Split town is the center of Split Riviera and also a cultural and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia. With train and bus stations, ferry port, and the airport (25 km from the city) linking it with the rest of Croatia, Split is the main transport hub on the Croatia's Adriatic coast. The port of Split is not only a relevant transport hub to connect with Brac, Hvar, Vis, Solta, Korcula and other Middle Dalmatia islands and nearby regions of Trogir on the northwest and Omis on the south, but it is also a fun-filled, attractive holiday destination with the greatest span of beaches among all Croatia's rivieras. The heart of the historical complex of Split town is the Palace of Diocletian (a Roman emperor native of this area), which is considered one of the most ancient remains in the world, included in the list of protected World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Today it is one of best conserved Roman palaces. Other important archaeological remains within the palace are the Temple of Jupiter and the Mausoleum of Diocletian which later became the Cathedral of St. Diomed (Sveti Duje). The cathedral has an ornate altar and bell tower in Romanesque-Gothic style, a mixture of styles reserved for those who love architecture. Other historical monuments in Split Riviera are the remains of Salona, the most important Roman city at this side of the Adriatic, Klis fortress and a Roman aqueduct that is still in use.
|Podstrana is an interesting tourist site located just 8 km from Split which, apart from its rich cultural inheritance, olives, wine and peaches, is known for its friendly inhabitants, good cuisine, and 9 km of beautiful beaches making it one of the most attractive tourist destinations. The parton saint of Podstrana is Saint Anthony from Padova. Municipality Day is celebrated on the holiday of Saint Anthony, 13th June.|