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Guide - Splitska



Splitska is a small, idyllic town on the island of Brač. With its two hundred or so inhabitants, it often gets left out of tourist maps and brochures which focus on the bettern-known resorts. For this very reason, Splitska offers its visitors a chance to escape the daily grind and relax on the coast.

Splitska in two words - port and stone

The legend of the founding of Splitska speaks of the Trojan hero Antenor, whose coastal landing site segued into the inland town of Škrip. The coastal location and the Brač stonecutting tradition have left their mark on town life. Splitska was the harbor used to transport material for the construction of Diocletian's palace in nearby Split.

The ties between Splitska and stone do not end there, as the most ancient historical trace of life from these areas was found carved in stone. The quarry site of Rasohe is the discovery place of a carven image of Heracles, believed to have been made during the excavations for the imperial residence mentioned above.

The cultural heritage of Splitska

Splitska has become known through the centuries as a holiday home spot. This is proven by the existence of a large number of summer manors. The most famous of these are the ancient Cerinić castle, and two others dating to the early years of the twentieth century - Finka Hall and Villa Illyria.

Adventurers will wish to explore the parish church of Saint Mary with numerous significant artworks, and the square tower, all that remains of the old castle of the Cerinić family. The shallows of the harbor still contain the remains of an ancient harbor which was once situated at this spot. A light stroll outside of Splitska will take the visitor to the remains of a church dated to the turn of the sixth century.

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