Meet your guide at the hotel lobby for a private sightseeing tour of Split, a 1700 years old town with famous Diocletian’s Palace, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace to enjoy the rest of his days. The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Such past left its traces combined in the everyday life of Split that went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our days. Your guide will take you for a walk through this living monument and all its magnificent sights. You will discover the basement halls of the Palace and their unique role in the history of Split. Then you will continue to the Peristyle, the main square of the Palace that preserved the cult of emperor as the son of god. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron-saint of Split, and the temples of the Palaces. Discover colourful green market and enjoy coffee at Split Riva promenade, the living room for the locals.
After the tour, you can enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself into town’s famous Mediterranean charm, the mixture of historic layers and the silent beats of history.