Things to do in Solin

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From Split: Small Group Tour of Salona, Klis, and Trogir

1. From Split: Small Group Tour of Salona, Klis, and Trogir

For lovers of history and archeology, there is a wealth of medieval and Roman history to be found in the immediate surrounds of Split. On the first stop, you’ll visit the ancient ruins in Salona, which was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia 2000 years ago, as well as being one of the five biggest towns in the Roman Empire. From here you’ll travel to the village of Klis, which is home to an imposing medieval fortress, perched high on a hilltop. This fortress became castle to many Croatian kings and served as a defense against the Ottoman invasion during the early 16th century.More latterly, it has featured in the blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones”. Next, you'll head to Trogir, a city which has had 2300 years of cultural and architectural influence by Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Austrians. In 1997, Trogir was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. There is also an option for lunch at a local Dalmatian restaurant en-route.

From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

2. From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

After departure from Sinj Airport what awaits you is a flyover to the medieval knight’s town of the same name. The town of Sinj lies in a beautiful landscape of wooded hills, Sinjsko polje (Sinj Field), and the river Cetina. Sinj is surrounded by the slopes of the mountains of Svilaja, Dinara, and Kamešnica, it is ideal for those tourists who want an active holiday. During the summer months, people usually take a dip in the Cetina River. Sinj is famous for Sinj knights or "alkars". People of Cetinska Krajina still celebrate the majestic victory over the Ottomans in 1715. Celebrations are held on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption by holding the famous tournament “Sinjska Alka”. Next is the flight over the river Cetina- the longest river in Central Dalmatia. It has eight sources among which the largest one is the Glavaševo Lake. The water power of Cetina has been harnessed by the Peruča Lake reservoir, located 25 kilometers downstream from the River source. Peruča Lake was the first large reservoir created in karst and the first remote reservoir in the Cetina Hydropower System. It was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. The myth Zjere is an interesting fact about Peruča Lake. The so-called monster of Peruča Lake is a snake that grows more than three meters in length and has been known to appear in the lake. Croatia's very own Loch Ness monster. Your flight continues along the river Cetina to the town of Trilj. The town of Trilj lies on the river Cetina and is located in inland Dalmatia. Around Trilj there are many findings dating way back to the Mesolithic. The first recorded group that inhabited this area was one of the Illyrian tribes called Delmati. They fought fiercely against the Romans for decades but finally lost. However, Romans built the legionary fortress Tilurium on the hill above Trilj which you will see while flying over. At the top of the hill of Gardun, remains of a legionary fortress at Tilurium. Tilurium guarded the entrance to the Cetina valley from the south and the approach to the provincial capital at Salona. While flying around, you will see Čačvina Castle. This castle is a fortress that guarded the approach against Bosnia during the Ottoman wars. It is situated in a strategic location enabling its crew to oversee traffic of goods through the mountain passage that leads to Bosnia. At the entrance of the Cetina River canyon, Nutjak fortification is situated. It was built in the 15th century to protect land west of the Cetina River from the Ottomans. Finally, the plane will turn around the Sinj field and fly back to the airport.

From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

3. From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

This route starts by taking off from Sinj airport, flying over the city of Sinj and the beautiful field of Sinj. This paradise of water, fields, and stone hides some of the most endemic species of flora and fauna in Croatia. Landscapes and underground of the Cetina River are rich with everlasting, sage, heather, and thyme. You might even see the Sinj fortress which was historically a very important location. Heading on to Split where you'll be flying over Klis fortress. On the cliffs between Mosor and Kozjak stands the Klis fortress. It was built on an extraordinary strategic location that allowed military control over the Klis valley. Klis fortress has been beautifully preserved in whole. After flying past Klis fortress, you will see the city of Split, with its green oasis Marjan. You will even see the island of Brač and the island of Šolta. You will see amazing blue seas below! Split is the second biggest city in Croatia and the largest ferry port. It is the cultural and economic center of the region. Largest green surface in Split, Marjan was declared a Park Forest in 1964. According to archaeological findings, it was inhabited as early as prehistory. Pieces of prehistoric pottery were found here. Also discovered are remnants of the temple of Diana – the goddess of the hunt. Until the 15th century, Marjan was covered with forest. Due to expansions of settlements, wars, and Turkish conquests, arson, and clearing, Marjan became a barren wasteland in only two centuries. Reforestation commenced by planting the first pines in 1852. As years passed, the forest was renewed and the animals returned. The first sea aquarium was founded on Marjan in 1928. After flying over Split the end of your flight will take you over the small town of Solin. Solin was the capital of Roman providence. However, Solin (or Salona) disappeared at the end of the middle ages never to be renewed again. Today it is a town of rich cultural heritage from ancient Salona (forum with temples, amphitheater, and graveyards with Salonitan martyrs) to the Middle age, time of queen Jelena and Trpimirović dynasty, the coronation of Zvonimir as King of Dalmatia and Croatia. Located by the river Jadro, Solin today is and youngest town in Croatia. It has been visited by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Afterward, you will fly towards the western side of Split where you can see some magnificent beaches of Split. Popular sandy beaches, pebbled beaches, rocky places, all can be found in Split. The final step is heading back to the airport. This is one of a kind tour and you will see everything you have to see in only 30 minutes.

From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park & Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park & Wine Tasting Tour

Begin your day with pickup from your hotel travel along the Dalmatian coast and hinterlands. Enjoy views of Trogir, Split, and the surrounding landscapes of lush green fields and local villages. First, stop in the town of Šibenik to discover its main sights including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Jacob’s Cathedral. Then, proceed to Krka National Park, where you will take a leisurely hike through its lush forests. Discover a variety of local flora and fauna. See the famous waterfalls of the park, including Skradinski bulk.  After exploring the park, continue the tour to the winery at Ranch Rak. Learn about Dalmation wines and wine production in the region. See the wine cellars and try 4 different types of wine. Also, taste some homemade prosciutto and cheese with olives. After the winery tour and tasting, be returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Solin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 48 reviews

An excellent tour. The guide, Tonje, was so informative and could answer our questions, plus more. He went beyond his position to accommodate us with recommendations for the future. Thankyou. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Salona, Trogir and Klis Castle. Well worth it.

Well organised trip with very knowledgeable, friendly guide. Absolutely fascinating learning about so much history about Salona, having a relaxed lunch in Trogir and then seeing all the clever construction of Klis. Highly recommend!

All of the people on our tour agreed that Tonič, our guide, was the best guide ever. His English was flawless and his knowledge of Croatian history was impressive!

Excellent day out Our guide Adrian was really good. Very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Would really recommend this tour

Fantastic tour with our knowledgeable & historical Guide and the 3 wonderful beautiful sites made an everlasting impression