1700-year-old Split is the largest city on the Croatian Adriatic. Grown out of Diocletian's palace, a unique living monument protected by UNESCO, Split has carefully nurtured its walls with layers of history. You are invited to explore them, passing under the sixteenth-century clock tower near the Iron Gate and the tall bronze statue of Gregory of Nin near the Golden Gate. Be sure to rub Gregory's shiny thumb if you want your wishes to come true.Split hides its historical sights in the shade of Marjan hill. Its woody sides are picture-perfect for long walks by the sea, in search of that elusive, ideal bathing spot.