One day on the island
Relish in its peace, explore this beautiful oasis, get active and reward yourself and your palate with divine tastes of honey and wine! And all of this is just a short summer car-ferry ride away from Split. Have a cup of coffee, feel the summer breeze against your skin, take a selfie to preserve the moment and dive into your day on a magical island that will, most definitely, make you want to come back. Discover why. As you get of the car-ferry in Rogač, you will find two buses, one taking you the east side of the island (to a town called Stomorska) and another one to the west side (to a town called Maslinica). Pick a bus and start you island adventure!
The next town on the way to Stomorska is Gornje Selo, a small medieval town known for its long and illustrious tradition of olive and wine growing. Come visit the local taverns (called konoba) and an olive oil refinery and get a unique souvenir to remind you of your stay here on the island!
The last stop is Stomorska, a small fisherman village and one of Šolta's old ports for skillful seamen who traded with the island’s limestone, olive oil and wine. The old stone houses are now neighbors to restaurants and konobas, a tourist agency, a souvenir shop, an Info center, and a multitude of private apartments and a small camp. Stomorska has several small beaches. The first, pebbly Điga, waits for you at the end of the waterfront (Riva). If you continue along the Riva, you will find beautiful natural stone plates, made for sunbathing and jumping into the sea. The pine forest on the other side of the alcove hides Veli Dolac and Zadušna beaches.
If you choose to explore the other side of the island, the bus will take you through Grohote, and then through Donje and Srednje Selo. Both of these medieval villages located in the Šolta Field (Šoltansko Polje) and towered over by local churches. If you choose to walk through these picturesque villages, you will be astonished by idyllic stone houses and konobas, and their Dalmatian rural architecture. These villages have no restaurants of shops, but if you take a walk through them, you will come across an atelier of a local painter of stunning renovated Dalmatian villas that can be rented.
The very west end of Šolta houses Maslinica, and its breathtaking archipelago of Seven islets, referred to as Maslinica's Islands (Maslinički škoji). The first thing to catch your eye when you arrive is the, now restored, Martinis Marchi castle. This luxury hotel used to be a fortress that defended the town against pirate attacks. This village came to be precisely in 18th century, when the Marchi family had columns shipped from the Dalmatian Inland to build their castle. Tourism is still a big part of Maslinica's life, so restaurants, shops, a marina, an exchange office and an Info center will not be far from your reach. Local beaches by the marina and on the opposite side of the Punta alcove are just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. And in close proximity, you will find Šipkova and Šešula alcoves, that you can explore by bike or by kayak that you can rent in the village.