Split, Croatia

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Currencykuna (HRK)
Local languageCroatian
Country Croatia

Introduction

Croatia’ s second-largest urban centre and a popular holiday destination, Split was originally founded as a Greek Colony. It lies on eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by little seaside villages and has over 200,000 inhabitants. It offers a wealth of Roman ruins ( such as Diocletian's Palace, an UNESCO World Heritage Site) and museums such as the Town Museum, where you can find out more about the history of Split (you’ll find a variety coats of arms, weapons, furniture, coins and documents) or the Archaeological Museum( Croatia’s oldest museum)which offers fascinating arte facts from the Roman and early Christian period.


Split also offers a number of beaches: The sandiest, busiest and the youngest beach is Bacvice Beach. Calmer, and maybe prettier (although a bit narrow and rocky) than Bacvice Beach is Kasjuni beach (at the foot of Marjan hill). Tranquil Bene beach, known for its family atmosphere also offers tennis courts, pony rides and a playground and picnic facilities.

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