Romans & Communists

This tour encompasses the palace of Diocletian in Split and the Roman way of life, a visit to Vranjic, a once beautiful coastal town, initially occupied by nobility, now devastated by industrialization imposed by the Communist regime and finally a tour of a 70s Brutalist architecture neighborhood. 

You will have an opportunity to see two separate sides of Split and hear fascinating stories about the enigmatic Emperor Diocletian and juxtaposing stories about Tito, the life-long ruler of Yugoslavia. Compare the 1700 year old palace to the architecture of the 1970s. If you are expecting just plain, lifeless communist architecture, then you are in for a surprise, as the architecture here was so ingenious that it was referred to as the "Yugoslavian Miracle" by the Museum of Modern architecture.

As a top highlight is Vranjic, a small town that holds some rather nasty secrets regarding the Communist regime, learn more during your visit with your professional local guide. We are certain that you will be amazed by both the ancient and the new.


  • Diocletian's Palace in Split

  • Vranjic - a small town on the outskirts of Split

  • Exploration of a communist neighborhood


  • Licensed local guide

  • Contact from the office within 12 hours of the booking

  • Bus/mini bus/car

  • Drink

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Zadar Tours Ltd. Travel agency

Uskocka 4, Split, Croatia

OIB: 41495718067