Take a walk through Split’s 1700 years of history with an expert guide who will bring the past alive. With every new corner you’ll be awarded with some of Split’s gems: picture-perfect small squares, ancient Roman architecture and monuments, quaint galleries and cafes, beautiful seaviews…
These long strolls along the city’s colorful narrow streets accompanied by Dalmatian song and its leisurely rhythm will win you over at first glance and make your visit memorable.
Split, the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, is located in the heart of Dalmatia. The city known for its culture and long history, originated from the 1700 years old palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to its ideal natural position, the town expanded rapidly, thus becoming an important Mediterranean port and the largest passenger port in the Adriatic. 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 of about 30 thousand square meters.
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 in 10th century AD, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Such past left its traces combined in the town everyday life. The city, however, went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day.
Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm. Diocletian’s Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split. The narrow labyrinthine streets hide courtyards and passageways, some deserted and sleepy, others packed with people thumping with music from cafes and various bars with general buzz inside it, while the local residents hang out their washing to dry overhead like flags, children play soccer amid the ancient walls, and grannies sit in their windows observing the action below.After a stroll through the city’s history and culture, the tour will end in Paradox, Dalmatia’s finest Wine & Cheese Bar, set in the heart of old town of Split. Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox offers a comprehensive wine list featuring some of the best wines from Dalmatia & Croatia as well as unique selection of cheeses, charcuterie and delicatessen.
- Price per person (min. 4 pax)
- 60 €
- Cheese and wine tasting at bar
- Transfer to Split hotel and back
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