Solin, a town near the estuary of the Jadro river, 5 km northeast of Split.
It consists of three separate parts: 1) the central part (Mitnica) at the intersection of the roads to Split, Trogir and Klis (the residential and business part of Solin), 2) Majdan, situated in a small valley of the upper basin of the Jadro, with the cement factory, and 3) Donja Strana (Sveti Kajo), a part 1.5 km to the west of the central part, situated on the road to Trogir, with the cement factory and industrial plants. The ruins of the ancient Salona are located between Donja Strana and the central part of Solin. Solin lies at the main road Split – Sinj.
Salona represents one of the most significant ancient and early Christian sites in the world. It is famous because the ruins from both periods have been preserved in situ – as it is rare elsewhere in the world – providing research material of all kinds. The data collected and published have been presented to the international cultural public. Guided sightseeing is highly recommended due to the complexity of the site. Solin has recently been landscaped and urbanistically replanned so that the whole town gives an impression of a park, and the promenade along the Jadro river, in the natural and historical environment of extraordinary value, attracts many walkers and excursionists. The Nativity of the Virgin Mary (8th of September), celebrated as the Day of the Town of Solin, is commemorated with special care; it is an occasion when many believers gather here because Solin is also a religious centre of the Split-Dalmatia County.