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You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time as you explore Solin...

The city of Solin is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby historic city of Split, famous for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian’s Palace which lies at its heart.

Also within striking distance of Solin is the famous medieval city of Dubrovnik, along with a host of other historic centres and attractions - including Trogir and Brač island.

Solin itself has plenty to offer visitors who want to make the most of the beautiful city. Initially known as Salona in Roman times, the remains of its ancient city can still be seen. Take time out to do some sightseeing or just relax and plan what to explore next!

Culture and history

Salona was an early Roman settlement, although the city was overshadowed from an early age - largely due to the nearby Diocletian's Palace being constructed by Emperor Diocletian around 300 AD. Initially the capital of the Dalmatia province, Salona was built over with the city of Solin - the location that people are familiar with now.

Solin is located northeast of Split, bordered by the Adriatic Sea and running alongside the river Jadro. Due to the industrialisation and popularity of Split, Solin lost much of its familiarity – although this is something the city is working hard to regain. Now with independent municipal status, Solin is well connected with other towns and is building a buzzing tourism industry. With numerous archaeological sites and a distinctive image, including many urban parks dotted along the Jadro, there’s plenty to see and do for visitors looking to experience a different side to magical Croatia.

Things to do

Solin is a beautiful city to explore, and there's plenty to keep holidaymakers entertained. Visit the ancient city and marvel at the historical architecture, including the city walls, which took centuries to build. Another popular site for visitors is the famous amphitheatre, as well as the museums nearby, which help to tell the story of the area’s past.

The Great Thermae baths are some of the best preserved public baths in the city, built in the late 2nd Century AD, with the Bridge of Five Arches being another must-see for visitors to the city.

You can also take a trip to the church of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Islet (Sv. Marija, Gospa od Otoka), a beautiful church which was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1998. For a more sedate pace, stroll along the banks of the Jadro river and enjoy the wonderful views, or take a trip to nearby Vranjic and explore the wonderful aquarium - the largest in Croatia.

Health

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.