You have always thought of yourself as a history enthusiast? You like to explore and learn more about the past? The Split Walking Tour is the right choice for you.
In a little bit more than an hour, you will be able to explore the hidden streets of Split and learn about its rich history reaching back to pre-roman times. The city itself developed from a Roman palace, built by one of the last emperors who chose this area for his retirement. The Diocletian’s palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the beginning of the tour, you will learn some general historical facts before you step into the Palace through one of its gates, the “so-called” Golden Gate. Once inside, you will have a feeling of being in a maze thanks to the small and narrow alleys. They were built that way to shield the local people from the strong wind called Bura, which blows here during the winter months.
Very soon you will reach Peristil, the main square of the Palace, where the emperor would show himself to his people at noon every day. Nowadays, during the summer month of August, the emperor shows himself again as part of the event “Days of Diocletian”. Peristil will leave you breathless with its columns, the cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Baptistry of Saint John on the other side which used to be one of the most important temples – the Jupiter Temple.
If you have time, we highly recommend climbing the Bell tower from where you will be able to see the city roofs, just as the whole bay with island and Marjan hill.
Through Diocletian’s cellars, we will then reach Riva, the main promenade by the sea where our tour will end.
You’re staying in Split, but want to escape the city crowds, fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and your body with a rush of adrenaline? This 4 hours quad adventure on a 60 km long trail is then perfect choice for you.