Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. Home to Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in AD 305, the city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. It became a prominent settlement around 650 when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Krka National Park (50 km), Sibenik (Croatia) (52 km), Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (111 km), Zadar (Croatia) (119 km), Dubrovnik (Croatia) (166 km), Rome (Italy) (370 km), Venice (Italy) (390 km), Verona (Italy) (483 km), Budapest (Hungary) (488 km), Sirmione (Italy) (512 km), Bratislava (Slovak Republic) (519 km), Vienna (Austria) (522 km), Melk Abbey (532 km), Innsbruck (Austria) (574 km), Convent of Saint John in Val Müstair (585 km), Zugspitze (609 km), Genoa (Italy) (610 km), Ettal Abbey (614 km), Milan (Italy) (615 km), Linderhof Palace (622 km)