City of Split
Croatia's 2nd largest city, Split is the
centre of Dalmatia
The city of Split, located in
Dalmatia region on Croatian coastline, is
the second largest city in Croatia.
It is more central than Dubrovnik, with many road and ferry connections to the rest of Croatia and parts of Europe.
Its recently upgraded airport Resnik handles more than 2 million passengers per year.
| Exploring the city
The Dalmatian city of Split offers
extended getaway deals with many hotels conveniently located near the city centre. This includes Le
Meridien Lav, as one of the finest hotels in Split.
Hotels in Split
city is alive with music, theatre, shopping and dining opportunities, many of which are within a
walking distance of Split hotels. You can easily find those that suit your
Hotel Accommodation in
Discover more hotels in this seaside town, that offer some of the best holiday
accommodation in the Mediterranean. These are all located close
to the town centre.
Whether your enjoy the usual holiday attractions, such as beaches,
coffee shops, and restaurants, or something worth exploring as old architectural monuments, Split
has it all.
You will find a number of great hotels in Split
city, catering for budget conscious traveller, as well as
luxury hotel accommodation, such as Le Meridien Lav hotel.
There are many interesting sights in Split, including
Archaeological Museum, Marjan Forest Park, and Mestrovic Gallery, to name a few. Plus the famous
Palace of Diocletian.
The name of Split
How Split got its name? There are a few theories on that. It's hard to ascertain
which one is a correct one, but it's interesting to learn about stories behind the name of Split.
Split is home to Diocletian Palace, as it's well known.
The Latin word for 'palace' is 'palatium', which is a possible origin for the name Split. Even today Italians
call the city Spalato. Combine the two words and you're close to the name of Split, as the locals call
The other influence in its name could be the Greek influence. Split was originally
founded as Aspalathos, the Greek colony, possibly as early as in the 3rd century BC. The name seems to have been
based on a local shrub 'calicotome spinosa', which is locally known as brnistra. The Greeks called the shrub
Whatever its origina, the name is certainly original and easy to remember,
especially for English speaking visitors. And contrary to what some jockingly say, it's nothing to do with the famous 'banana split' cake or ice-cream.
|The city of Split has become one
of the major tourist destinations in Croatia,
providing excellent travel connections by air, land and sea with the rest of Croatia
and with some of major cities of Europe.