is the second-largest city of Croatia
and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, with about 300,000 people living in its urban area. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. The urban area includes the surrounding towns and settlements: Okrug, Seget, Trogir, Kaštela, Solin, Podstrana, Dugi Rat and Omiš, while the metro area adds Marina, Primorski Dolac, Prgomet, Lećevica, Klis, Dugopolje, Dicmo, Trilj and Sinj. Welcome to Split, Croatia! Welcome to Split, one of the fastest developing tourism cities in Europe, and we are here to tell you why! Once known as The Gateway to the Islands, Split has come into its own as a destination in recent years, passing one million overnight stays in the first 10 months of 2014 alone. Looking for history? Immerse yourself in 1700 years of history of a palace of a Roman Emperor. Islands? Split is the gateway to Dalmatian jewels such as Hvar, Brac and Vis. Beaches? Your choices of entry into the pristine Adriatic are enviable.