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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.

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 wishing to make the most of this beautiful city. Initially known as Salona in Roman times, the remains of its ancient city can still be seen. You’ll be well rewarded for spending time sightseeing, but may also want to take time to relax and plan where to explore next!

Culture and history

Salona was an early Roman settlement, although the city was overshadowed from an early age by the nearby heavily fortified Diocletian's Palace, which was constructed under the reign of Emperor Diocletian around 300 AD. Initially the capital of the Dalmatia province, Salona was destroyed in the seventh century and rebuilt over time to become the city of Solin 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, it 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

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, and the nearby museums 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, and the Bridge of Five Arches is another must-see for visitors to Solin. You can also stroll along the banks of the Jadro river and enjoy the lovely views, or take a trip to nearby Vranjic and explore the wonderful aquarium, which is 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.