Best things to do in Šolta when visiting on private yacht
This lovely, wooded island (59 sq km) is a popular getaway for Split inhabitants escaping the summer heat. The island’s main entry point is Rogač harbour, where ferries from Split tie up on the edge of a large bay. Private yachts usually anchor in nerby more private bays with rocky beaches. There are also many beautiful sleepy villages like Maslinica and Stomorska, with its pretty sheltered harbour popular with yachters.
The best private marinas, ports or anchor points
You have 2 options on where & how you can start your cruise.
are usually crowded with lots of people and other ships, yachts & motor sailors. But the locations are best! You step out of the gulet and you are in the heart of the city. If this is what you like, it is perfect. (Your option in Šolta: Rogač, Maslinica and Stomorska).
This means gulet is on anchor close to the main port and you are transferred from port to gulet with a dinghy/zodiac. Some people find this uncomfortable, and it can be unconvinient for seniors, but some love the adventure. (Your option in Šolta: Donja Krušica, Šešula, Tatinja, Stračinska, Gornja Krušica, Nečujam.)
Most popular choices
Marina Martinis Marchi
A new marina has been built near the luxurious Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel & Restaurant. Inside there are 50 berths covered with marble, equipped with moorings, electricity, and water. New waterfront offers a safe place for yachts measuring up to 35m, and even longer on the outer side of the breakwater.
An amphitheater with 500 seats is built in the style of ancient Greek theatres. Martinis Marchi Marina is the second place winner of International Cemex Builder Award for the Best Infrastructure and Urbanism 2012.
Port of Stomorska
Stomorska is the oldest port on the island of Solta, built in the 16th century. The place has since been a home of excellent sailors who still own a fleet of sailing boats that once used to transport wine and other treasures. Fishing is the most developed economic activity with tourism. A wide choice of freshly caught fish is offered daily, and the fish farm is very close to the site. Stomorska summer is best known for fun fishing nights, full restaurants and taverns.
Interesting facts about Šolta:
- Šolta consists of 7 islets
- Full of pristine nature
- One of the favorite swimming stops in the Adriatic
- Best olive oil in Croatia
Must see attractions
It is located in the biggest bay on Šolta and is the island’s youngest settlement, gravitating towards the central beach overlooked by a large apartment resort, owing to which Nečujam used to be one of the most famous destinations on the Adriatic coast before the 1990’s. Its tranquillity and green vistas inspired some of Croatia’s greatest poets, namely Marko Marulić and PetarHektorović. The house where Marko Marulićwas staying still stands in the very center of the village. Many consider Nečujamthe most beautiful bay of the island of Šolta. It comprises eight coves: Bok Supetra, Šumpjivina, Podkamenica, Maslinica, Tiha, Bok od rata, PiškeraandSupetar.
Liquid gold’is more than just an expression – in addition to having won several gold medals for its exquisite flavor and appearance resembling gold, it is also known for its therapeutic properties. Pour gold over the grilled fish and salad made from the freshly picked vegetables from your host’s garden or a local marketplace and enjoy your meal!
We are proud to say that the European Commission acknowledged its excellence and specificity. Upon completion of the procedure at the EU level, the Commission issued a regulation whereby the name ‘Šoltansko maslinovo ulje’ was entered into the Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications.
Blue Lagoon in Croatia is not your usual blue lagoon created by the coral reefs found around tropical islands forming a shallow lagoon with the crystal clear blue sea inside. There are no coral reefs in Croatia but that doesn’t mean that there are no blue lagoons. Blue lagoons in Croatia are usually formed between a number of small islands which are usually separated by the shallow lagoon between them that we like to call blue lagoons.
The best restaurants to consider in Šolta
Several restaurants, cafes, and markets where you can expect only the superb food and amazing dishes for a good price. Everything you need for a superb culinary experience.
The “Šampjer” Restaurant is located on the island of Šolta, in a place called Maslinica. It is 5 minutes’ walk away from the center of Maslinica, at a high ground with a magnificent view of 11 Croatian islands and the unforgettable sunset. An extremely pleasant surrounding, the combination of fire, sea, the sun and the wind, polite restaurant staff, top quality cuisine specialties are something you will recognize us for.
You can enjoy the privacy and authentic delicacies and carefully chosen wine-list of Šišmiš restaurant. We offer a free berth below the restaurant for a direct approach from the sea. To ensure your table for the day we recommend earlier reservation The restaurant Šišmiš present to you our newly opened wine bar. The passion and love for all Croatian wines we joined together in one place. We will provide you a tasting, the purchase, and consumption of the highest quality and selected Croatian wines. Come and experience Croatia.
