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Explore the Roman Ruins of Salona, Near Split, Croatia Solin  Croatia

Explore the Roman Ruins of Salona, Near Split, Croatia

Walking through the ancient Roman city of Salona, a swathe of land dotted with 2,000 year-old stone ruins near seaside Split, Croatia, we felt a bit like Indiana Jones. We playfully feigned jubilation that we had just chanced upon an undiscovered ancient place, as we explored the remnants of the city, which was once home to more than 40,000 inhabitants. Salona is undoubtedly an archaeological gem, deserving of such praise, but on this February day, there were only a handful of local residents there, and perhaps no visitors except us. One pair of locals enjoyed a picnic on the lawn, surrounded by the old city walls; a woman hung laundry in her backyard which overlooks the ancient amphitheater; and another couple tended to their olive trees, on a plot of land overlooked by the mighty Klis Fortress (a site that has gained recent fame as a Game of Thrones filming location).

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