7 awesome things to do on Šolta
1. Kayaking around Maslinica islets
The Adriatic Sea is tranquil and clean, particularly in the Šoltan waters, so exploring the island landscapes by kayak is an ideal option. If you are a fan of kayaking, here's one great suggestion: starting from the main beach in Maslinica (beach Punta), embark on a romantic adventure of exploring the nearby islets and enjoy breathtaking archipelago of Seven islets, referred to as Maslinica's Islands (Maslinički škoji). The Seven islets - Polebrnjak, Stipanska, Saskinja, Grmej, Kamik, Balkun and Rudula are uninhabited but they abound in beautiful pine woods with secluded rocky beaches. Spend a morning enjoying Your own piece of heaven overlooking the Martinis Marchi castle and marina.
2. Take a walk around the old part of Grohote
3. Shipwreck snorkeling
4. Enjoy a cup of coffee in Stomorska
Stomorska, a village cosily nested in the north-eastern part of the island, is 12 km away from the main port of Rogač. The view of the picturesque waterfront, stunning beaches and fishermen selling their catch in the early morning right by an exclusive yacht docked nearby, seems like something one can only see in a postcard. The place is a perfect blend of opposites: old stone houses, sailing boats and ‘kaići’ (small wooden fishing boats) docked only a few metres away, and Dalmatian taverns. Grab a good book or a good friend and feel like a regular at any of these taverns around this small fishermen's village and enjoy Your morning coffee.
5. See an exhibition
6. Spend a day in a secluded bay on the south side of the island
7. Sip local wine
When on vacation, a glass of wine on your balcony overlooking the sea sounds enticing, doesn’t it? And if you know that the wine in your glass is grown and made only on this island, it sounds even better. It's true – Šolta has its authentic variety of wine called Dobričić, an old Dalmatian variety with unique qualities. It has been scientifically proven that this variety is one of the parents of Plavac Mali (the other parent is kaštelanski Crljenak, also know as Zinfandel), one of the best known red grape varieties in Croatia.