Solta Holidays & Tours

Solta offers an unspoiled paradise, an island that’s been spared from much development despite being just a short boat ride from Split. Visitors will find sheltered coves and tranquil beaches for sunbathing and swimming in a crystal-clear turquoise sea, while dive spots like Livka and Senjska offer plenty for those looking to discover the underwater world. Rich history can be explored too, including a prehistoric fortress, churches, the ancient ruins of sarcophagi, and even the remains of a fish market in Piskeri Bay that belonged to Roman emperor Diocletian. The island produces some fantastic products too, including 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 Solta’s olive-oil making tradition, while a family-run farm offers the chance to learn how to make honey.

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Where to Stay in Solta

One of the main towns in Solta, Stomorska is incredibly charming, with a picturesque waterfront and port that dates back to the 16th century. There are several nice apartments that sit right at the edge of the sea along with outstanding restaurants and cafes. Maslinica in the west is one of the most popular places to stay, with fabulous hotels, a romantic harbour, and an early 18th-century castle. The promenade leads from the port to the town centre, and from there some idyllic beaches.


Things to do in Solta

  • Grohote, Solta

    Visit Solta’s Oldest Village

    The beautiful wooded island of Solta 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, Solta

    Discover The Beautiful Blue Lagoon

    Solta 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.


When to visit Solta

The best time to visit Solta 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 FAQ

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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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