Solta Holidays & Tours

Accessible by a short ferry ride from Split, Šolta welcomes visitors with its untouched landscapes, hidden coves, and crystal-clear waters. The island’s sleepy villages, such as Stomorska and Maslinica, feature picturesque stone houses and inviting waterfronts that exude a sense of peaceful simplicity. Olive groves and vineyards blanket the hillsides, producing some of Croatia’s finest olive oil and wine.

Šolta’s beaches, such as Šešula and Zaglav, are ideal for sunbathing and swimming in its secluded bays. As a testament to its rich history, Šolta houses ancient Roman ruins, medieval churches, and quaint chapels scattered across the island.

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With its laid-back charm and pristine surroundings, Šolta captivates travelers looking for a laid back escape with the genuine spirit of Croatia. The island produces fantastic honey, wine, and olive oil. Visitors can get a glimpse of traditional life by visiting an olive mill for a tour to discover more about Šolta’s olive-oil making tradition, while a family-run farm offers the chance to learn how to make honey.

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Šolta is one of the lesser-known islands in Croatia despite being very close to Split. However, its ‘off-the-beaten-track’ appeal is what makes it so popular with our clients. Not to mention the accessibility from the mainland. Whether you plan on visiting Šolta on a day trip or longer, our in-house team have specialist knowledge guaranteed to make your trip unforgettable.

  • Grohote

    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 farmer's 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.

  • Blue Lagoon

    Discover the Beautiful Blue Lagoon

    Šolta Island is surrounded by sparkling pristine waters 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 kick back 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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When to Visit Šolta

The best time to visit Šolta Island is from May through October, with the optimal period for warm, dry weather that’s ideal for sunbathing and swimming during the summer months of June, July, August and the first half of September. Conditions will be just right for sailing and enjoying refreshing dips in the enticing blue waters. While the island doesn’t usually get overly busy, even during the peak of the tourist season, you can skip the crowds and enjoy warm temperatures in July and the latter half of September.

Solta FAQs

How many days do you need in Solta?

Solta is very popular for day trips as it’s just a 30-minute boat ride from Split, but if you truly want to soak up its atmosphere and enjoy a day or more at the beach, you’ll want to spend at least two full days with an overnight stay. That also means you’ll have a tranquil morning enjoying it all before the day trippers start to arrive. Of course, you might want more – while the hordes of visitors will be descending on Hvar and Brac, this island remains quiet and serene, providing the perfect place to find peace in the busy summer months.

What is the best time to visit Solta for swimming?

If the primary focus of your trip is spending time at the beach and swimming in the enticing clear blue waters, summer is your best bet. Sea temperatures will be warm, averaging around 23-24 degrees Celsius while on land is 26 to 29 degrees Celsius, providing the perfect opportunity for cooling off. If you’d like to visit outside of the busiest season of the year while still enjoying the warm water, come around mid to late September. 

What are the essential sites to see in Solta?

While the key attractions in Solta are its fantastic beaches, there are a number of essential sites. You won’t want to miss St. Stephen’s Church in the village of Grohote, which dominates the townscape with an imposing steeple. The area is filled with Mediterranean charms, including winding alleyways and romantic stone homes. A visit to the remains of the fish market that belonged to Emperor Diocletian is also a must with the remains of a Roman wall still visible in the sea.

Is Solta worth visiting?

Solta Island is worth at least a day trip and ideally multiple days to savour the fabulous atmosphere and enjoy a blissfully relaxed retreat that also includes time for sightseeing with several intriguing sites. If you want to melt stress away and immerse yourself in nature, with time spent on the beaches enjoying the salty sea air while avoiding the big crowds on popular islands like Hvar, this is your kind of destination.

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