Welcome to the charming city of Split!
Split is situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Although it is commonly believed that Split's beginnings are associated with Diocletian's Palace in the 3rd century AD, there is evidence that this area was inhabited as a Greek colony even earlier.
Split's main site is Diocletian's Palace, one of the most famous monuments in Croatia. The Palace, which covers an area of over nine acres, was ordered built by the Roman emperor Diocletian and served as a combination palace and military camp. Hundreds of years later, refugees from Salona occupied ruins and the interior was converted into a town. Although the city spread out into the surrounding area over time, the palace still constitutes the inner core of the city. You will find that it is full of shops, markets, squares, and more.
St. Dominius' Cathedral is another of Split's famous sites, located on the site of Diocletian's former mausoleum. Consecrated to the city's patron saint, the Cathedral's interior has retained much of the original decoration.
You will also visit the Catacombes of Diocletian, located next to the southern wall of the palace. Although they are empty, they are quite impressive.
Of course, you can't miss the Mestrovic Gallery, designed in the 1930s by the great 20th century sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. The villa and its garden contain a vast collection of his works in wood, marble, stone, and bronze.
Your local guide will also take you to visit a local fruit and vegetable market, where you will find the villagers selling their products. Just look around, or buy something to snack on!
- This tour includes an expert local guide, transportation around Split, and entrances fees.
Days offered: 7 days a week