History buffs, culture vultures, foodies and night owls will all love spending holidays in Split and in the resorts along its surrounding coastline. Set between the rocky Dinaric Mountains and the glimmering Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s second largest city is a lively, friendly place blessed with extraordinary historic treasures, fantastic beaches, a great food scene and exciting nightlife. The stunning old town is a living, breathing history lesson, dominated as it is by an awe-inspiring, UNESCO-protected Roman palace and buildings commissioned by the Emperor Diocletian in AD305. You’ll find more Roman relics nearby, plus a glorious cathedral and fascinating archaeological museum. Other attractions include the narrow, stone streets, bustling markets, a lovely, tree-lined promenade and a huge number of tavernas, cafes and restaurants serving local Dalmatian cuisine and wine. Rounding things off are delightful sandy beaches on the edges of town and excellent nightlife focused on chic bars, cocktail spots and waterfront clubs.