an important cultural attraction.
The city’s treasures were hidden behind the walls of Diocletian’s palace, and tourists would at best whizz round its narrow streets before catching their ferry. Today’s tourists know, however, that Split’s narrow streets hide a multitude of treasures. Small boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes sometimes literally built into those ancient walls provide an environment where the breath of history mingles with contemporary design and the attractive Dalmatian lifestyle. If you choose to explore the secrets of Split, on those warm stone pavements you’ll bump into Roman warriors and even Emperor Diocletian himself, and all the while you’ll be accompanied by the harmonious melodies of the Dalmatian a capella choirs. Give in to the scent of fish on the barbecue and enjoy a fresh, natural lunch with olive oil and home made wine. After lunch, do as the locals do and enjoy a nap while the heat of the day gives way to a golden afternoon. On the city beach, perhaps you can join in a game of the local sport picigin, or relax in the shade of scented pines on the Marjan peninsula. All of this means that Split, more than ever before, is a serious rival to an adventure on those very beautiful islands.
Split is a busy port, with an international airport and regular ferry services with the nearby islands, the north and south Adriatic, Italy and Greece. The merchant and passenger ships of the Split shipyards may be encountered in almost all the seas of the world. In addition, the city has large chemical works, metallurgy plants, and workshops for the production of solar cells. The fertile fields around Split represent a good base for agriculture, while cultural monuments, superb landscapes and unparalleled seascapes make it a tourist’s wonderland. Split is also a university seat and host to numerous scientific institutions. It’s a hard task to plan a wedding; it’s even harder to plan a destination wedding. That’s why we are here to help you plan, organize and coordinate a perfect wedding, free from stress and any worries. We handle each step of the wedding, starting with planning, organization and finishing with coordination. We work with the best vendors and coordinate their work in order to ensure the desired outcome – your dream wedding! We keep contact communication with our couples, so you’re always in the loop of what’s going on and how are your ideas and wishes being fulfilled. Trust us with your wedding, spare your time, do not worry and enjoy the perfect day stress free!