Immerse yourself in the laidback Dalmatian Coast way of life in Split. As the second-largest city in Croatia, it’s a thriving metropolis that seamlessly combines old-world charm with contemporary energy. Much like Dubrovnik, it’s surrounded by atmospheric old walls that once defended the city, and now lend it an inimitable atmospheric and sense of grandeur. The imposing Diocletian’s Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see. It’s an ancient Roman structure which was once a military fortress, but today its winding streets house quaint bars, shops and restaurants. You can easily spend a whole day here on one of our Split cruises – the enormous complex measures 215m from one point to another. For all of its gravitas, Split is also the perfect place to relax and wile away the days in the sunshine. Its coastal position reveals the cobalt Adriatic Sea in all its splendour, and you’ve got your pick of sun-warmed, golden sand beaches. Bacvice Beach is the city’s most popular, thanks to its proximity to the city centre (just an easy five-minute walk) and its large size. By day, try your hand at “picigin”, a game which originated in Split and involves not dropping the ball in the sea, and by night, sip on a sundowner in one of the many bars and restaurants lining the beach.