Split is a city in Central Dalmatian region. Dominated by the whim of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the center of Split is completely engulfed within the walls of the Diocletian Palace. This is one of the favorite spots in Croatia because even today people live, work, socialize and carry out their daily lives within these palace walls (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – making it one of the most magnificent pieces of living history in existence! Like Old Towns the world over, Split's historical heart is a fine place to get lost. Along its meandering marble streets, you'll find smart boutiques and restaurants jostling for space, as music plays, starlings swoop and washing lines cut through the sky above. The unofficial "capital" of Dalmatia, situated in the center of the Dalmatian coast, Split is strategically located to explore islands such as Hvar, Korcula, Brac and Vis, as well as the interiors of the Croatian countryside.