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SALONA

Distance: about 5 km from Split


Salona
- was an ancient city on the Dalmatian coast located in modern-day Croatia. The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians. In the first millennium BCE, the Greeks had set up an emporium (marketplace) there. After the conquest by the Romans, Salona became the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The city quickly acquired Roman characteristics: walls, a forum, a theatre an amphitheatre- –the most conspicuous above-ground remains today—public baths and an aqueduct. Salona’s continuing prosperity resulted in an extensive church building in the fourth and fifth centuries, including an Episcopal basilica and a neighbouring church and baptistery inside the walls, and several shrines honouring martyrs outside. These have made it a major site for studying the development of Christian religious architecture. Salona was largely destroyed in the invasions of the Avars and Slavs in the sixth and seventh centuries CE. Refugees from Salona settled inside the remains of Diocletian's Palace.

TROGIR

Distance: 27 km west of the city of Split

Trogir-  is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,818 (2011) and a total municipality population of 13,260 (2011). The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.


THE KLIS FORTRESS

Distance: 30 min by car

The Klis Fortress is a medieval fortress situated above a village bearing the same name, near the city of Split, in central Dalmatia, Croatia. From its origin as a small stronghold built by the ancient Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of many Croatian kings, to its final development as a large fortress during the Ottoman wars in Europe, Klis Fortress has guarded the frontier, being lost and re-conquered several times throughout its more than two-thousand-year-long history. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defence in Dalmatia, especially against the Ottoman advance, and has been a key crossroad between the Mediterranean belt and the Balkan rear.

OMIŠ & CETINA

Distance: approx. 41 min by car

Omiš & Cetina -
Omiš is a picturesque town with a true Mediterranean atmosphere situated at the mouth of the river Cetina. This is the town host to the famous Festival of Dalmatian choirs ("klapa") and is located in the very heart if Dalmatia, between the two tourist centres Split and Makarska. After its stormy and very interesting history dating from the Roman times, with its medieval, impregnable fort of the Omiš pirates, the town has become the tourist centre of a Riviera of unique beauty. Numerous culture - historical monuments of the glorious and long history of Omiš, many catering, sports and other contents will make your stay unforgettable. The river Cetina, with its magnificent canyon, which has cut its way to the sea into the impressive mountain massif at the beautiful, one-kilometre long sandy beach make this part of the Adriatic coast unique and incomparable.

KRKA WATERFALLS

Distance: approx. 2h by car

The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors. Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river. 

PLITVICE LAKES

Distance: approx. 3h by car

The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria. Through different climatic influences and the large difference in elevation within the protected area, a multifaceted flora and fauna have been created. The national park area is home to many endemic species. Those species that prevailed at the lakes before the arrival of the man still exist.