Second-largest of Croatia’s cities and largest in the Dalmatia region, Split is also one of the oldest cities in the region at more than 1,700 years old. The city’s roots lie in the foundation of Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace in what is today the heart of the city’s old town, but also in the earlier Ancient Greek colony of Aspalathos. Visitors arriving on cheap flights to Split will discover a city rich in history and culture, a warm and welcoming destination as ideal for sightseeing as it is for soaking up sun on the beach.
As well as its abundance of historic treasures, splendid beaches, and the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, Split has also become popular for its nightlife. Much of this centres on the Bacvice entertainment complex on the waterfront or in the old town. The city is also an excellent base from which to reach nearby islands Hvar and Brac, noted for their lively club and bar scenes which peak during the summer months.