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Peristyle Square (Peristil) Tours

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Peristyle Square (Peristil)
Flanked by two Corinthian colonnades, Peristyle Square (Peristil) is the central plaza of the town of Split and part of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An 187-feet (57-meter) eye-catching belfry towers above the square; climb to the top for a stellar view of the sea.

The Basics
Walk under Italian marble columns that frame the monumental entrance to the imperial Vestibul, a cavernous open dome above the ground floor passageway, and traverse the foyer that leads into the emperor's residential quarters. Explore the adjoining St. Domnius Cathedral, housed in an octagonal structure that was once the emperor’s mausoleum—an ironic end to a man who persecuted Christians. Explore the square as part part of greater Split on a half-day or full-day walking tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Peristyle Square is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
  • Walking tours of Split usually require a moderate amount of walking.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, walking tours are not recommended for those with walking disabilities or who use a wheelchair.

How to Get There
Peristyle Square in the heart of Split is about a 7-minute walk from Split’s main ferry terminal. Central Split is compact and easily navigable on foot and has limited public transportation.

When to Get There

Peristyle Square hosts events throughout the year, most notably during the Split Summer Festival when the square transforms into an open-air opera theater. Go in the mornings for traditional klapa band performances in the Vestibule where the acoustics are pitch-perfect. The best time to visit Split is September and October when tourist crowds have dispersed, but the Adriatic Sea is still warm enough for a dip.

A House Fit for a King
Roman emperor Diocletian (284 to 305) was an aficionado of all things Egyptian. He was so taken by the granite sphinxes of Luxor (circa 1,500 BC) that he brought over more than a dozen. Three sphinxes remain today in Split. One can be seen at Peristyle Square; the second (headless) stands guard at the entrance of Jupiter's Temple; and the third is displayed at Split Archaeological Museum.
Address: Peristil Square, Split 21000, Croatia
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Private Split walking tour

Private Split walking tour

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Split has an incredibly rich history. Today we can see traces of Greek, Roman, Venetian, Ottoman, French and Austrian culture. Find many interesting details only true locals know. Find out why is Split protected by the UNESCO since 1979 and discover why do locals say that Split is the most beautiful city in the world. Contact us and let’s have a nice day together.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$75.56
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Split and Trogir private tour

Split and Trogir private tour

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An ideal nice and easy half-day tour in which you will see two similar yet different cities- Split and Trogir. Both protected by the UNESCO with a pure Mediterranean spirit, many small local shops, beautiful views and excellent restaurants. Our professional guide will show you all big and small, local attractions of both cities. After the tour we will give you some nice recommendations for a nice local meal. Contact us and let's have a nice day together :)
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$192.99
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The Best of Split Private Tour

The Best of Split Private Tour

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It can be tricky to appreciate Split’s many historical and cultural landmarks on a self-led tour. Explore the city on a private walking tour, and gain intimate insight into attractions including Diocletian's Palace, Prokurative Square, and the city’s Gregory of Nin statue from your guide. Benefit from the customizable service of a private tour to explore at a time that suits you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$98.58
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Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Tour in Split

Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Tour in Split

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Get an insider’s view of the HBO show 'Game of Thrones' by booking this entertaining guided walking tour in Split—it’s a Viator Exclusive that you won’t find anywhere else. Get a behind-the-scenes look with your local guide, learning about the spots in the fictional city of Meereen and the fortress of Klis. End up at Diocletian’s Palace, located smack in the center of Split. Learn fun facts about the show as well as some juicy medieval gossip.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tour of Split with a 'Magister' of History

Walking Tour of Split with a 'Magister' of History

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This is a walking tour of Split with a local historian! I will guide you through all of the relevant sites in the center of Split in a logical manner following the cities development through time. That covers all of Split's history from ancient Roman times till today. I have a Master's degree in history and I can tell you so much more about history. By that, I don't mean only about the history of Split. I can tell you anything you want to know about Croatia in general since I always welcome and encourage questions! I worked as a history teacher so I try and use all of the teaching skills I earned through education and practice. Interaction and dialogue are very important during my tour! Also, I am a local from Split, I've been living here for my whole life. I try to use multi-media as much as possible so I carry a tablet with me which I use to demonstrate a lot of things I am mentioning. The tablet also has a free Wi-Fi hotspot on it for my group!
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Game of Thrones Walking Tour in Split

