Decidedly more buzzing with life than Dubrovnik, Split on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is a dynamic city with a balmy Mediterranean climate, lots of character and hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered. The medieval Old Town is home to the majestic Roman ruins at Diocletian's Palace, while Bacvice Beach and the palm tree-lined Riva Harbour waterfront and promenade show off the city's glamorous side.
Whether you're planning to visit Split for the annual Summer Festival or you're simply stopping by during a Croatian island hopping trip, this lively metropolis is definitely worth taking some time out for.
Croatia as a whole has seen a bump in tourism recently thanks to its spectacular beaches, lively summer festivals and many UNESCO-listed sites. Split is situated smack bang in the middle of the country's Adriatic coastline, making it the perfect base for exploring some amazing sites like the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the ancient town of Trogir.
What's more, there are plenty of direct flights from the UK and other European countries to Split (the flight time from London is just two and a half hours), and the city is an easy 30-minute drive from the airport.