I visited Split in October 2012 on a rail trip around the Balkans.
We started the journey in the excellent Croatian capital Zagreb and then took an overnight train to the Dalmatian Coast to the wonderful city of Split where we were met with Autumnal blue skies and a temperature of 25 degrees.
From Split we took another train to Sarajevo, a city with a troubled recent history but now offering a fabulous welcome.
From Sarajevo it was off to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, where remarkably it was even hotter at 30 degrees! Another fantastic city with rattling old trams and much more besides.
From there is was another overnight train to Sofia (not my favourite place!) and then on the rails once more to the wonderful historic Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo.
You can read about my adventurous travels over the past twenty years or so across all the Balkan lands by purchasing my book from Amazon.