The island of Šolta is only 9 nautical miles away from Split. The second largest Croatian city, the metropole by the seaside. As a result, Šolta is a popular weekend getaway spot for the locals. This island has under 23 square miles with the population under 800 people. This is an island for relaxed holidays. The only equipment needed are shorts, swimming suit, and flip-flops. Šolta is dry and sunny, therefore perfect environment for fig trees to grow. These delicious fruits ripen in August and can be picked all over the island. Besides fig trees, there are 100 000 olive trees on the island.
On the north-eastern side of Šolta, there are two large bays– Nečujam and Rogač. The bay of Nečujam has been transformed into a pound in the ancient Roman times. The famous emperor Diocletian used the pound surrounded by the rich flora and fauna as his royal spa. The quietness of the bay surrounded by numerous pine trees represented the place of inspiration for important Croatian poets and painters. The bay and village Rogač is traditional fishermen’s settlement, where many cute stone houses remained and are still in function.
Approaching the island from east another pine-tree beauty opens. The village of Maslinica lays in a safe bay known for beautiful sunset around a tiny island pictured on the horizon. The center of the village, counting as little as 200 inhabitants, represents the castle, Martinis Marchi. The mansion dates back in the year 1703 and is today a hotel with great local cuisine. Right next to Maslinica to the South, the bay of Šešula is placed. The bay spreads deeply, therefore creating a perfect spot to hide from Bora. Taking a walk it is possible to see both “Uvala”, which is Croatian name for a bay. They are connected with a nice walking path surrounded by pine trees.
The southern coast of the island is in its nature very diverse. The landscape is arranged in the form of countless coves. The southern bays are intimate, mostly uninhabited, enabling romantic swims in the turquoise. In some bays, you can meet an old-fashioned fisherman leaving his stone cottage on his way to fishing. One of the bays on the South is Uvala Tatinja, where jumping from the cliffs for brave ones is possible.