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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.

Split: Klis Fortress GOT and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

2. Split: Klis Fortress GOT and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

Take a walk through the marvelous Klis fortress, full of history, a filming site for Game of Thrones, and learn more about why so many different nations wanted to conquer it. Watch a video in the Interpretation Center, explore all the hidden parts of the Fortress, and take some amazing selfies. With the same ticket head over to Stella Croatica to immerse into the tradition of the area. Get the chance to witness the natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage of Dalmatia. Witness the hand-preparation of traditional delicacies before learning how essential oils are extracted out of typical Mediterranean herbs and then used in natural cosmetics. Stroll through the fragrant gardens and visit the Olive Museum, where one can compare the traditional and modern ways of producing olive oil. Sample the traditional products in the Concept store and take the opportunity to have an authentic meal paired with local wine in the Tavern.

Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

3. Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

Explore the wonders of Split and its surroundings on this open-top bust tour. Listen to an audio guide in 6 different languages on the bus. Drive to sights like Bačvice beach, sport facilities, and museums. Follow your guide through the picturesque Old Town.   Board the comfortable bus that has Wi-Fi. Capture pictures easily from the open-top bus as you pass by the city's top sights like the turquoise waters of Bačvice beach. Stop in the Old Town for a guided walking tour.  Stroll through the streets of Diocletian's palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved structures from Late Antiquity. Continue to Klis fortress which was featured in 'Game of Thrones.' Gaze out at panoramic views of Split and the surrounding mountains and islands. After a break, travel to Salona, which was once the largest Roman city in this region. Purchase a ticket to the archeological site which is filled the ruins of ancient basilicas, baptisteries, and an amphitheater. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Split: Trogir, Salona and Solin Day Tour

4. Split: Trogir, Salona and Solin Day Tour

Gaze in awe at the Cathedral of St. Lovro. Construction on the church began in 1193 and was completed around 1500. Because its construction lasted so many centuries, it’s style is an architectural scrapbook of that half-century. Visit the imposing Kamerlengo Fortress, a castle which seems to have lept straight out of a storybook. Admire the many finely crafted coats of arms that deck out Trogir’s City Hall. Built as the Duke’s palace by the Venetians, this building includes a stunning carved lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice. Make your way through the stunning collection of St. Nicholas’s Convent. See the dazzling 3rd-century relief of Kairos, the Greek god of opportunity carved out of orange marble. As you walk through the historic streets of Trogir, stop and notice the spectacular exterior of the Grand Cipiko Palace, which boasts an intricately carved Gothic triforium. Journey to Solin and explore the ancient ruins of Salona.  Once a critical Roman outpost, Solin is now a suburb of Split, however many relics from its ancient past remain. See the amphitheater where 15,000 spectators once cheered on gladiatorial battles. Explore the Fortress Klis. This massive fortress situated on top of a rocky mass offers gorgeous views of Split. It’s also one of the few castles of its kind that offers so much access to guests. Walk the walls, climb the towers, and be transported to the past. The fortress was recently used to portray the city of Meeren on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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

5. 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 Sinj: 1-Hour Private Scenic Flight over Imotski's Lakes

6. From Sinj: 1-Hour Private Scenic Flight over Imotski's Lakes

Discover Sinj from the sky on an exciting private flight over the region. Enjoy verdant landscapes along the way and panoramic views of lakes, rivers, and coastline. Enjoy time to walk around and visit ancient fortresses. This route begins in the field of Sinj, a town in the Dalmatian hinterlands, the area known as Cetinska Krajina. This is an area that attracts more visitors each year, primarily thanks to the traditional Tilters Tournament of Sinj (Sinjska Alka). The flight starts over Sinj and continues along the Cetina River. The source of the river is a karst spring. Cetina has its source in the northwestern slopes of Dinara, in a small village called Cetina. The river is mostly calm with stunning landscapes. Next fly over the town of Trilj. This area also has become increasingly popular with tourists. It offers outdoor activities like Cetina River fishing, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking. Afterward, the plane turns to Imotski, flying over the karstic landscapes that in a few minutes turn into a fertile valley bordered by the rocky plateaus. Imotski is a town situated on the northern side of Biokovo massif in Dalmatia hinterlands. It is a nice little town to visit. There are two lakes near Imotski – the Blue Lake and Red Lake, each one named for the color of the landscape around its borders. After the flight over the lakes, the route takes you to the town of Omiš. Omiš is situated at the Canyon of Cetina River. Omiš is widely known for its glorious pirate history and serves as a reminder of the times when pirates used to control Omiš. The main landmark remaining from the pirates stands proudly over the town – the fortress of Mirabela. Pirates of Omiš used the fortress as a lookout so that merchant ships couldn’t stay unnoticed when sailing along the coastline. The flight continues along the coastline towards the Split suburbs. The west coast of Split is the extension of Split’s Riva to the west. Enjoy a magnificent view of Split and luxury yachts. Next on the route is the Klis fortress, which served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially in the middle ages. The fortress is one of the most outstanding fortresses in Croatia and it is beautifully preserved. If you have time, you can easily spend a few hours walking around. Finally, return to the town of Sinj. You will probably see Fortress of Sinj which offers one of the nicest views in the area. You can see all of the Cetina River and the surrounding villages. If you are interested in visiting the Dalmatian hinterlands this is the best way to give you a preview of what you can expect.

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What people are saying about Klis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 79 reviews

This tour is amazing! An excellent way to learn about the ancient, medieval, and early modern history of Split, Dalmatia, and Croatia as a whole. Jadran’s commentary brought to life the ruins of Salona, the streets of Trogir, and the defenses of Klis fortress. He clearly has a deep knowledge and passion for Croatia’s history and culture, and he was happy to answer all of our questions – both about the particular sites and about Croatia in general. He also has a good sense of humor and made sure to keep us engaged and comfortable. This tour is probably one of the better ways to experience these sites if you are interested in historical details, as the sites themselves don’t contain a huge amount of information. Note that the tour involves a fair bit of walking – so bring water and sunscreen – but there are plenty of breaks, either in the air-conditioned van or on the shady streets of Trogir.

Truly a very pleasant experience ... Organized in such a way as to allow you to see the most important things that a city totally unknown to a traveler can offer ... Our positivity stems from the fact that we also had a guide, Doris, who in her immense passion for his work and for his city, he transmitted to us the love for the places that this very nice tour has offered us ... One more note we want to spend for how it was organized ... Between a tour and the other we also had times in total freedom where we could eat, walk and sip a cocktail .... We highly recommend it and .... THANKS DORIS ... we hope to meet again one day ... Maybe to ... . ROME!

Beautiful places. Small group. Verry funny guide. He gave us a lot of information about the local history. We had the tour with lunch included. So we had the Skradin risotto in Skradin and traditional bbq. Everyting was verry good. Only one mention: we felt that the time for the Klis Fortress was a little to short but we managed to see everything. Overall an amazing experience!

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!

Absolutely amazing such a great day and tour Tony junior was so good my partner and I along with two young girls had such a good time. So many things to see and learn. Excellent