The remains of the ancient City of Salona
The remains of the ancient City of Salona, the most important city in the ancient world, are
located six kilometres north of Split. Salona’s favourable geographical position in the middle
of the Eastern Adriatic Coast and its location within the well-protected Kastela Bay, along
the delta of the river Salon (present Jadro) as well as good road connections, presented a
precondition for fast and smooth development of this incredibly inspiring city, the
metropolis of the Roman Province of Dalmatia.
Salona was initially a coastal stronghold and a port of the Illyrian Delmati. Furthermore, this
port located in the eastern wing of the protected bay was a great impetus for the
development of the city. The development was caused primarily by trade activities, and
then, especially in the late centuries, by the change in people, worldviews, religious
teachings, construction, shipbuilding, and other skills.
Today, Salona, materially speaking, is a pile of scattered and disposed remnants giving us
just an idea of its former size, strength, extraordinary power and culture. Thus, a broken
part of the letter, more precisely the serif of the initial letter “S” from the “SALONA”
inscription, symbolizes today’s Salona and its remnants. But even more, it symbolizes the
former mighty Salona. All of this is exactly what the serif through monumental capital
represents. When the broken piece of the letter breaks off as shown in our logo, it
resembles a sailboat and refers to the ancient shipbuilding tradition that the people of this
area have been dealing with since the ancient times.