Another place near Split that owes its current name to the original Salona dating back from the prehistoric Illyria (Illyrians, a group of Indo-European tribes in antiquity). Solin was a Greek colony founded in the 3rd century BC. It was conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Solin was the fourth largest city in the Roman Empire. Despite its significantly earlier existence, Solin was first mentioned in 119 BC.
It was truly a magnificent, remarkable and lively city, and an important center of the Roman Empire. The Emperor Diocletian was born in Salona, and the fact that he built his famous palace in immediate proximity, gave this town special significance and reputation.
In the 7th century, Solin was conquered and devastated by the Avares and Slavenes, and the excavations of this ancient city are still in progress. The excavations found so far are an important part of Croatian cultural-historical heritage.