Diocletian’s Palace is one of the best attractions on the Adriatic coast, and this UNESCO World Heritage site is THE place to visit when you come to Split. More than 1,700 years of history and tradition is packed into this centre of central Split, and a walking tour through its streets is a must when you visit the Dalmatian capital.
But as parents we all know that this is not going to be an easy task with young children in tow. An ancient church does not have quite the same appeal to a 6-year-old looking for the next ice cream as it does for parents keen to know more of its history. And so, despite being a beautiful attraction, Diocletian’s Palace has not been the easiest family attraction.
Meet the Explore Split with Kids tour:
It can be difficult to make children interested in historical tours, and Split is no exception. This is one of the very few children-friendly tours. I will give you an insight into historic attractions in a more simple and children-suitable way. As a father myself, I know stories and legends connected with Split. We will look for ancient hidden wall inscriptions and Egyptian sphinxes, pass through Roman gates, make a wish by rubbing a toe of Bishop Grgur’s giant statue. Depending on when the tour takes place, we will attend the re-enactment of the Roman guard ceremony and Emperor Diocletian’s salute, which takes place every day at 12. At the end, we will visit the oldest pastry shop in Split, tasting traditional homemade style treats.