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Split

Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide

Split in Croatia, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide

CROATIA

Fall in Love at Split's Diocletian Palace

Croatia's historic, seaside city of Split lies on the Adriatic Coast, a picturesque city of ancient Roman ruins, vibrant beaches and charming eateries. Remnants of the city's past as a property of Rome, France, Venetia, Austria, Italy and Yugoslavia remain as UNESCO heritage sites, from the Grgur Ninski Statue to the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Don't miss a visit to the magnificent Diocletian Palace, the city's main attraction and a fitting testament to Split's unique place in European history. Wander around Split's many town squares, from the musical Peristil to the romantic Narodni Trg, which is overlooked by a Roman clock tower and the city hall, and stop by Nostromo, where you can experience Split's finest seafood. Bask in the sun while strolling along the seaside promenade, where couples may stop for drinks at one of many cafes or where, at night, parades may pass. A handful of islands, including Solta and Brac, are reachable by ferry year-round. A trip here wouldn't be complete without quality time spent at its pristine beaches — don't miss Bacvice beach, a hotspot at the center of the city!

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Photo courtesy of the Croatian National Tourist Board

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