October 10, 2019
The largest city on the Adriatic Coast, Split has been under Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian, and Yugoslav rule. The Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and must-see historic attractions include Diocletian's Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and the striking Grgur Ninski Statue. Take time to stroll along the Riva Harbor, browse through the Green Market, and sample the restaurants and wine cellars. There’s more to explore farther afield in the way of natural beauty, including wineries, beaches, the Blue Cave and Hvar, and Plitvice Lakes National Park, where scenes from "Game of Thrones" were filmed.