Diocletian's Palace is an ancient palace built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, that today forms about half the old town and city center of Split, in Croatia. While it is referred to as a "palace" because of its intended use as the retirement residence of Diocletian, the term can be misleading as the structure is massive and more resembles a large fortress: about half of it was for Diocletian's personal use, and the rest housed the military garrison.
Get lost in the maze alike streets of the 17 century old Diocletian's Palace (the city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site). From 40 century old Egyptian sphinx to the 20 century building, the Split city center will overwhelm you. Experience and enjoy Mediterranean life style of the locals. The tour will take you around the palace, from the South Gate through the Cellars to the main palace square – Peristyle, North and West gate, the main city square, the Fruit Square and the waterfront called Riva.