Introduction to Split history
In less than 3 hours you will hear all about the history of Split and at the same time enjoy walking the charming streets of Diocletian's palace.
Our story starts when the local ethnic groups witnessed the begging of the western civilization.
In the Roman period, Split became the Emperor residence, later the place of admiration. By walking the streets of Diocletian's palace you will hear all about this great emperor, why did he build the palace in Split and why the palace turned from the place of Roman admiration to a medieval town.
The Roman layer of Split is still an integral part of modern City where locals live every day, drinking coffee on the only preserved Roman square in Europe.
But Split has more to offer than just the Roman heritage. Turbulent history left many marks that can be visible in its architecture and monuments.
By mixing many different cultural influences today we have the second largest Croatian city.
** The tour is flexible and It can last longer if you prefer.
- Panoramic view from Marjan hill.
You will enjoy from here a great view. The hill is completely surrounded by the city and the sea, making it a unique sight.
- Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian.
You will be amazed seeing the largest and best-preserved example of Roman palatial architecture.
- Back to the place of your choice near the Old city
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any location in Split, near the old city.
End location: Close to meeting location.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Tour is flexible, it can last from 2 to 3 hours, depending on your preferences.
Me as your private experienced licensed tour guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 kuna - Entrance fee to the basements od the palace and Diocletian's mausoleum/cathedral (optional)
- If you want to buy a snack or a drink
- Entrance fee to basements of the palace and Diocletian's mausoleum/cathedral (optional)
- Meal and drinks
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We had a very enjoyable tour of Diocletian's Palace with Peter. He was interesting and informative giving a good historical background so that we could fully appreciate the site. He was pleasant and insightful. We are happy to recommend him.