Few cities can offer such variety of entertainment and excursions in their closest surroundings as Split. At the very entrance to the city there are ruins of the ancient Salona, once the capital of the Roman province Dalmatia and the biggest archaeological locality on the eastern Adriatic coast.
Just a bit further away stands the town of Trogir, entered in the UNESCO register of the World Cultural Heritage, which two-millennium-old history is woven in modern life of this town-museum.
North of Split, on the way to Sinj, rises the fortress of Klis. It was built to defend this region from the Turkish invasion. Having passed the fortress you enter the hinterland that offers the possibility to enjoy in riding, rafting and canoeing down the white waters of the Cetina River.
There are three big Marian shrines only 30 km away from Split dedicated to Our Miraculous Mother of Sinj, Our Little Mother of Solin and the shrine at Vepric. The world famous shrine Međugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is 130 km away from Split.
If you set off to the sea, the routs will take you to Hvar, Brač, Vis. These are the islands of rich history and tradition, unique beauty and natural phenomena. One of them is the sea cave Modra špilja on the island of Biševo, where the sunrays break turning the sea into blue silver.
(SOURCE: tz Split)