PLACE OF TRANQUILITY AND RELAXATION
ONLY 9 NAUTICAL MILES DISTANCE FROM SPLIT
Firstly named: Olytha, then Osolenta, Sulet and finally: Šolta
Šolta is an island in the central Dalmatian archipelago. Although just an hour sail from Split, its natural environment and absolute peace and silence have remained untouched. Its 24 bays and 4 ports can take more than a thousand small yachts. Šolta is an unavoidable sailing destination.It is believed that the island Šolta was named „Olynthia“ (‘immature fig’). Through history, numerous of nations such as Greek, Italian and Spanish were sailing in the Adriatic Sea and stoping by the island of Šolta for a trade with the local fisherman.
Grohote is the main settlement on the island.
FEW TIPS & DO NOT MISS:
Did you know that old Romans used donkeys as help while building roads? They would let donkeys walk in front of them knowing that they are so lazy that they would surely find the shortest and the easiest route. One of the remaining families of this endangered species found their place on the island of Šolta. Feel free to pay them a visit, leaving your yacht in Šolta’s naturally protected bays.
On the western side of the island, nearby Maslinica, there are 7 islets: Balkun, Rudula, Grmej, Stipanska, Saskina, Polebrnjak and Kamičić.