The island of Šolta, where pristine beauties of indigenous Dalmatia and unspoiled nature have been preserved, is located in the vicinity of Split. Several daily ferry lines connect the island and its settlements, such as picturesque Stomorska located in a deep bay, Nečujam with its endless beaches and charming Rogač, where the ferry from Split and the mainland arrives. These small settlements that line the coast of Šolta have succeeded in preserving the beauty of traditional Mediterranean architecture. Old stone houses, small forts and fishing boats will take you back in time.
No less charming are the villages in the interior of the island like Grohote, Gornje, Srednje and Donje Selo, where you should taste the best olive oils in the local taverns when exploring the area. Namely, at the international competition in New York in 2019, the olive oil from Šolta won the award for best organic olive oil worldwide. Apart from its excellent oil, Šolta is also known for premium wines that diligent Šolta farmers have been producing according to the island’s traditional recipes for centuries. After a fine drop of wine and some refreshment in one of the local farm restaurants, head to the island’s west coast to visit charming Maslinica. This small settlement was established around the castle of the noble family Marchi in 1708. The tiny archipelago in front of Maslinica along with the numerous bays, cliffs, shallow waters and pebble beaches that are surrounded by turquoise blue sea, are truly a small tourist paradise on earth.
There is so much more to say, but we rather invite you to Šolta, where you will rediscover the nature you forgot in your busy everyday life: enjoy long walks amidst the lovely scents of carobs, olives and rosemary, the play of the waves lapping the rocky shores, the summer song of crickets and the breeze of the mistral in your hair… Visit Šolta and discover Dalmatia as it once was!