Split (Croatian pronunciation: [splît]; see other names) is the second-largest city of Croatia. It lies on the Dalmatian coast, the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. A popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula City with its surrounding cities has population about 350 000 people, a wider area of influence gravitates around 1 000 000 people (Dalmatia,parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Home to Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 AD, the city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. It became a prominent settlement around 650 AD when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona. After the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was... Find out more →