Vranjic

The peninsula of Vranjic and the neighbouring lands were most probably inhabited as early as in prehistoric times. The present peninsula, initially an island, attracted people to settle there, the archaeological finds showing inhabitants’ presence since prehistoric and Roman times up until the present day. >From the Roman times are, for instance, the remains of the port discovered during building oil tanks on the northern shore of the bay (explored by B. Kirigin and F. Oreb in 1976) and numerous stone monuments, inscriptions, grave stele, architectural decorative fragments, etc. Many of them are in the Archaeological Museum of Split today, and many more have been built into houses constructed at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, as was traditional at the time. In the area of Crkvine, there are remains of an old-Christian basilica (5th-6th ct.) with A cemetery, possibly also the remains of a contemporary monastery, as it can be concluded from an inscription mentioning a monk named Peter.