Gregory of Nin, or Grgur Ninski, is a very important figure for the Croatian people.
Gregory was a Catholic bishop in the 13th century that wanted the liturgy to be held and conveyed to the people in the Croatian language, instead of Latin, and is an important historical figure for the Croatian people.
For visitors, however, his significance is much different. His sculpture, sculpted by the most renowned sculptor in Croatia, called Ivan Meštrović, is located right next to the Golden Gate, and his big toe has become gold after years and years of people rubbing it for good luck.
There are three versions of the story:
(1) Rubbing the toe will make your wish come true.
(2) Touching the toe will bring you good luck.
(3) If you touch the toe, this is a guarantee you will come back to Split again.
You can choose either way you like, the most important thing is, to keep the reason to yourself, and yourself only.