Solin, the cradle of ancient and early Croatian history, is located on the Jadro River, also known as the Croatian Jordan. It is the town with the youngest population in Croatia and rich cultural and natural heritage. All of this makes it an attractive tourist destination.
The ancient Salona lies in the heart of Solin and was once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
It is the largest archaeological park in Croatia, whose size is attested by the monumental ramparts with towers and gates, a forum with temples, an amphitheater and cemeteries with Salonitan martyrs (Manastirine, Kapljuč, Marusinac). Salona was a town with over 60 000 inhabitants, and, according to a legend, the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian.
Meeting point and time: July 30, 07:30 in front of Salona archeological park (Salona Palace hotel)
Duration: 2 hours
If you decide to visit the ancient Salona ruins, we suggest to take a lot of water with you as well as a hat, SPF 50 sunscreen and light clothes to prevent sunburn. There is no shade at the archeological park and high temperatures are very common at this time of the year. Take care of yourself :)
Take a virtual walk of Salona: