Split, Klis and amphitheater

Without a doubt if you are going to visit Diocletian Palace cellars, you should do it in a guided tour (with an official guide) because travel books and other gadgets are just not the same so you will end up wasting your money. The cellars have remained authentic all throughout the history and they speak of the culture of The East and The West Roman Empire. The thermaes, Trinclinium, the four gates, Vestibul, a place where one ‘klapa’ (Dalmatin harmony-singing group) of the same name (Vestibul) sings creating the atmosphere that is almost forgotten, Peristil, a square surrounded by a number pillars. Those constructions are 1,700 years old.

There are a plenty of places to eat in the town, but by far the best is Marjan Tavern (Konoba Marjan). Even those who have seen Naples, well, they should better wait with dying before they taste ‘pašticada’ there. The tavern is located in Šperun Street, behind St. Francis Church, (Crkva sv. Frane), at the end of Riva (Waterfront). If you prefer a more stylish place, down by the sea, there is konoba Atlantida near konoba Fife. The first has a great staff, excellent food and highly clean toilets and the kitchen. The latter one lives on its reputation and has been recommended by Lonely Planet.

There is a mini snack bar in Bosanska Street with quite fine food selection, beside a pizzeta (mini-pizza) there are sweet pies, vegetable pies etc. (Viška pogača, Poljički soparnik…) At ‘Pazar’ (Market) one can buy amazing and cheap delicacies: home-made soft cheese (kajmak), sheep cheese, home-made pies, blueberry syrup (does anyone still make it???) At ‘Peškarija’ (The fish market) one can find anchovies in oil and capers too. Beside The fish market there is a physiotherapeutic bath made in art-nouveau, Jugendstil. In between is Marmontova Street and on the other side are Prokurative, of the same style, which is a copy of Piazza San Marco.

 



Including: transportation, guide and entrance fees

Excursion duration: 8h

Itinerary: 9.30 am departure towards the Amphitheatre of Salona, walking through it, short drive to the Fort Klis, guided tour, driving to Split, 1.5 h guided walking tour, 2h free time (recommended lunch in konoba), panoramic drive around Marjan peninsula, arrival to Trogir 4.30 pm