Solin Travel Guide, Croatia
Solin Travel Guide – The Capital of Roman Dalmatia
With roots deeply thrusted back in time, Solin has developed itself as a city on the location of the Roman capital city of Dalmatia province, under its Roman name as Salona, the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian. It is located north of the Split peninsula, on the Jadro River, by the Adriatic Sea. Situated in a basin surrounded by Mosor Mountains to the east and Kozjak Mountains to the north, the city of ancient Salona has played a significant role both politically and religiously since early times. Today, Solin has an independent municipal status as being a suburb of the Split conurbation. Its tourism has been developed increasingly in the last few decades because of its numerous archaelogical and cultural heritage sites under UNESCO protection.
Solin has around 15,927 inhabitants.
Solin Travel Guide – The Site of Salona
The ruins of the ancient capital city of Dalmatia rise majestically among the vineyards at the foot of the Kozjak Mountains and, being the most impressive archaeological site in Croatia, invite those interested in receiving the possibility to stroll among their monumental ramparts with huge gates and high towers, the vast forum with its imposing temples, the majestic amphitheatre and early Christian churches with cemeteries in which they buried the city’s martyrs.
The Jadro River surroundings are picturesque landscapes and offer loads of green areas to stroll through, especially for those getting bored by the idea of exploring the ruins of the ancient city. Long walks or horseback ridings on the deeply hidden paths will be quite relaxing for an exploration of the best-kept travel secrets in the Kozjak Mountains.
Solin Travel Guide – The City of Pilgrim Tourism
Solin travel guides mention Solin as being one of the most important centre of early Christian settlements in Croatia. A good place for pilgrimage, Solin is representative through its worship of Virgin Mary which dates since 10th century when the Croatian Queen Jelena built St. Mary’s Church.
Nowadays, the re-built church is still visited by thousands of pilgrims, especially since the impressive figure in gold and silver of Virgin Mary was put up the shrine. It should be mentioned that Pope John Paul II visited the shrine in October, 1998. The annual main pilgrimage takes place on the date of Virgin Mary’s birth when hundreds of pilgrims from all over the country and abroad come to venerate Our Lady, to say prayers in hope for miraculous cure for their sick relatives or friends, and for themselves as well.
Solin Travel Guide – Accommodation and Public Transport
Accommodation is easy to find in Solin as its offer ranges from luxury hotels to hostels and apartment hotels. You can book any type of hotel easily.
In spite of the fact that there is a train station in Solin, it is compulsory to know that only regional trains stop here. Split Airport is 15 km away and it is well connected by local transport. Promet Split Company provides the public transport by several bus lines for the conurbation. The best taxi service is also available. Don't hesitate to read visit Split and Zadar