About Split

Perceived as the capital of coastal Croatia, Split is a city where ancient past connects with modern lifestyle. It was founded in 4th century by Emperor Diocletian, who decided to construct a luxurious palace on Adriatic coast. Today, more than millennia and a half later, the palace is still existent, serving as a one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

But fascinating construction is only one of the reasons to put down your anchor in Dalmatian city. After all, Split has provided scenery for popular Tv-Series ‘Game of Thrones’. The shrine of Roman god Jupiter (transformed into Christian baptistery in the 6th century), the Cathedral of St. Domnius (formerly, the Emperor’s mausoleum), the Square of Prokurative and numerous surrounding forts and keeps also contribute to city’s fable-like vibe.

Add wild nightlife, outdoor parties, numerous opportunities for cultural, gastronomic and sport experience, and you’ll understand why people who visit Split promise to return to its urban shores.


Watch a Gorgeous Photo of Perseids in Split

The Perseids are annual meteor shower that usually decorates the nightkies in mid-July. Also called the Tears of Saint Lawrence, these falling lights are eagerly awaited by astronomers and romantics alike. It is very common in Croatia to organize stargazing gatherings associated with this phenomenon, especially next to observatories such as the one in Groznjan. But the photo above has been taken more south, between beautiful towns of Split and Trogir. The author is a passionate 22-year old photographer Ivan Gracin who took it a few days ago, during this year’s Perseids shower. He took several photos, later forming them into a single image that captures the entire experience. Do you have your own impressive photographs of Croatia? Share them…

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