Cruise Croatia with MSC: history and scenery, Split has it all
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia after Dubrovnik, located halfway along this country’s un-spoilt Adriatic coast.
Croatia still remains a relatively unknown holiday destination, but is fast gaining in popularity due to its stunning natural beauty and Roman heritage.Indeed, Split is a UNESCO Heritage Site and deeply historical; thought to be just over 1,700 years old, Split is home to an assortment of impressive archaeological remains.
Split is always a highly popular vacation destination during our MSC Mediterranean cruise itineraries and we really encourage travellers to leave their luxury MSC liner for the day and come ashore. With a great selection of excursion packages that offer history, stunning scenery and fascinating culture, you are sure to find an outing that tempts, as well as a guarantee of the best deals on local sights.
Split city highlights include the 4th-century Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian (Diocletian’s Palace). This monument is thought to be the best-preserved example of a period imperial palace. The remains of what was a luxurious villa and military can clearly be seen and enclose a domed mausoleum, temples and imperial apartments. For a spectacular lush oasis, travel further afield to one of Croatia’s seven National Parks.
Nearest to Split is Krka (pronounced ‘kur-ka’), 100 km of woodland, crystal clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. More natural beauty is to be found on the nearby islands of Brac, Hvar or Korcula, all easily accessible from Split, and fine examples of the 1,000 islands that nestle in the azure waters around this beautiful country.
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