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Important early Christian site

The ancient town of Salona was founded by Greeks but its flourishing period is Early Christian time. There were many ruins of basilicas and other buildings but the accents are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Sofia, Bulgaria

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Not far from Split by bus, I saw only a few other tourists and locals on the site during the visit. You could probably easily skip paying but 30 kn is really cheap and probably helps maintaining the site. Prepare water, a hat and sunscreen as most of the site is quite exposed and it gets really hot. As a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The ancient town of Salona was founded by Greeks but its flourishing period is Early Christian time. There were many ruins of basilicas and other buildings but the accents are two: the martyrial complex of St. Domnius at Manastirine site and the two houses used as christian churches in the 3rd century. The ruins of the amphitheatre are also attractive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a wonderful time in Salona and Trogir. Salona ruins were awesome. Definitely worth the trip. Our tour guide, Ernest from Portal Travel Agency, was punctual in picking us at our apartment. We enjoyed Ernest's company as he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Ernest made a big difference in making our day enjoyable and memorable. Thank you.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Interesting Early Christian cemetery and Roman ruins including the second oldest hidden house church in the world.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Interesting ruins, but not enough to be highlighted, considering other we've seen. It was very hot. I recommend the tour for people who have special interest in this matter or free time in Split

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The guide books wax lyrical about this ancient site and it is fairly accessible from Split. We went with a private tour guide but were left to ourselves to walk round I had seen the aqueduct on the way in from the airport. It seems pretty intact and integrated now within the local community You pay to enter the official... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you have the time it's probably worth giving this a visit. There's enough there to give you an idea of what Solona might have looked like, but not enough to get really excited about. I found the site a bit bizarre in that pieces of columns, sarcophagus etc. were just dumped in a random fashion over the grass. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a short side from Split. Salonae is a walk able archaeological site. It contains the ruins of an 4-5 century basilica,, roman ruins and amphitheater dating to near the first century BC. Salonae was the Roman capital of this area of Dalmatia. The site also harbors a small museum dedicated to the archaeologist that dedicated his entire career... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited Salonae not such a long time ago (and the situation might have changed since)... Basically, the place is great! Yeah, the ruins are actually ruins but there are plenty of them (and they are rather diverse) and the walk to cover the whole thing may take up to 3 hours. Not being a great fan of such architecture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I love visiting Roman ruins, but even I had a hard time getting too excited about Salona. There are some interesting things to see, but not enough, probably, for the average traveler. Go if you have a keen interest in Roman ruins, and you've done everything else in split; otherwise, I'd probably give it a miss.

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Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Split

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