10:00AM You will meet Your professional personal guide at the lobby of Your Hotel for a Split sightseeing tour highlighting the most amazing Ancient features following a drive to the archeological site of the roman city Salona.
Two locations, glorious at the time when the Romans ran the show, still testify to the greatness of that ancient civilization. Diocletian's Palace in Split - included on UNESCO's World Heritage List - is a unique cultural monument. Where else can you find a retirement home/palace of a Roman emperor? After the fall of the Roman Empire life went on in Split.
Time went on and the different nations conquered this area but the Roman architecture survived along with all the architectural additions of the centuries that followed. Salona is a different story. The archeological site of what once was the greatest city of this Roman province called Dalmatia remains full of the Roman spirit. Take a walk among the ruins of the basilicas where Christianity blossomed. There are sarcophagi and gravestones to be found every step of the way, an amazing amphitheater and so much more.
Diocletian’s Palace is one of the most important historical remains in Croatia. The ruins of Diocletian's Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. 12th and 13th century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, starting in the Roman period, which form the very tissue of the old town of Split. The palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural buildings on the Adriatic coast.
Salona was an ancient city and capital of the Roman province on the Dalmatian coast located in modern-day Croatia. The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians. Salona (or Salon) is situated near today's town of Solin, about 5 km from Split.