In 293 AD Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered the construction – on the ruins of the Greek city of Aspalathos and near Salona, an ancient urban centre – of a magniﬁcent palace in which he would spend his ﬁnal years. The town of Split as we know it today expanded from Diocletian's Palace, the world's best preserved palace from late antiquity.
Split is now the capital of Dalmatia, captivating visitors with its Mediterranean charm and majestic architecture. Modern Split is most closely identiﬁed with popular music and sports, earning Diocletian's city the sobriquets of “the most musical Croatian city” and “the sports-maddest city in the world”. The old town centre of Split has numerous cultural sights and is an utmost pleasure to visit.
In the most beautiful part of the city's port, north of the Sustipan peninsula, lies ACI Marina Split. It is open all year round, its long breakwater providingexcellent protection from rough seas and southerly winds that are so often mentioned in many popular local songs. Marina has 318 berths and 30 dry berths.