What: Second-largest city in Croatia, built around Old Town and home to famous Adriatic islands of Hvar and Brac.
Where: Nestled on the south Adriatic coast, Croatia.
Top Notch: Old Town, Diocletian’s Palace and Bell Tower, islands, weather, parties.
Currency: Croatian kuna.
Snapshot: Hot Adriatic beaches, islands and Roman ruins are Split’s proclaimed attractions. And they’re all there, along with a million tourists and lads-holiday-makers. After getting over this unpleasant surprise, you’re free to enjoy the Diocletian Palace, awesome views from its Bell Tower, the islands of Hvar and Brac and the sweat-wrenching heat.