Tavern-Pizzeria Gajeta place is that since 1995 all its guests, providing an authentic culinary experience based on excellent food, primarily fish, to goo drink and, above all, a relaxed, homey atmosphere for which the visitors still in her back. The compound pleasant atmosphere and the wide range of local dishes prepared in the traditional way will make your dining experience is unforgettable.
Day trips and excursions
Plenty of exciting ideas and things to do in Split
Experience and explore some of the amazing scuba diving sites! The southern part of Šolta offers a truly rich underwater world. Steep rocks fall into the depths and are a home to numerous caves and abundant species of flora and fauna, such as corals.
The stunning nature of the Šoltan seabed also reveals the traces of the past times; you can choose to explore ship wreckages or feel the special magic of night diving. The southern part of the island offers the lovers of the sea depths spectacular scenery of the sea life and an unforgettable experience for both the beginner and more experienced divers.
Are you interested in more adrenaline adventure? Well, this is a must then. One of the best of road experience with best safari guides. You can browse old villages across the whole island with spectacular views of nature. Afterward, you can refresh yourself in hidden beaches. Heavenly for sure.
Šolta Bike Tour
Our itinerary is to get to the western part of the island and the place Maslinica located 15 km from our starting point. There are about 20 km of roads and about 30 km off-road routes to get there. This route actually crosses over the whole island from east to west. You will love the off-road ride through the beautiful scenery and unspoiled nature. And we will also visit picturesque villages frozen in time where you ‘ll have a chance to touch living history all around you with a specific architecture and with the historical traces of the traditional way of life.
A few tourist attraction recommendations you can’t miss
Town of Maslinica
The south side of the bay boasts a beautiful pine wood with secluded rocky beaches. In front of it lies an archipelago of seven islets (Polebrnjak, Saskinja, Stipanska, Kamik, Balkun, Rudula and Grmej), making Maslinica one of the most wonderful spots in the Adriatic. The beauty of the surrounding nature is in harmony with the historical, architectural and environmental values of the old castle and picturesque stone houses.
Archery Club Oliveto
If you want an ideal getaway from the routine, step inside the fort of Archery Club Oliveto at the entrance of the village Maslinica. Surrounded by a thick pine forest, you can try your skill in shooting with bows and arrows and for a moment travel through time to the Middle Ages. All weapons are handmade and you can learn all about the process of creating archery equipment. New in the Oliveto’s offer is a mechanical horse for a greater challenge. The club also offers workshops for children and handmade telescope to enjoy the starry nights. Fun for everyone guaranteed!
Šolta is an island yet to be discovered – its southern bays are a true gem and a must-see! The more or less indented, turquoise oases are ideal for single day excursions, exploration adventures, bathing, swimming, fishing, etc. As soon as you move away from the shore, you will be stunned by the powerful, dark blue open sea that can take you to the nearby islands of Vis and Hvar.
Where to stay in Šolta
These hotels & villas will make your stay magical
Hotel Heritage Martinis Marchi
Welcome to Martinis Marchi Hotel & Restaurant located in a historic castle in Maslinica on the island of Šolta’s west coast. It is a place which vividly evokes visions of sparkling teal waters and a landscape dotted with olive trees. Today, after three centuries of tumultuous history, the Martinis Marchi castle welcomes you into its chambers that echo with the soft whisper of times gone by. The staff of the castle wishes you a pleasant stay.
located in the village of Rogac, walking distance to the main ferry pier, Villa Ivana is a brand new holiday house with one main objective – to spoil and entertain you. With every detail carefully designed to please its guests, it emphasizes tastefully relaxing ambiance fully in line with main advantages of the Island itself. Simply spoil yourself with unforgettable breakfast on the upper terrace overlooking the sea and the city of Split, leave all your concerns while smiling in the Jacuzzi hot tub or entertain your family and friends by making the real barbecue.
Villa Maslinica is a new villa with a private swimming pool built in the center of Maslinica.On two floors we offer accommodation for only one group (family), thus providing the utmost privacy. Villa Maslinica guarantees the best value for your money.
Tourist boards of Šolta
Here you can find additional information about interesting things in Šolta. If you want to learn more about history of Šolta, museums, cultural or any other events that are happening when you are here.
Address: Podkuća 8, 21430, Grohote
Phone: +385 021 654 657