Split is a city in Central Dalmatia, Croatia with just over 200,000 inhabitants. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace/fort built for the retired Roman emperor Diocletian) where the locals sought refuge centuries ago. Despite initial appearances, however, the city is not a small tourist town, and extends over a large area well beyond the ancient core. With over 300,000 people in the wider bay area, its the economic hub of the eastern Adriatic shoreline (the unofficial "capital" of Dalmatia). Wandering the historic center of Split you can still clearly see the Roman walls, squares, and temples. Because of its ideal climate with more than 2.600 hours of sunlight each year, local people have named their city "Mediterranean flower". 

Split is an important Croatian cultural center and the second largest university center in Croatia, just after Croatian capital - Zagreb. Also, it is the second largest city in Croatia by the number of diplomatic and consular missions, and representative offices of international organizations. As  one of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia, Split has a strong shipbuilding, construction and manufacturing industry.

Split is the birthplace of many famous Croatian sports people who have won Olympic, World and European medals in swimming , water polo, rowing , sailing, soccer, basketball, handball and athletics. Therefore, local people tend to address Split "the sportiest city in the world". The most popular sport institution is the football club Hajduk. The whole city is painted with the club's colors and logo. This is done by Torcida, the oldest supporters group in Europe, established in 1950.

Split is a city where you feel as if every day is a holiday for the city squares, markets and coffee shops are just so full of people. On the other hand, Split is the city where you experience a unique slow and steady rhythm of living known as „fjaka“. The unavoidable Riva Promenade offers a refreshing breeze in summer, and a magical Mediterranean sun in winter, and by doing so, it secretly traps every traveler's mind making them understand Split feels like home.