Private Game of Thrones Walking Tour in Split

Visit the filming locations of HBO’s TV show, “Game of Thrones” in real life on this half-day, guided tour. See behind the scenes and get the inside scoop from your guide who will show you well-known places from the show like Diocletian’s Palace where the Unsullied Army was freed. Visit the Fortress of Klis and snap photos where Daenerys Targaryen once stood.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$209.63
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1.5-Hour Split Evening Walking Tour

1.5-Hour Split Evening Walking Tour

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The seafront promenades and UNESCO-listed monuments of Split are even more atmospheric after dark and an evening walking tour means you’ll benefit from the cooler weather. On this 1.5-hour tour, admire landmarks including Diocletian's Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and the Venetian Tower, then take in the views from Marjan Hill.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tours in Split

Private Tours in Split

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Explore and get to know the Old Town Split with me and the ways locals entwined it within the ancient roman city walls. We start our tour with historical monument and Unesco World heritage - The Diocletian's palace, where we take steps through ancient history and Roman Empire drama. While taking a relaxed stroll through the streets, squares and the former Diocletian's palace, where normal people still live their usual lives, learn more about the past and hear stories of the modern Split. Together we will enjoy and reveal the feel good outdoor lifestyle that citicens of Split practice throughout the year on numerous squares and main Riva promenade. This walk of mine is relaxed, fun and informative tour, which shows all the main sights of Old Town Split, but also some hidden gems that we keep to ourselves.
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  • 2 hours
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Eco City Tour Split

Eco City Tour Split

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Our eEco tuk-tuk vehicles are 100% electricand environment friendly Our team is consisted of experienced local tourist guides, born and raised in town of Split!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$49.92
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Split old city walking tour with local tour guide

Split old city walking tour with local tour guide

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Leave the guidebooks behind and simply listen to your experienced local guide as you learn about Split’s 1,700 years of rich history. Tour Diocletian's Palace, a 4th-century Roman royal residence that dominates half the town. Then visit Marjan Forest Park, a nature preserve that offers outstanding views overlooking the city.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$22.10
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Split: Game of Thrones Small group Tour with Diocletian's Cellar

Split: Game of Thrones Small group Tour with Diocletian's Cellar

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Take a tour of the famous filming locations from Game of Thrones while visiting Split. This 90-minute tour uncovers the streets of the city that were turned into the fictional city of Mereen. Learn about the history of Split from your guide as you traverse the city and visit sights such as the Golden Gate, the Vestibule, and Diocletian's cellars, where Daenarys kept her dragons in season five.
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Adriatic Paradise Cruise by Yolo - from Split

Adriatic Paradise Cruise by Yolo - from Split

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Discover the idyllic Croatian archipelago and Dalmatian Coast on a 7-night cruise from Split. In the day, use your free time for cool-down dips in the sea and dock overnight in the mainland towns of Split and Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Mljet, Omis and Korčula. With only 18 cabins, the boat is just the right size to get up close to the tinier, secluded islands that the bigger vessels can’t reach. Enjoy half-board catering in your cruise, and optional excursions and tours at your own expense, if you wish.
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Split Walking Tour

Split Walking Tour

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Explore Diocletian’s Palace — the UNESCO-listed palace complex once home to Roman emperor Diocletian — in the heart of Split on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover how the one-time Imperial residence grew into a city within a city as you wander amid grand squares, well-preserved temples and Romanesque churches. See highlights such as Peristyle Square, the Temple of Jupiter and St Duje Cathedral, and learn more about the rags-to-riches emperor and the city of Split.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Diocletian's Palace Small Group Tour in Split

Diocletian's Palace Small Group Tour in Split

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History oozes from the narrow cobblestoned streets that twist and turn through Diocletian’s Palace in Split. One option is to simply lose yourself in this former Roman garrison. A better option is to take this guided walking tour and learn all there is to know about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then get lost!
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Private Split Walking Tour

Private Split Walking Tour

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This is a private walking tour that is custom made just for you and your small group! No other participants will join on your tour. It is unique that this tour includes inside visit of the Cathedral in Split and Jupiter's Temple. Cathedral of Split is one of the oldest and most unique cathedrals in the world - it is a burial site of the roman's emperor Diocletian!
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  • 2 hours
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Private 2-hour morning walking tour of UNESCO town Split

Private 2-hour morning walking tour of UNESCO town Split

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Ticking off Split’s top landmarks as well as its lesser-known treasures can be tricky when exploring alone. Embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed center and discover several sights in just a few hours, including the Saint Domnius Cathedral and hidden Diocletian’s Palace cellars. Explore with a professional guide to find your way with ease while learning more about the city’s far-reaching history.
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  • 2 hours
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$73.21
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Split walking tour with local guide

