The Island of Šolta is a small island located just opposite the city of Split, Croatia. It is known for its beautiful scenery and welcoming locals. In the past, life on Šolta was difficult due to the poor karst soil and hard work, but this has created a culture of kind and open-hearted people. The island is known for its virgin olive oil and astringent wine, as well as its fishing songs.
The center of the island’s tourism is Nečujam, with its longest sand beach, and the main port is Rogač. The only settlement on the west side of the island is the picturesque port village of Maslinica. The village is surrounded by an archipelago of seven islets, making it a unique and beautiful destination. The main attraction in Maslinica is the 18th century castle of the noble Marchi family. After the construction of a marina and the restoration of the castle, the once small village has become a popular tourist and nautical center. The castle is now a luxury heritage hotel, Martinis Marchi, offering luxury suites and an exquisite restaurant.
The Island of Šolta is a perfect destination for nature lovers, with its hidden bays and beautiful beaches.