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After stopping at Plitvice Lakes I headed for warmer temperatures and this led me to Split.

Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and the second largest in Croatia. It had its beginnings as a Greek colony, and eventually became the location of Diocletian's Palace. Diocletian was a Roman emperor and ordered the palace built in 293 AD in preparation for his retirement from politics. About four centuries later in 639, after the palace had fallen into ruin, it became the center of a new town after the nearby city of Salona was sacked. It has been inhabited since then and even today the buildings in the city center incorporate the ruins of the palace into their walls.

In this photo you can see the front walls of the palace if you look closely; when the palace was built the water came right up to the walls, but the road and waterfront park have been added in subsequent centuries.

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