Emperor Diocletian Palace and the UNESCO town Split tour
Welcome to my hometown, welcome to Split!
Split is the biggest city on the Croatian coast and one of the most historical places on the Mediterranean.
We will explore together the compact, pedestrianized center of town, almost entirely preserved 4th century Diocletian's palace, its basements, as well as the St. Domnius cathedral. We will walk through the palace fortifications and gates, visit the Jewish ghetto and admire one of the main symbols of Split - its main promenade, the seafront - Riva.
You will hear the story of the life of Diocletian - of one of the most successful Roman emperors, but also the worst Christian persecutor ever. St. Domnius was one of the martyrs from that period, nowadays he is the patron of Split. . . You will learn how the palace of Diocletian was turned into medieval Christian town and. . . yes. . . why we have the oldest cathedral building in the world (!)
You also might be interested to hear why is Split considered to be the sportiest town in the world. . .
All of my tours are completely flexible - the clients are the ones who would decide about the pace, the preferred sights to visit, about the breaks, photo stops, etc. However, the general tour highlights you can find below:
- The historical complex of the Old town Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Palace basements, Cathedral of St Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter (Medieval Early Christian baptistery), City Promenade - Riva
-Climb to hill Marjan viewpoint (if there is enough time and if you like hiking)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, cruise ship, rail or bus station or agreed location.
End location: At your hotel, cruise ship, rail or bus station or agreed location.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 HRK - -Entrance fees to the basements of Diocletian palace
-Entrance fees to the cathedral and Temple of Jupiter and the bell tower
I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.
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Matt did an excellent job of showing us Split. We felt that we covered the palace very well and received a great deal of insider information. We hiked up Marjan Hill and had a great conversation over a beer.