Charter flights to Split from the UK run mainly to provide transport for package holidays, excess seats are sold off on a flight only basis. The cost of these seats is usually cheap when compared to scheduled flights. Charter airlines can offer these Split cheap flights by offering more restricted services than the major scheduled or low cost airlines.
Split is a busy port, with an international airport and regular ferry services with the nearby islands, the north and the south Adriatic, Italy and Greece. Split's growth became particularly rapid in the 7th century, when the inhabitants of the destroyed Greek and Roman metropolis Salonae took refuge within its walls. The magnificent ruins of Solin outside the city can still be explored today. Many of Split's historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian's Palace. In addition, numerous museums, the National Theatre, and old churches in the Split region make it an important cultural attraction. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants in Split, as well as the opportunity to shop; however, it is mostly popular for its historical sights and monuments.