Colonia Martia Iulia Salona, was the title of the ancient Roman capital of the province of Dalmatia. It was established in a sheltered bay, at the mouth of the river Jadro under the monutain of Kozjak. The place was populated by the native tribe of Delmati and by Greek merchants who settled there before the arrival of the Italics and Romans. After the barbarian invasions, Croats settled in part of the ruined and abandoned Salona. Croatian rulers built new churches on Our Lady’s island and along the river Jadro, where the centre of the Croatian Solin was established.