The former Dalmatian Capital and Diocletian’s Birthplace near Split
Among the most famous and spectacular historical draws in Croatia today is the finely preserved and UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a C4th Roman marvel
However, of lesser fame and often overlooked by traveller’s visiting the Dalmatian coast is a site without whose existence we would not be able to marvel at Diocletian’s great work of art today.
The remains of the city of Solin – known to the Romans as Salona – lie just a few miles north-east of modern day Split. Solin belonged to the Illyrian Delmatae tribe before being drawn into the rapidly expanding Roman empire as it reached out across the Adriatic.