Salona makes a perfect half-day trip from Split or Trogir, but it’s not a place you would want to stay in longer. If you brush up on Salona’s history so you know what you’re looking at when you get there, your visit will be more meaningful. Even so, you will need to use a certain amount of imagination to appreciate the site.
Visitor Information -- Before going to the Salona archaeological site, check with the tourist office (www.solin-info.com; tel. 021/210-048) of the town of Solin at Ulica Kralja Zvonimira 69 for directions and information. When you arrive at Salona, you will encounter an information/ticket booth at Tusculum, portal to the ancient city. Tickets are 20kn; maps and other printed material related to the site are also available. Salona is open Apr–Sept Mon–Sat 9am–7pm and Sun 9am–1pm; Oct–Mar Mon–Sat 9am–3pm; Sun closed.
Getting There & Getting Around -- Salona occupies 156 hectares (385 acres) about 6km (4 miles) from Split. If you are driving, take the Trogir-Split road (D8) directly to the parking lot. If you are using public transportation, the #1 bus from Split departs for Salona (stopping at nearby modern Solin en-route) every 20 minutes from 7am to 10pm from the stop across the street from the Croatian National Theater; the trip takes about 1/2 hr.