Split holidays show off the best of Croatia – impressive architecture, turquoise water and a too-hip-to-skip bar scene.
Coastal crown jewel
The Dalmatian Coast
's home to many a seaside beauty, but Split might just be Croatia
's most popular. The city's a hub of boutique shops, lively bars and fine dining, all wrapped in old-world charm. If the terracotta roofs and historical sights don't steal your heart, the swish marina and palm-lined promenade will.
Fit for a throne
There are certainly a few sights worth seeing in Split's old town, but among them, Diocletian's Palace stands out as a must. Dating back to the early 4th century, it's one of the world's best-preserved and most spectacular Roman structures. If you've time, organise a guide to give you the full history.
Raise a glass
If you fancy escaping the city for a while, pay a visit to the Putalj Winery – not that anyone needs an excuse for this trip. It's a 25-minute taxi ride, but worth the journey for a tantalising tasting menu. Alternatively, sample the favours from a bar on the prom.
The nearby island of Hvar
might have a reputation for all-hours partying, but Split certainly provides tough competition. With cosy bars, bass-thumping clubs and everything in between, the city offers an option to let loose and live it up no matter what your vibe is.