Split walking tour with local guide

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The coastal city of Split is renowned for its scenic seafront promenade and UNESCO-listed ruins of Diocletian's Palace. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings in the city and covers all the highlights. Admire the ancient monuments of the palace complex including the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Golden Gate, take in the views along the Strossmayer promenade, and experience local life at the Fish Market.
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Walking tour Split

Walking tour Split

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Gain a comprehensive overview of Split’s UNESCO-listed landmarks on a walking tour led by a professional. The small-group size ensures more personalized attention from your guide, with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off optimizing your sightseeing time. Learn more about the city’s Roman, medieval, and modern history as you discover landmarks including the St. Domnius Cathedral, Grgur Ninski statue, and Diocletian’s Palace.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Game of Thrones Split Tour

Game of Thrones Split Tour

Immerse yourself in the unique world of Game of Thrones and explore the places where the filming of one of the most famous series of today took place. Let your professional guide lead you through the 1700-years old Diocletian palace and explain you every detail about the series and history on this fun and unique tour.
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  • 2 hours
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$61.39
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Best of Split Walking Tour

Best of Split Walking Tour

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Step thousands of years back in time on this history-themed walking tour of Split. Meet me right on the Riva promenade. From there we'll head to Diocletian’s Palace. Built in the 4th century for Roman Emperor Diocletian, it’s located in the very center of the city. Learn more about Diocletian, local history and customs as we venture to the Peristil Square—roman square that still lives! During this visit you will see some filming locations for Game of Thrones, discover Split’s medieval architecture, and more!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walk & talk Split private tour

Walk & talk Split private tour

It is hard to enjoy Split's overwhelming historical and cultural heritage on a self led tour. Explore the city of Split on a private walking tour with your local licensed guide and discover hidden gems you might not have expected. Have your guide give you insight into many attractions this city offers such as Diocletian's Palace, dalmatian traditional acapella singing, various other palaces within the Diocletian's palace and many more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$46.59
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Explore Split With Kids

Explore Split With Kids

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Tour starts by the scaled model of Split old town at Riva promenade, followed by visiting Diocletian's Palace and it's main parts: substructures, former imperial residence, Peristyle square with the Saint Domnio's Cathedral, and all four gates of the Palace. This is one of very few children-friendly tours. I will give you an insight to historic attractions in more simple and children-suitable way, with 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. At the end, we will visit the oldest pastry shop in Split, tasting traditional homemade style treats. If needed, we can take a break for bathroom or drink. Two hour length of the tour is not strict, if needed it can be extended. Time and day of tour can be negotiated, depending on other tours that day
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  • 2 hours
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$53.25
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Private Game of Thrones walking tour in Split

Private Game of Thrones walking tour in Split

Split is a beautiful city with many old legends and tales. We will see a modern tale – Game of thrones Seasons 4,5 and 6 were filmed in Split – visit the sites with unique stories and photo materials and learn about some similarities the show has with our real-life history. Contact us and let’s have a nice day together .
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$66.56
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Split History walking tour

Split History walking tour

A unique opportunity to Explore the Diocletian's Palace listed by UNESCO , Visit the oldest cathedral in the world “St. Domnius & Sight the temple of Jupiter, Egyptian sphinx and Vestibule than following the Cardo street we arrive to the Golden Gate and the bishop Grgur of Nin.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking Tour with kids- Discover Split together

Walking Tour with kids- Discover Split together

You are on holidays with kids? Split is a great city for families! Let's start from Split Diocletian palace. It is one of the kids must do activities, take them to the top of Cathedral of St.Duje bell tower! When you are full of history, look at a green hill- It’s Marjan hill- an inevitable place for kid’s activities. Its park offers promenades, nature paths, and playgrounds, on The Bacvice beach-slides, trampolines, bouncy castles. It is the only place where kids can watch the famous picigin game or even practice themselves. After all these activities, you with kids deserve something sweet. There is a small Nadaline shop inside the ancient walls of Diocletian palace, you can taste dark chocolate mixed with typical Mediterranean ingredients- dried figs, carob, almonds, cinnamon, lavender. Tastes so good! You can end the day with kids with a small submarine tour that last about 45 minutes. Through your own personal viewing window, you can watch an abundance of marine life. Excited?
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Peristyle Square (Peristil) costs USD 75.56. Guided Peristyle Square (Peristil) tours start around USD 75.56 per person. See all 53 Peristyle Square (Peristil) tickets and tours on Viator.
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