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Diocletian's Palace
Built in the fourth century as a retirement complex for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, this vast, fortress-like compound still dominates Split Old Town. After the palace was abandoned in the sixth century, locals flooded into it. Now, the 220 Roman-era buildings within the palace boundaries house homes, shops, bars, and other businesses.

The Basics
The magnificent ruins of Diocletian’s Palace are not confined to a traditional archaeological site, but rather are part of the living, breathing heart of Croatia’s second-largest city. They can be seen during guided biking, Segway, and walking tours of Split as well as during food and wine tours. The ruins also feature on Game of Thrones location tours, with the HBO hit series having filmed scenes here. Organized day tours to Split from Dubrovnik, Zadar, Makarska, and Trogir typically include guided tours of Diocletian’s Palace. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • One of the most magnificent Roman ruins in existence, Diocletian’s Palace is a must for ancient history aficionados.  
  • Bring a sun hat, sunglasses, water, and sunscreen if exploring during the summer months as it can be hot and humid. 
  • Some parts of the old town, including the palace’s underground ruins and the Riva seafront promenade, which is bordered by the palace’s southern facade, are wheelchair accessible, though large parts are not.

How to Get There
Diocletian’s Palace faces out to the harbor in Split Old Town. The palace can be accessed on foot via the Bronze Gate (sometimes called the Brass Gate) at the eastern end of the Riva, 300 feet (100 meters) from the ferry terminal. 

When to Get There
Diocletian’s Palace is enchanting at any time of the year, though May, June, and September strike an appealing balance, promising sunny weather but fewer crowds. Summer is prime visitor season, and tourist numbers and temperatures both peak in July and August. During these months, come first thing in the morning to avoid the afternoon rush. 

Navigating Diocletian’s Palace
Finding your way around the alleyways, hidden courtyards, and twisting and turning streets can be difficult for first-timers. Use the gates to help get your bearings: Golden Gate is located in the north wall, Bronze Gate (or Brass Gate) in the south, Silver Gate to the east, and Iron Gate to the west. Kresimirova Street, Split’s Decumanus Maximus, runs directly between the east and west gates, dividing the palace in two: To the south was the emperor’s imperial residence, while the northern section housed soldiers and servants. 
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Cycling through the Old city of Split

Cycling through the Old city of Split

Given the many opportunities the city has to offer, the cycling trip is the perfect choice for visiting rich and mesmerizing locales such as the city center, Marjan hill, various beaches and bays. The cycling tour takes place along the city’s coast while we visit some of the most unusual and compelling places like the hidden renaissance church of Saint Jerome. We start our tour near the Palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian and we ride to the oldest neighbourhood in the city, Varoš. After that we ride uphill to the highest peek in Split and on our way I will tell you the best stories about 1700-year old place. Here we stop near seven hidden churches and enjoy the breathtaking views. After the Marjan hill we continue to the center where I will tell you more about the chatedral, theatre, museum and galleries you don't want to miss. Then we grab an icecream or coffee and find the perfect place to rest a bit before we go back to the meeting point.
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Become a true Roman for a day - Photo Walking Tour

Become a true Roman for a day - Photo Walking Tour

Become a true Roman for a day!We offer photo sessions with authentic roman costumes. You can take a walk through old town with photographer dressed up like true Roman, or you can have your photo taken in our studio. What ever you choose fun is guaranteed! We are well equiped with all sizes of costumes, including children sizes.
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SPLIT - From Roman Trails to a Modern City

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This tour provides a thematic, knowledgeable experience with an expert communicator, Mr.Sc Historian & Art Historian with an ability to present cultural heritage in understandable, interesting way. Passionate about the topic, it’s a genuine presentation of the things that surround us. Besides the expert topics, you get to hear and see about everyday life, customs and habits of the local living. On our way of exploring and discovering we try to indulge the environment (by taking photo shooting points or short refreshment stops). The point of the tour is not to listen and follow, but actively participate and comment, to ask questions and interact with a group. It is not a standard tour because it does intrigue you to think and include yourself to a certain workshop which enables you to perceive and experience. After the tour you are inspired by our culture, history and everyday life, which is our ultimate goal. Besides all that we do not forget how to enjoy every step of the our way.
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Sail Croatia Explorer Cruise: Split - Dubrovnik (Lower Deck)

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Sail Croatia Explorer Cruise: Split - Dubrovnik (Above Deck)

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If you love to have your own peace or you just want to spend a special day with your family and friends then a private tour is an amazing way to go. There are many advantages to having a private tour. Along with your skipper you can personalize your day, where you want to go and how long you would like to spend at each location. Your excursion via speed boat offers a cruise around the different islands taking in the sights, swimming in serene hidden bays or lunching in quiet towns. Excursions are made with speed boats and thus allow you to arrive at your location of choice quickly. We will take you on daily boat trips and private excursions of your choice to various coastal attractions with amazing views of the islands, beaches and hidden bays. We can take you to Brac, Drvenik, Hvar, Solta, Vis or any other location or island of your choice. Visit Croatian attractions like Golden horn, Pakleni islands, Blue Cave, Green Cave, Stiniva bay, Blue lagoon and many more hidden pearls.
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Romans and Communists-tour from Split

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A unique tour that gives you an insight into communist Yugoslavia as well as a tour of the ancient Roman Palace of Diocletian.Not only will you learn about the amazing 1700 year long history of this Roman palace, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, but you will also learn about Titoism, Communism and Brutalism, both in architecture and in every day life. We will show you the consequences of the so-called Self-Management, as well as talk about the pros and cons of that 'utopia'.We will take you on a journey when as Orwell once put it ' All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others'. You will also have the opportunity to try a typical communist soft drink and maybe play a typical game from those times. Don't forget your camera, because there will be lots of photo stops. This tour is exclusively done by our company, based on popular demand.
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