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Apodos: Ancient Salona - The Ancient Heritage of Dalmatia

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Split, Croatia
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Highlights

  • Archaeology and history enthusiasts will learn about Dalmatia’s rich heritage and culture by opting for this walking tour
  • Walking tour of the ancient Roman capital of Dalmatia-Salona, including exploration of the chief primeval landmarks
  • Complimentary walking tour of Split overseen by a registered English speaking local guide
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! No need to print.

Overview

Your journey of discovery starts with travelling around on foot for comprehensively exploring Dalmatia’s largest and Croatia’s 2nd largest city-Split. Split lies at the crossroads where the prehistoric, medieval, and modern-day Dalmatian region can be experienced and felt very profoundly. In fact the city center which is the hub of Split is a vibrant and living Roman relic. The star attraction in Split is the Diocletian’s palace that was originally constructed towards the end of the 4th century. The grand palace served as the abode of Roman emperors for over 1700 years following which the bastion was abandoned. Many centuries, inhabitants of Salona the ancient Roman city took refuge in the stronghold to escape the wrath of the marauding Slavic tribes. Slowly and gradually the palace together with its refugees evolved into a full-fledged walled city presently inhabited by 3000 Croats. After you’re through with discovering Split, you proceed to admire Solin which was previously known as Salona and marvel at the city’s historical and cultural legacy.

Itinerary

After you’re done with the Split heritage walking tour, you travel by bus to Salona (presently Solin) to delve deep into the city’s past. Solin is a very small town situated just 5 kms away from Split, and the prehistoric ruins lies in the heart of Solin. Salona is renowned throughout Europe as the original colony of the aborigines who were named as Dalmatae.
 
Incidentally the Dalmatian region has been named after the prehistoric tribes who were the first to inhabit this province. The entire area of Salona which is essentially an archaeological site is Croatia’s largest archaeological park. You can gauge the vastness of this archaeological park by its temples with large quadrangles, amphitheaters, cemeteries replete with catacombs of martyrs and majestic walls. 
 
You see around the archaeological park on foot, and your local guide will update you about the history of Salona.
 
The major historic landmarks, relics, and architectural wonders that you can explore in Salona includes:-
 
Manastirine: Constructed outside of the city, Manastirine had already become the ‘city of the dead’ (necropolis) during the Roman era. Afterwards, the necropolis was transformed into a graveyard for the Christians. The patron saint of the city of Split, St. Dominius who was executed and martyred is buried here.
 
Tusculum: Built by Don Frane Bulić, a well-known archaeologist and clergyman based in Split, the Tusculum these days forms the backdrop for wedding photo shoots. The site shares its name with the villa of Cicero-a celebrated Roman statesman, and even the edifice’s layout resembles the original cottage.
 
Biskupska: The site houses the palace of the bishop and the relics of two ancient churches that were constructed during the Roman era. 
 
Roman Baths (huge public spa): The Roman Baths served as the chief venue for the hoi polloi of the Roman civilization who congregated here for social interactions. The baths remained in use for many centuries.
 
Pet Mostova: The main attraction here are the five bridges that were used by the workers employed in the industrial zone situated on the city center’s outskirts.
 
The Porta Caesarea (Town Gate): The Porta Caesarea functioned as the gateway during the Roman epoch. You can see the chariots’ ruts that are still in pristine condition.
 
Hram: This is the city’s oldest section where you can see the ruins of a Roman theater, a temple, and a forum.
 
Cemetery of the 16 Sarcophagi: Another necropolis that juxtaposes the path leading to the amphitheater, contains the tombs of sixteen mummies.
 
Amphitheater: The amphitheater which is the main tourist draw was constructed most probably in mid 2nd century AD. With an area of more than 2500 sq. meters, the arena has three floors in total, and capable of seating around 17000 spectators.
 
So if you are travelling to Salona, this is a comprehensive tour that lets you see the city better. Book the tour now.

Schedule

Departure Time: 16:00
Tour Duration: Approx. 3 Hours (Incl. Travelling Time)
Departure Location: Obala Lazareta 3, 21000, Split (Mall of Split free transfer bus stop)
(Please be there at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.)

Inclusions

  • Visit to Salona
  • Audio-guide system in 8 different languages
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Free walking tour of Split with an English speaking, licensed local guide
  • Insurance and VAT

Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entrance fees to Salona
  • Entrance fees to the local ancient temples, museums, the basements, the Mausoleum, and the Cathedral in Split
  • Gratuities are not included, it is recommended to tip the guide at the end of the tour

Redemption Info

You must redeem your vouchers (Mobile/ Printed) at the Obala Lazareta 3, 21000, Split (Mall of Split free transfer bus stop)
Look for an Open Top bus or our staff with T-shirt "Apodos"
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket is valid to the travel date you choose.
Please Note: This is not an Hop-on, Hop-off Tour.
Cruise Passengers: Buses are departing from Obala Lazareta , which is 100 meter from ship. You will see open top buses red one with sign Apodos Official City tour and you will see our staff.

Know Before You Go

Tour not running in rain.
Bus has space for wheelchair/ luggage/ stroller
Children up to 5 year old travel for free when accompanied by a paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult).
Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.65 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 15+ steps.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Split is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!
Bus timings subject to change or cancel without any prior notice. Please check with local tour operator at +385 (0)91 135 9914 / +385 (0)91 356 2744

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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