Split is an enchanting place situated in the middle of the eastern Adriatic coast. As the centre of Dalmatia Split is an attractive multilevel tourist destination and a transport hub to the Dalmatian rivieras and islands. Roman emperor Diocletian, originating from this region, who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD was the first inhabitant of Split. Diocletian's Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of most impressive Roman monuments in the world. Rich past of over 1.700 years left its traces blended in the town everyday life. The mixture of all historic layers makes a part of its originality. Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, a lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm. Diocletian's Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split. Walk inside Diocletian's Palace and you'll see many bars, shops and restaurants blooming amid the atmospheric old walls where life in Split has been going on for 1000s of years. The narrow labyrinthine streets hide courtyards and passageways, some deserted and sleepy, others packed with people thumping with music from cafes and various bars with general buzz inside it, while the local residents hang out their washing to dry overhead like flags, children play soccer amid the ancient walls, and grannies sit in their windows observing the action below. The train, bus and ferry terminals are grouped on the eastern side of the harbour, a 5min walk from the old town. Most of the best restaurants and the large hotels, beaches and nightlife lie east of the harbour along Bacvice to Trstenik Bays. The wooded Marjan Hill (178m) is a peninsula-park on the west part of the city and has many beaches at its foothills... Riva is "living room" and the best central reference point in Split.