Active vacation

Activities

Hiking

Is there a better way to be active and relax at the same time? You can explore the inner parts of the island by starting from the coastal villages of Maslinica, Stomorska, Nečujam or Rogač. Or you can head towards the coast in any direction from the picturesque villages at the heart of the island - Grohote, Gornje Selo, Srednje Selo or Donje Selo,and make your way through Šolta's southern bays and olive groves to discover the turquoise oases and the crystal clear sea. Make sure to visit some of the lively coastal villages or drop by a neighbouring hamlet, walk through its stone alleys and learn the secrets of the old houses, peak into tiny local churches, perhaps stumble upon a hidden tavern and treat your palate tothe local cuisine specialties. To get around easier, you can get a map of the island at any local tourist info centre, with marked pathways that will lead you to any of the above locations: the sea, olive groves, and hamlets. Explore your way through the kilometres of island paths and trails!

Biking

Biking is most definitely one of the best ways to soak in and enjoy the nature. By relaxing on two wheels one can relate to the nature in a special way, and become one with it. This activity improves our health and relaxes both our body and mind. No other activity is as diverse and more challenging.

Šolta's terrain will satisfy even the most demanding cyclists and give you the pleasure of enjoying the infinite blue scenery, feast your eyes on the bays, open sea and neighbouring islands, ride through the new and old olive groves, and explore numerous possibilities that will make your vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, and by all means memorable!

You can take alternative - also mapped - bike routes connecting the island towns and villages. Whether you choose to take the asphalt road from Stomorska to Maslinica, or unpaved but well maintained trails, you will surely run across other cyclists. Make sure to wave at them on the way!

The trails will lead you to the sea, alongside olive groves and through the pine wood. An idyllic Mediterranean landscape of the island of Šolta and an unforgettable view from any point will help you relax after a ride and make your experience complete. You can take a break and visit some of the village churches or markets, seek for a delicious snack and awaken your taste buds in some of the taverns or family farms in Gornje Selo and Grohote, or, depending on your mood and fitness, take a riding tour with no breaks. It's all up to you!

Biking is truly for everyone. Return to the intact, beautiful nature, refresh yourselves in one of the southern bays and recharge your batteries. Getting started early in the morning while the air is still cool is the best way to avoid summer heat. Once you have experienced the action, you're only going to want more!

Lunaris rent 00 385 98 131 8593 (Maslinica)
Turanj rent 0385 95 9141877 (Stomorska)

Sea kayaking

The Adriatic Sea is tranquil and clean, particularly in the Šoltan waters, exploring the island landscapes by kayak is an ideal option. You can embark on your adventure from the main beach in Nečujam, where you can rent a kayak. In addition to its unique acoustic properties (Vallissurda, Latin: the Deaf Bay), the big bay (comprising eight coves) offers you a paradise-like scenery only a few paddle pulls away. Find out what had intrigued Marko Marulić so much to make him stay on Šolta and why he would often invite his friends to resttheir eyes and soul in the surreal turquoise setting of Nečujam's coves, where the pine wood reflects in the sea, and where Diocletian chose to build a fish pond and spend his rest days in the setting becoming of an emperor.

If you are a fan of kayaking, here's another great suggestion: starting from the main beach in Maslinica, embark on a romantic adventure of exploring the nearby islets and enjoy the most beautiful sunset ever, one that is impossible to imagine – you simply need to experience it!

Barić nautika 00385 91 892 4294 (Nečujam)

Scuba diving

Turquoise bays, miles long hiking trails, green pine woods, infinite peace for the soul, and utter beauty and tranquillity.

These are exactly the reasons why many return to our divine island; however, not many have had the chance to dive into a completely different dimension, into a deep blue and even quieter oasis, to explore the beauty of Šolta's depths. The island's scuba diving centres offer you a great opportunity to experience an underwater adventure. As the centre owners are highly experienced scuba divers, truly passionate about the sea andthe underwater world, and familiar with the secrets they hide.So make sure to ask for a licensed guide, since we do not recommend you to explore the seabed by yourselves. You can best enjoy and discover the beauty of the Šoltan waters knowing that you are in the safe hands of an expert guide.Surround yourself with hundreds of shades of blue, and let the tranquillity of the sea take you back to the primeval beauty you will never be able to forget.

In Šolta’s vicinity lie sites with sunken ships, and various other scuba diving locations, which makes the seabed exceptionally attractive for underwater tourism.

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 sea depths spectacular scenery of the sea life and an unforgettable experience for both the beginner and more experienced divers.

www.leomar-divingcenter.de/