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Solta

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Ocean near Maslinica town on Solta island

Solta is an island in the Split-Dalmatia county of Croatia, just to the west of the much larger island of Brac. Both are near the city of Split on the mainland.

Understand[edit]

Šolta belongs to the middle Dalmatian island, in the central part of the Adriatic Sea, near its eastern coast. Šolta is 360 km away from the coast of Marunska lagoon (the most drawn in part of the Adriatic), and 390 km from the Strait of Otranto (the border between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea) in the southeast. Šolta is 185 km from the Italian coast, 10.7 km from the Croatian mainland (Uranjica) and 15 km (9 nautical miles) from Split.

Šolta is 19 km long (from the promontory Livka in the east of the island opened on Brač to the promontory Obinu‘ki bok in the west). The largest width is from the peninsula Rata in the eastern part of Nečujam to the peninsula in the western part of the cove of Senj and it is 4.9 km. The island’s coastline is 73.1 km long. Beside the main island, Šolta also consists of 7 islets outside the west port of Maslinica.

Get in[edit]

A ferry operated by Jadrolinija leaves frequently from Split for just 33 kn per way (Aug 2018). The departure times vary by month and can be checked on here. Most ferries arrive in Rogač, in the center of the island.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Upon arrival of the ferry, buses leave for different destinations on the island, including Maslinica .

By bike or scooter[edit]

Multiple agencies offer scooter and bike rentals:

  • Rogač: Bikes (75-100kn/day) and scooters (120-140kn/day), uphill from the port, at Stari Put 46

See[edit]

Maslinica and Stomorska are the two most popular towns on the island. Both have a harbor with boats and yachts, beautiful old buildings in Mediterranean style, and a number of souvenir shops and restaurants. The picturesque view invites you to stroll around and take pictures.

The water off the coast is very clear and of bright blue color during sunshine hours.

Others[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • Sv. Nikole u Stomorskoj
  • Bogorodice u Nečujmu
  • Gospe od Bori u G. Selu
  • Sv. Ivan u G. Selu
  • Sv. Stjepan u Grohotama
  • Sv. Gospa Lurdska u Grohotama
  • Sv. Mihovil u Grohotama
  • Sv. Martin u D. Selu
  • Sv. Jelena u D. Selu
  • Sv. Gospe od Kadalora
  • Sv. Tereze u Rogaču
  • Sv. Nikole u Maslinici

Gradac Village[edit]

  • - prehistoric hill-fort

Mirine west of Donje Selo[edit]

  • remains of villae rusticae
  • remains of the walls from antiquity near Donje Selo locality "Pod Mihovil"

Grohote Village[edit]

  • covers of ancient sarcophagi in front of the parish church
  • a part of an ancient sarcophagus in the parish house
  • old Christian sarcophagus in an old field
  • remains of an old Christian basilica
  • baptismal font of a basilica and other remains
  • chapel in the wall

Rogač Village[edit]

  • Banje - capital from the late antiquity period
  • remains of villae rusticae

Nečujam Village[edit]

  • ancient grave
  • ruins of sv. Petra
  • memorial house of Marko Marulić

Stipanska Village[edit]

  • remains of an old Christian basilica

Gornje Selo Village[edit]

  • remains of a building from the late antiquity period
  • cover of an ancient sarcophagus locality "Stomorija"

Sv. Jele[edit]

  • old Christian sarcophagus

Maslinica Villare[edit]

Do[edit]

Ride a bike around the island, go snorkeling or swimming, hike along the coast.

In August, the fig trees that can be found anywhere on the island carry their ripe fruits. Just stop at any tree and fill your stomach with this free gift of nature.

Buy[edit]

The largest supermarket on the island seems to be Studenac in Grohote, directly by the main road junction. Here you'll find any groceries you're looking for.

There are small convenience stores in the other towns, but don't expect much choice. They're really just good for buying drinks and a few snacks.

Eat[edit]

Various restaurants in Maslinica, Stomorska and Rogac offer meat, seafood and other dishes.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

The tourist community every summer season organises a contest for the best decorated and arranged apartment, house lot and a village. The main purpose of this is to stimulate and encourage competition between the owners of apartments and houses but also of the villagers so that the whole island of Šolta can greet its guests as graciously as possible. Every year as a prize the best get diplomas so if you see such a diploma in the house you’re staying in be sure that the owner did his best to welcome you!

Connect[edit]

The 4G mobile network is reliable and covers all of the island.

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