With the rugged Dalmatian mountains as a backdrop and the azure Adriatic Sea lapping its shores, Split is emerging as one of the must-see cities of Europe.
Come for the scenery and fall in love with the people who know how beautiful their city is and are proud to show it off.
It’s a magnificent blend of antiquity and modernity, with the relics of its time as part of the Roman Empire celebrated as much as the al fresco wining and dining that tourists expect.
Don’t miss the islands dotting its coastline; they’re easy to get to from the mainland – even for a day trip – and truly stunning.
1. THE RIVA, SPLIT
There’s always a buzz on this wide, palm tree-lined promenade abutting the Adriatic but it certainly ramps up come late afternoon.