Okay, you get it - Romans, Romans, Romans. And then a nearby church.
We got our fill of the arena, so we kept walking (after finding bottles of water and some shade. So hot outside). I popped into this little boutique and wanted to buy this bag so badly. Get it?
This Golden Date is for the Sergia family, who built it to honor themselves. It's been standing since around 27 BC, and it's the gateway into the old and pretty part of the city.
It was right around here that I saw a little girl start to throw a tantrum about 'sladoled' which is about the only Croatian/Slovenian word I'd learned, and it means ice cream. I'd be wanting some too, little girl. Instead, we stopped at a pirate candy shop, where I found some of the candy that I loved in Spain and manged to buy $12 worth. Whoops. Granted, it lasted me a week, but still....
This is the Temple of Augustus, a well preserved Roman temple, though it had to be reconstructed after a WWII bombing.
Back to the car we went, in search of something else to see. This town is small - a day is plenty of time to get around, unless you're REALLY into Roman ruins.
As with most 'beaches' in the area, it's mostly hanging out on concrete. We caught some sunshine here though and people-watched. And we realized that little girls don't wear swimsuit tops until puberty.
We drove back into town after a bit and scored with the perfect parking spot. We found a place with wifi (since our apt didn't have any) and some delicious food. I went with the shrimp risotto.
We did a bit more of a walk through old town and stopped at a market for some snacks. Then back to our home, where we explored the neighborhood and walked into a nearby marina.