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Situated off the coast of the historic city of Split, the Island of Šolta is the perfect day trip destination. During peak summer season the island offers eight ferry connections every day, making it easy to escape the bustling city in favour of a more tranquil island retreat. Besides having beautiful beaches and lush rural landscapes, Šolta is famous for its family-run farms where award-winning wines, olive oils and honey products are made. Whether you’re visiting the island on a day trip excursion, or spending a few days in the idyllic paradise, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do on Šolta.
Join a guided tour of Šolta’s landmark attractions and discover its unique history, charm and heritage. The pristine natural environment combines aquamarine crystalline waters with stunning scenery. The unspoiled oasis is the perfect relaxation location in which you can unwind, sunbathe and swim, and soak up the atmosphere. If you’re feeling active, visit one of the local and friendly family-run farms and learn how the island’s many valuable treasures are produced. You can sample wine made from indigenous grape varieties and deliciously fruity olive oils, and taste sweet, golden honey that boasts therapeutic properties. You can also purchase handcrafted products to take home as souvenirs.
Dotted along the picturesque coastline of Šolta Island are numerous peaceful pebble and shingle beaches that are lined with cafes, bars and restaurants. On a hike around the beauty spots, you can explore the stunning bays situated on the island’s southern side. Alternatively, you can sail around the island and admire its unique natural formation. In the crystal clear waters, you can enjoy kayaking, scuba diving and other fun water-based activities. Take a tour of Šolta’s charming little hamlets and villages, and admire the Mediterranean style architecture of the churches and houses.
Solta At A Glance
How to get there: Fly to Split, take the ferry or catamaran to Solta Island
Population of Solta: 1,500
What to See and Do in Solta: Honey tasting, Olive Oil Tour, Marchi Castle, The beaches
Towns or islands to visit near Solta: Split, Brac
Things to do in Solta
Visit Šolta’s Oldest Village
The beautiful wooded island of Šolta boasts charming and picturesque towns, gorgeous beaches, and scenic countryside. Its oldest, and largest, village –Grohote – is the place to visit if you want to enjoy a taste of authentic island life. The quaint traditional village boasts a farmers market, a selection of shops, a post office and a fire station, and little houses. Take a leisurely stroll around the historic village settlement, and mingle with the friendly locals.
Discover The Beautiful Blue Lagoon
Šolta Island is surrounded by sparkling waters that are pristine, and offers access to the stunning Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is rich in fish and other sea creatures that you can clearly view, when you gaze at the bottom of the shallow waters. Swim, snorkel and dive, or just kickback and relax as you soak up the sunshine and the tranquil ambience. Look out for the spiky sea urchins that indicate there is no pollution.
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