What a beautiful entrance into Split, the second largest city in Croatia. It lies along the seashore and is centered around the Royal Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, which was built in 305. It was intended to be the retirement home, half for the Emperor, the rest to house the military. Now the palace is home to many residences within its walls, along with numerous restaurants and shops. UNESCO declared the palace and all of its surrounding buildings as a world heritage site as one of the most famous and complete architectural Roman palaces in the Mediterranean.