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From Salona to Split

Departing from the previously agreed upon starting location, we shall commence our short drive towards the impressive Roman ruins of the ancient metropolis of Salona (Colonia Martia Julia Salona), once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia (1st century BC – 7th century AD), formed by the delta of the river in the protected sea bay below the Kozjak mountain.

1 day tour

ITINERARY & DESCRIPTION

ITINERARY 

  • Departure towards the ancient Salona / Sightseeing
  • Visit to the Archaeological Museum in Split
  • Walk to the city centre / Leisure time
  • Sightseeing of the old city centre with the palace
  • Return

DESCRIPTION

Departing from the previously agreed upon starting location, we shall commence our short drive towards the impressive Roman ruins of the ancient metropolis of Salona (Colonia Martia Julia Salona), once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia (1st century BC – 7th century AD), formed by the delta of the river in the protected sea bay below the Kozjak mountain.

The ruins of an Amphitheatre, a theatre, fortified walls, aqueducts, baths, temples, necropolis and basilicas, still bear witness to the size, prosperity and opulence of the ancient city, once inhabited by the estimated 60 000 people. We must highlight the Manastirine site and the Episcopal centre as the most important cemeterial or early Christian complex in this part of Europe.

From Salona we continue towards the place which stores its most precious findings, the Archaeological Museum of Split, the oldest museum institution in south-eastern Europe. Since 1820, it has been preserving an extraordinary archaeological heritage found in this region. Eleven collections that this museum features will decently present an archaeological heritage of the area and get you introduced to some real people from antique times as well. From the museum we descend towards the nearby city centre, to an open-air living museum, the beautiful city of Split. Once arrived, we shall take some time off so you could enjoy having in Split restaurant and bar scene. Just after you feel comfortable continuing the tour, our guide will start with the introduction of the city and its peculiarities.

Split is not only a city; it is a living monument of antique architecture intertwined with early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval art, listed as a World Heritage since its start, back in 1979.

The city was born inside a spacious Roman palace that was built by the charismatic Roman Emperor Diocletian as his retirement residence. At its beginning, it was a place of pagan worship, with the Emperor Diocletian’s mausoleum, which was later ironically transformed into one of the first cathedrals in the world – St. Duje, celebrating the martyr that gave his life in the Amphitheatre in Salona in 304 AD, thus becoming the patron of Split. The Imperial cellars, the Peristyle, picturesque streets and squares, temples, sphinxes, fruit market, medieval palaces, fish market… The vivid pulse of the city will embrace your perception. It’s a beautiful picture and a pleasant melody, engraved into the hearts of its citizens.

TECHNICALITIES
DEPARTURE
RETURN
Split, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
organization, insurance and VAT
Licensed English speaking tour guide
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Entrance tickets for Salona, the Archaeological Museum of Split, souterrains of Diocletian`s Palace, the cathedral, the Temple of Jupiter
NOT INCLUDED
Tour moderation, supplement for tourist guides in other languages upon request.
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”

 

USEFUL TIPS
PeriodYear round
Tour styleArchaeological tour
DifficultyModerate
Child friendlyNo
FoodNot included, available time for meal in Split
BeveragesWater provided
What to bringHat and sunscreen (summertime), camera; wear sneakers
Available optionsDepending on your interest, we can change one of the historical sites and include another one of your preference. Restaurant/tavern recommendations available.

 

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ITINERARY 

  • Departure towards the ancient Salona / Sightseeing
  • Visit to the Archaeological Museum in Split
  • Walk to the city centre / Leisure time
  • Sightseeing of the old city centre with the palace
  • Return

DESCRIPTION

Departing from the previously agreed upon starting location, we shall commence our short drive towards the impressive Roman ruins of the ancient metropolis of Salona (Colonia Martia Julia Salona), once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia (1st century BC – 7th century AD), formed by the delta of the river in the protected sea bay below the Kozjak mountain.

The ruins of an Amphitheatre, a theatre, fortified walls, aqueducts, baths, temples, necropolis and basilicas, still bear witness to the size, prosperity and opulence of the ancient city, once inhabited by the estimated 60 000 people. We must highlight the Manastirine site and the Episcopal centre as the most important cemeterial or early Christian complex in this part of Europe.

From Salona we continue towards the place which stores its most precious findings, the Archaeological Museum of Split, the oldest museum institution in south-eastern Europe. Since 1820, it has been preserving an extraordinary archaeological heritage found in this region. Eleven collections that this museum features will decently present an archaeological heritage of the area and get you introduced to some real people from antique times as well. From the museum we descend towards the nearby city centre, to an open-air living museum, the beautiful city of Split. Once arrived, we shall take some time off so you could enjoy having in Split restaurant and bar scene. Just after you feel comfortable continuing the tour, our guide will start with the introduction of the city and its peculiarities.

Split is not only a city; it is a living monument of antique architecture intertwined with early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval art, listed as a World Heritage since its start, back in 1979.

The city was born inside a spacious Roman palace that was built by the charismatic Roman Emperor Diocletian as his retirement residence. At its beginning, it was a place of pagan worship, with the Emperor Diocletian’s mausoleum, which was later ironically transformed into one of the first cathedrals in the world – St. Duje, celebrating the martyr that gave his life in the Amphitheatre in Salona in 304 AD, thus becoming the patron of Split. The Imperial cellars, the Peristyle, picturesque streets and squares, temples, sphinxes, fruit market, medieval palaces, fish market… The vivid pulse of the city will embrace your perception. It’s a beautiful picture and a pleasant melody, engraved into the hearts of its citizens.

DEPARTURE
RETURN
Split, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
organization, insurance and VAT
Licensed English speaking tour guide
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Entrance tickets for Salona, the Archaeological Museum of Split, souterrains of Diocletian`s Palace, the cathedral, the Temple of Jupiter
NOT INCLUDED
Tour moderation, supplement for tourist guides in other languages upon request.
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”

 

PeriodYear round
Tour styleArchaeological tour
DifficultyModerate
Child friendlyNo
FoodNot included, available time for meal in Split
BeveragesWater provided
What to bringHat and sunscreen (summertime), camera; wear sneakers
Available optionsDepending on your interest, we can change one of the historical sites and include another one of your preference. Restaurant/tavern recommendations available.

 

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA