Due to its long and rather complicated history, Croatia is rich with cultural heritage; apart from Ancient Roman ruins, one can visit picturesque and well-preserved medieval towns, Baroque city centres, even prehistoric archaeological sites.
This exciting self-drive tour is a true delight for all art, history and architecture lovers.
Travel with us to Croatia’s distant past, explore the Roman ruins and roads and learn about this country’s intriguing history.
You can drive yourself or be escorted by a guide/driver on your way from Zadar to Split, Brač and more.
Your adventure starts in modern Zadar, once the Roman city of Iader. Explore the remains of Roman forum in the very centre if Zadar and learn about its role in the Roman rule of Ancient province of Dalmatia.
Even after the Roman times, Zadar remained a very influential centre. Its main landmark is the pre-Romanesque church of St Donat.
From Zadar, head towards Split, the Ancient city of Spalatum. Split is famous for the fantastic UNESCO-protected palace, situated in its very centre.
This palace was built in the beginning of the 4th century by Roman Emperor Diocletian, who wanted to retire here. Only a 20-minute drive away from Split is a small town of Solin.
Solin was the centre of Ancient Dalmatia in Roman times; today, tourists can visit the remains of a Roman amphitheatre in Solin.
Continue to the UNESCO-protected city of Trogir. Trogir was an Ancient Greek colony at first, under the name of Tragurium.
In the Middle Ages, this charming city developed into one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in the Adriatic, with some excellent examples of Venetian architecture.
On your way, you’ll also visit the Island of Brač, known as Bretia in Ancient Roman times, and Narona (modern-day town of Vid), boasting a remarkable Archaeological Museum.
If you don’t fancy driving, we can organise for a driver/tour guide to escort you on your way though Croatia’s Roman past!