is the largest city in the Dalmatia region with a moderately dense population in its urban area. The city is also one of the biggest in Croatia
, and it is located beautifully on the Adriatic Sea shore and extends into the central peninsula with links into the Adriatic Islands and Apennine Peninsula. The city remains a bustling tourist hub in the country to date.
The city of Split is a blend of the ancient and modern architecture, complete with the iconic Diocletian's Palace, a fortress-like architectural structure in the heart of the city that dates back into the 4th century. More than two hundred other ancient remaining architectures blend in with the modern skyscrapers overlooking the blue water of the sea to elicit a stunning view.
The magnificent modern waterfront features numerous hotels, beach clubs, and beach houses crowned with rows and rows of palm trees. The all-white iconic Narodni Trg forms one of the most visited spots, and it overlooks the clock tower, as do the numerous museums around the city where historical artifacts and works of renowned people can be viewed from.
Split prides itself in a deep history and steady growth over the years, through the Hungarian period, the Venetian period, the Byzantine period, as well as through the Bosnia and Bribir Count Periods. Unique masterpieces for these eras are available in most museums in the city.
Split is located on a peninsula with the Gulf of Kastela and the Split Channel as its surroundings, complete with the mountainous regions of Marjan, Kozjak, and Mosor. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate that is Köppen classified as Cfa, with a border on the Mediterranean climate of Köppen classification Csa. The weather is typical of hot, humid and moderately dry summers and mild, tolerable, and wet winters.
Rainfall in Split is experienced differently during the seasons, with only minimal light showers during summer and moderately heavy rainfall during winter. The wettest month is November
, just as winter kicks in, with a rain gauge reading of approximately 113mm (4.4") and as many as twelve rainfall days. The driest month, on the other hand, is July
with a low reading on precipitation of 26mm (1") and only five rainfall days.
During winter, from mid-November to February
, Split becomes cold at night and in the early mornings as the temperature drops to 5°C (41°F), but gets warmer during the day with the mercury stretching to 12°C (53.6°F) on average. Since most of the rainfall is experienced during winter, Split registers cloudy skies and moderately dark afternoons with approximately three and a half sunshine hours per day although it may feel colder than registered when the Bora winds set in from the Adriatic Sea.
During summer, from May
, the temperature becomes warmer as the mercury stretches to the range of 19°C (66.2°F) and 32°C (89.6°F). Outdoors continue with numerous activities and binge swimming in the 25°C (77°F) warm sea water. The sunshine hours go up as high as ten per day, and seeing that summer has elongated daylight hours, outdoors goes on up to late into the night.
The peak of the travel period is between May and September, during summer. Spring and autumn are transitional and come with mild weather with both summer and winter extremes absent.