One special feature of vacationing in Croatia is the possibility of visiting lovely Adriatic islands. Far from bigger urban settlements, these can provide a holiday in peaceful nature and relaxing atmosphere. This is a small guide to Solta Island, a Dalmatian locality which might be just the thing you need in order to replenish your mental batteries and have a summer to remember.

Solta is located nine nautical miles from Split, and bonds with the mainland through eight ferry connections. This makes the island very easy to grasp, yet it is distant enough to be spared from crowds one might experience in Dalmatia’s capital.

The first letter of Solta’s name doesn’t exist in western Latin alphabet. Is looks like letter S with a small mark above, and is pronounced “sh” (like in the word ‘sharing’). The island has a lot of family-run farms, keen in producing their very own organic products. For example, family Dobricic tours  guests around their private wine cellars, offering them glasses of their renowned nectar along with olive pâté. Another speciality you will try on Dobricic estate are anchovies poured into their delicious, award-winning olive oil.

Being a Farmer (www.visitsolta.com)
Courtesy of: www.visitsolta.com

There are a total of eight towns on the island of Solta. The coastal ones are called Stomorska, Necujam, Rogac and Maslinica. Inland settlements include Gornje Selo, Donje Selo, Srednje Selo and Grohote. The whole island is 19 kilometers long, 4,5 kilometers wide and has a total surface of 57 square kilometers.

The Island of Solta hides numerous hidden alcoves, beaches and tiny fisherman houses. These can be found on its southern coasts, nestled between tall and hard-to-reach rocks. Most of them can be approached only by foot due to terrain. The aforementioned fisherman houses are a dream come true to aspiring Robinson Crusoues, as they are not connected to electricity and water grid. If you don’t mind drinking rainwater, and are more than happy to kiss your cellphone signal goodbye, this might be the vacation locality of your dreams.

Duje Klaric

This was a small guide to Solta Island. Learn more about similar lovely localities in Croatia by visiting our Destinations Section. Have your own photos of this island that you’d like to share with our community? Just upload them to our Facebook Wall and earn a chance to become our media contributor of the day.

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