Marjan Hill

Marjan Hill: Our most recommended tours and activities

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way.  Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace from the Roman Empire which now forms about half the Old Town of Split. Stop to view its open colonnades in the palace's central Peristyle square. Continue to the impressive Saint Domnius Cathedral, which is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original form. Hear about the story of Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park. Stroll along the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea. Finish your tour where it began at the Golden Gate.

Split: Marjan Hill Hiking Tour From Diocletian's Palace

2. Split: Marjan Hill Hiking Tour From Diocletian's Palace

This hiking tour starts from the entrance to the Diocletian's Palace cellars and it will take us through the narrow streets of the old peasants' district of Varoš to the first viewpoint, next to the 16th century Jewish cemetery. From there, we will walk through pine tree forest next to an old abandoned zoo and favorite picnic spot for people of Split, all the way to the top of the hill on the elevation of 178 m above sea level. From the top you will be able to enjoy the view over the entire city and mountains surrounding it. From there, on a clear day, you can see all the central Adriatic islands. After stopping for a view and taking photos, our way will take us to an old hermitage of Saint Jerome. In this place hermits used to live in the dwellings that were built in the caves so that only the front façade is visible. After a photo stop, we follow our way down the hill past the church of Our Lady of Bethlehem and Saint Nicholas church back to the old town. Distance covered is about 6 km highest point is 178 m above sea level. Terrain is mostly gravel, with some concrete and asphalt. Elevation gain/loss is approx.. 300 m Total distance : 6 km Elevation gain/loss: 300 m Highest point: 178m

Split: Private Walking Tour and Panoramic Cart Tour

3. Split: Private Walking Tour and Panoramic Cart Tour

Don't miss out on this unique tour! First, take a walk through Roman-era Split, medieval Split and Split today with an expert guide who will bring the past to life. See the very best of Split on this walking tour that includes the Diocletian palace, St. Duje Cathedral, Peristil, Mestrovic’s statue of Gregory of Nin, The Golden Gate, Riva, City Clock, City Hall. You will discover more about the historical highlights of Split but also find out a lot about Split today. The tour has a limited number of participants and it is a personalized kind of tour so you will be able to ask your guide to see the sights you are interested the most – Riva-promenade, the fish market, Varoš-part old town or even see how people in Split live today. Afterwards, just sit and relax on this car tour which is a fun and friendly way of discovering Split. During the tour, you will explore many interesting places in the city. You will enjoy a mix of landscapes and beautiful seaside promenades in part of the city outside of the Diocletian palace zone. Visit the site of the beautiful Marjan, Poljud Stadium, Bačvice beach, Split's Vidilica and Đardin park. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your knowledgeable and friendly, personal guide leads you through the heart of Split. Hear stories about the emperors, kings, warriors, sports, poets, and myths that have shaped this small but awe-inspiring area of the Mediterranean.

Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

4. Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

Explore the old town of Split on a guided walking tour and marvel at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Wander the maze of streets in the historical city center to discover a mix of architectural styles, from the last remaining Egyptian sphinx in the black granite Peristyle to more recent buildings from the 20th century. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the locals and learn the history of the magical city as you stroll around the palace grounds from the South Gate to the cellars and main palace square. Admire the North Gate and West Gate, and discover the site of the old fruit market on Voćni Trg (Fruit Square). Go down to the Riva waterfront and get panoramic views of Marjan Hill from the promenade. See the oldest Catholic church in the world at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum.

Split: Private Marjan Hill Sunset Cruise with Drinks

5. Split: Private Marjan Hill Sunset Cruise with Drinks

Our sunset cruise is far from an ordinary panoramic tour. This special two-hour cruise starts by sailing towards sundown along the Marjan Hill, also known as “the lungs of the city”. We proceed towards the Kaštela bay, guarded by the slopes of Kozjak. You’re bound to notice the stunning football stadium of the local club Hajduk, an immensely important architectural marvel loved by the citizens of Split. Afterwards, we sail along the new part of town, coasting several city beaches as the sun slowly sets, creating an idyllic atmosphere. The tour includes music on board, wines, spirits and soft drinks to circle this beautiful experience.

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What people are saying about Marjan Hill

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,106 reviews

Jakov was a great your guide, bringing his experience growing up in split along with the history of the city. I always hate the tours that sound like it coming from a textbook. Jakov made it funny and interesting.

The car tour was great, it was interesting to explore the city in a different way. We got to learn a lot about the history of the city with our guide who was funny and interesting. Thank you!

Our guide Mario was amazing, he knew a lot about history, art and architecture, he had so much to say and show us, we were really happy with the tour

Ivan was a terrific guide. He explained the entire history of Split with humor and wonderful education. Highly recommend.

Great guide Jakov, friendly, informative and good sized group.