Cities and towns near Split

Salona was an ancient city and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians. Salona is situated in today’s town of Solin wich is about 8 km or a 20 min drive from Split.

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Kaštela is an agglomeration of seven small settlements in Croatia, located northwest of the city of Split (about 15 km or a half hour drive), west of Solin and east of Trogir, on the central Dalmatian coast. They are part of the Split-Dalmatia County and are administratively treated as a single city with a total population of 38,667 as of 2011 census – although they individually range in size from 3,000 to 7,000 residents.

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Trogir is a historic town and harbor on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,818 and a total municipality population of 13,260 (2011). The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies 27 kilometers (17 miles) west of the city of Split.

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Klis is a Croatian town located around a mountain fortress bearing the same name. It is located in the region of Dalmatia, located just northeast of Solin and Split (about 13 km or a half hour drive) near the eponymous mountain pass. It has a population of 2,621, totalling 4,421 together with the eight other villages in its municipality (census 2001).

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Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometers (16 miles) south-east of Split. Its location is where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea. Omiš municipality has a population of 14,936 and its area is 266 square kilometers (103 sq mi).

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Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the third-largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea. It’s 88,5 km or 55 miles away from Split, wich if a little more than one hour drive.

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Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, at the northwestern part of Ravni Kotari region. Zadar serves as the seat of Zadar County and the wider northern Dalmatian region. The city proper covers 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi) with a population of 75,082 in 2011, making it the fifth-largest city in the nation. It’s about two hours drive from Split, if you take the freeway.

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