Architectural wonders in Dalmatia

Solin, once the ancient capital of Roman Dalmatia, bristles with archaeological treasures and well-preserved ruins. Known then as Salona, it was the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian, and its vast collection of ruins shows just how important this place was to the Romans. Solin holidays are packed with unforgettable scenery and architectural gems at every turn. Visitors are spellbound by the ruins at the impressive archaeological park just outside the town.

Packed with crumbling Roman splendour, the remains of the amphitheatre, basilica and public baths give a terrific glimpse into daily life in the heyday of the empire. Solin is also just a short trip from cultural hotspot Split – in fact, it makes a tranquil base from which to explore the vibrant port city, where the Archaeological Museum showcases the historic treasures found at Solin’s ancient sites. Along with a heady dose of history, holidays to Solin offer as much relaxation, culture and great Croatian cuisine as you could want.

Your Solin questions, answered

Solin is often a better budget option than staying in one of the bigger Croatian towns. That said, a cluster of four- and five-star hotels lines the seafront.
The resort comes to life during the summer buzz of high season. But there’s enough archaeological beauty nearby to make a visit worthwhile at any time of year.
Solin is ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. The relaxed Mediterranean pace of life is intoxicating and suits holidaymakers seeking a chilled getaway.

Best things to do in Solin

Enjoy the beach

There is a crop of lovely beaches in the area around Solin and Split, both sandy and pebbly.

Go under the water

Solin’s waters are crystal-clear and create the perfect conditions for snorkelling. You can spend the day marvelling at sea life or go even further underwater with a diving school.

Follow the river

The River Jadro snakes through Solin and there are plenty of lush green spaces in which to enjoy it. There are also hiking trails that curve around the river’s banks.