Historically, the port of Split was nothing more than a dock and a pier for the boats passing by. But trade gradually grew and, as Split expanded, it became one of the main ports of the Mediterranean in the seventeenth century. However, between wars with Candia in 1645 and Morea in 1685, and the endless struggles between the Venetians and Turks for control of the city, its glory didn't last forever. Today it is a major port with daily ferries heading to the nearby islands. It only costs 2-3 euros to take the ferry on foot, but it can get more expensive if you bring a car.