Take a day trip and discover some of Croatia’s historic treasures along the picturesque Dalmatian coast. The tour starts with a visit to the antique city of Salona, former capital of Roman province Dalmatia, and continues in medieval city of Trogir, UNESCO – protected city, famous for a unique blend of monuments and art. The whole
tour rounds up with Split and its Diocletian’s palace where you can stroll along many cobbled alleys listening to old Dalmation songs and savouring the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful mediterranean cities.
This tour reveils some of the Croatia’s historic treasures, starting with the antique city of Salona, former capital of Roman province Dalmatia. About size, and richness of that antique city testify magnificient walls with towers and gates, forum with temples, theatre, palace, amphiteatre and unique monuments of Bishop’s palace and early Christian church with graves.
After Salona, this guided tour will lead you to the city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque- Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir’s medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of wellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Trogir’s grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia. Other important sights are: the city gate (17th century) and city walls (15th century); the Fortress Kamerlengo (15th century); the Duke’s Palace (13th century); the big and small palaces Cipiko from the 15th century; the city loggia from 15th century.
Return to Split, and visit to Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 for being the best preserved Roman palace in the world. The palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural buildings on the Croatian Adriatic coast. The ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries AD, can be found throughout the city. The Roman Emperor Diocletian spent his declining years in an enormous palace that he had built near his birthplace, Aspalthos, in Dalmatia. The palace represents the most valuable example of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Its form and the arrangement of the buildings within the palace represent a transitional style of imperial villa, Hellenistic town and Roman camp. The sightseeing will include the four ports of the palace, its substructures, the cathedral of St Domnius, Jupiter’s temple, Peristil.
- Price per person (min. 4 pax)
- 85 €
- Traditional lunch in one of the restaurants in Split or Trogir
- Transfer to Salona and Trogir and back
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